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Boat Outfitting Skills (Carpentry) – Supported by Princess Yachts

Level: 1
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Ten weeks
When you'll study: Monday to Thursday, 7.00am to 5.15pm

About the course

Do you enjoy practical work, using your hands and solving problems? Becoming a skilled and fully trained woodworker could be a great career choice for you, and with this unique course you could step straight into a career with Princess Yachts where you will join its highly skilled boat outfitting department.

This ten week course will give you the basic knowledge of carpentry, hand skills and maintenance, and you will potentially be offered an interview with this prestigious employer at the end the course.


What you'll learn

The main subjects covered on this course are:

  • carrying out safe working practices
  • information, quantities and working with others
  • building methods and construction technology
  • basic woodworking joints
  • maintaining and using hand tools
  • preparing and using portable power tools.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment.



You will be continually assessed to the industrial standards set by the lead body, Construction Skills, and sit an external end of course exam.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may be offered an interview with Princess Yachts and invited to join the company as a full-time employee.

Alternatively, you may wish to progress to a full-time construction course at the College or an Apprenticeship.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.
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