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Marine Engineering Apprenticeship

The apprenticeship in Marine Engineering is a direct progression from the intermediate apprenticeship. The advanced apprenticeship will take two years to complete. The apprentice will attend college at South Devon Marine Academy one day per week, which during this day the apprentice will learn advanced engineering skills, testing and diagnostics and general boating skills. At this level, marine engineering apprentices are expected to be able to conduct routine servicing, maintenance and engine removal unassisted. Once completed, graduates go on to work as qualified marine engineers in boatyards, marinas and engineering companies.

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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,
Bridge Road,

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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.