Is this course right for me?

Are you a new or existing professional in the engineering sector? Are you interested in marine engineering? This qualification is designed for both new and existing engineers. It gives you a fundamental understanding of engineering practices in the marine environment.

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 engineering 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 engineering 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 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 offer 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 modules:

    Core units:

    • Working safely in an engineering environment 
    • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering 
    • Using and communicating technical information 

    Optional units (choose three):

    • Producing mechanical engineering drawings using a CAD system 
    • Producing components using hand fitting techniques 
    • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations 
    • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment 
    • Using wood for pattern, model making and other engineering application 
    • Producing composite mouldings using wet lay-up techniques
  • Rhos-on-Sea

    The course consists of the following modules:

    Core units: 

    • Working safely in an engineering environment 
    • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering 
    • Using and communicating technical information 

    Optional units (choose three): 

    • Producing mechanical engineering drawings using a CAD system 
    • Producing components using hand fitting techniques 
    • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations 
    • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment 
    • Using wood for pattern, model making and other engineering application 
    • Producing composite mouldings using wet lay-up techniques