Marine Engineering Apprenticeship Level 3

Subject Area Marine
Course Type 16-18
Qualification Level 3
Start Date August 2020
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Marine Engineering Apprenticeship

During this marine engineering apprenticeship you will learn advanced engineering skills, testing and diagnostics and general boating skills.

At this level, you will be expected to conduct routine servicing, maintenance and engine removal unassisted.

This apprenticeship is a direct progression from the intermediate apprenticeship and will take two years to complete.

You will attend College at South Devon Marine Academy one day per week. Once completed, you could go on to work as a qualified marine engineer in boatyards, marinas and engineering companies.

Higher education marine students in classroom.

Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You will be required to have achieved Maths at Level 2
  • You will be required to have achieved English at Level 2
  • You must have completed an appropriate vocational qualification at Level 2
  • You should have a genuine interest in this subject
What will I learn?
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  • Diagnostic testing of engines and mechanical equipment

  • Installation of engines

  • Installation of ancillary equipment

  • Removal of yacht and boat electrical equipment

  • Servicing and repairing marine engines

  • Routine servicing of electrical equipment

Careers & Employability
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The Advanced Apprenticeship in Marine Engineering is a direct progression from the Intermediate Apprenticeship. The Advanced Apprenticeship will take two years to complete. In the first year, your apprentice will attend college at Noss Marine Academy for two days per week. During these two days, your 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.

Course Applications

Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks Fees Apply/Enrol today
ST32261V Kingswear 01/08/2020 - 31/07/2024 - 208 Apply Enquire

This course costs: £0.00

“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

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