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Boatbuilding Maintenance Certificate

If you love working on boats and want to learn everything that goes into building them, then this is the course for you. The course combines marine engineering and boat building, giving you an understanding of the varied components that make up the structure of boats and the practical skills you need to build one.This engaging qualification will provide you with strong knowledge of the varied components that make up the structure of boats, developing the skills necessary for their successful production.

You will focus on a variety of techniques to ensure you become a skilled professional, including interpretation of lofted lines, drawings and specifications, the knowledge needed to obtain the shape of moulds and templates and the skills required to mark, cut out, assemble and finish the elements that make up a boat.

Upon completion you could progress to an apprenticeship with a suitable employer or the BTEC Level 3 in Marine Technologies.

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“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,
Bridge Road,

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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 1 Exploring Maritime Skills Certificate

Level 2 Marine Engineering Certificate

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