Is this course right for me?

Are you a new or existing professional in the marine sector? Do you want to gain a valuable qualification while you work? This NVQ course allows you to get your competence recognised in a wide variety of marine activities, including boat production, boat maintenance and repair of boats under supervision.

The course is suitable for students progressing from a relevant Level 1 or 2 qualification, or from existing professional knowledge. You must be currently employed in the industry and looking to study on a day-release basis.

Entry requirements:

  • You should be working in a boatbuilding, outfitting or maintenance environment 
  • You must be motivated and enthusiastic 
  • You should have an appropriate mechanical and practical aptitude

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.

Delivery:

The course is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Theory classes 
  • Practical workshops 
  • Demonstrations 
  • Reflecting on your professional skills

Assessment:

The course is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Coursework 
  • Reflective work 
  • Observation of your practical skills

Progression:

Completion of this NVQ will help you progress in your marine career. You may be able to seek additional responsibilities in your job and work towards a supervisory or managerial role. You will have improved your employability in the marine industry, and a range of professional options will be available.

If you want to advance further in education, you will have the option of progressing onto a Level 3 course. Grŵp Llandrillo Menai offered a number of suitable courses, including a BTEC Marine Engineering course and a City and Guilds course in Boatbuilding, Maintenance and Support.  

Additional campus/course information:

  • Pwllheli

    The course consists of the following units:

    Core units:

    • Introduction to the Marine Industry 
    • Principles of boatbuilding technology 

    Optional units (choose two):

    • Composite manufacture for marine construction 
    • Servicing and maintenance of marine engines 
    • Servicing and maintenance of marine propulsion systems
  • Rhos-on-Sea

    The course consists of the following units:

    Core units: 

    • Introduction to the Marine Industry 
    • Principles of boatbuilding technology 

    Optional units (choose two): 

    • Composite manufacture for marine construction 
    • Servicing and maintenance of marine engines 
    • Servicing and maintenance of marine propulsion systems