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Boat Building

A Level 3 Boat Building apprenticeship lasts for four years, with a varied choice of roles with a range of employers, including marine engineers, boat builders, repairers, boatyards and marinas. During this programme you will learn about boat production, boat maintenance and the repair of boats, all under the support and guidance of both your employer and the College. You will attend the College for one day per week, with the remaining working week spent in the workplace, for a minimum of 30 hours. The College can support you in finding a suitable employer to complete this apprenticeship.

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What will I learn?

“My goal is to become a marine engineer, and my course has improved my career prospects as well as providing many memorable experiences. I've driven a powerboat and worked on the engine of Aspiration, the College’s 38ft yacht, amongst many others; all great experience for employment.”  Leanne Cole

South Devon Marine Academy

This course is available at our Marine Academy, on the edge of the picturesque River Dart.

Premier Marinas,
Noss-On-Dart,
Bridge Road,
Dartmouth,
TQ6 0EA

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We have courses to suit everyone so if you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for yet, we recommend you take a look at the following courses. We’ve selected these for you based on your interests.

Level 3Marine Engineering

Level 2Diploma in Maritime Studies: Marinas and Boatyard

About us

We currently offer a wide range of apprenticeships in various sectors including: childcare, management, hairdressing, marine and many more. Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16.

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

We deliver a range of Higher Apprenticeships which offer a unique way of developing professional level, job specific skills while remaining in employment and earning a salary.

Student Support

A supportive learning environment is available for all students including, free or discounted travel options, careers advice and more. We take pride in matching apprentices of all ages to the right job and employer.

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