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Marine Engineering Certificate

If you’re fascinated by the more technical components that are in boats – the engines, the pumps, the propulsion systems – then this is the course for you. By focusing on marine engineering, you’ll develop the practical skills and experience that will prepare you for a lifelong career in the dynamic marine industry.

You’ll develop essential skills in communicating highly technical information, maintaining mechanical devices, and testing electrical equipment and circuits. You’ll be assessed by completing a range of practical tasks, and producing a portfolio of evidence. Practical sessions are delivered in our fully equipped workshop, whilst the essential underpinning theory and knowledge is delivered in our specialist classroom facilities.

You’ll be studying at South Devon Marine Academy , so you’ll be based in a working boatyard and see first-hand what working as a marine engineer is like.

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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,

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 1 Exploring Maritime Skills Certificate

Level 2 Boatbuilding Maintenance Certificate

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Life at South Devon College is about being treated like an adult and benefiting from small class sizes. We pride ourselves in offering outstanding support in state of the art facilities.

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We offer a supportive learning environment for all students including free or discounted travel options, financial support, an exclusive Job Shop service enabling you to find part time jobs while you study, personalised learning programmes and careers advice.