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Marine Engineering Diploma

This is the ideal course for you if you wish to pursue a career in marine engineering, as you build on the essential skills from the Level 2 course. Successful completion of the Level 3 course will prepare you for employment as a marine engineer.

You will be assessed by completing a range of practical tasks and producing a portfolio of evidence. Practical sessions are delivered in our fully equipped workshops. You will also have the opportunity to gain RYA qualifications alongside the course, and upon completion you can consider progression to employment or university-level study.

During your course you will also have the opportunity to complete work experience to prepare you for future employment.

If you are aged 19 and over you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to free or reduced course fees. You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment. To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.

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Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19+ Fee  
DP3MEM1F Kingswear 14/09/2020 - 09/07/2021 - £3465.00 FC T3 19+ Apply Now
FC Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.
T2 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
T3 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
19+ Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.

One of the main reasons I applied to study at University Centre South Devon was because of the marine facilities, which are second to none; you'd really struggle to find anywhere that can match them. Working on such a variety of craft is beneficial, and helps you develop experience across a broad range of vessels. It's also been good experience studying in the engineering workshops, learning from experienced tutors on topics such as boat maintenance. The support I've received has been fantastic; I've had assistance with study skills and I've seen a significant improvement in my grades because of this. It's been a really positive experience and I'm pleased I decided to study here. I'm planning to complete a top-up year when I finish the foundation degree, before entering industry working on large vessels.Richard Smith

Have you considered...

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 2Marine Engineering Certificate

Level 3Marine Engineering Apprenticeship

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