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Marine Carpentry and Fit Out

Course Code: BOC1

Level: 1
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: City & Guilds, Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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About the course

Are you good with your hands? Do you have an eye for detail? Do you like the idea of working on luxury yachts? This City & Guilds Marine Carpentry course is aimed at those who wish to gain a broad range of outfitting, carpentry and practical skills relating to the marine industry. The study programme is predominantly practical and you will gain a wide range of marine focused hand skills ranging from basic carpentry joints to cabin fit out processes. You will also learn laminating skills relating to marine industry applications.

What you'll learn

The course includes the following units:

  • working safely in an engineering environment
  • working efficiently and effectively in engineering
  • using and communicating technical information
  • using wood for pattern, model making and other engineering applications assembling pattern, model and engineering woodwork components
  • producing composites mouldings using wet lay-up techniques.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.
Entry requirements

In our experience in order to be successful on this level of course you will need one of the following:

  • four GCSEs at grades 3-1 (D-F)
  • a BTEC foundation diploma in a related subject
  • an NVQ level 1/technical certificate in a related subject
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience

You will be assessed through assignments, practical end tests and two City & Guilds online examinations.

What's next?

On successful completion you may progress to:

  • an Apprenticeship
  • an appropriate level 3 course at the College
  • employment within the industry as a trainee boat builder or laminator
Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

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.)


Course Code: BOC1

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £999

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 A  or   B(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A  or   B

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.