Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Engineering – Marine

Engineering - Marine

Marine Engineering Course

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Marine Engineering (Foundation) (2473-12)

This apprenticeship involves the skills and knowledge needed for occupations in marine engineering, the ability to organise work and identify and prevent problems.

If not taken as an apprenticeship – cost:


Is this course right for me?

This apprenticeship is aimed at learners who would like to gain the basic knowledge and skills required during their initial training to become a Marine Engineer.

Find out more about starting an apprenticeship on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Are you an Employer looking to take on an Apprentice?

Find out more about apprenticeships and the advantages for you as an Employer on our Employer Training page.
  • You will be expected to be in relevant job role
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview
  • Learners must be at least 16 years old

Units to study include:

  • Introduction to the marine industry
  • Business improvement techniques
  • Marine engineering processes and principles
  • Servicing and maintenance of marine engines and ancillary systems
  • Servicing and maintenance of marine propulsion systems

If you do not currently hold qualifications in GCSE Maths and English, you may be required to undertake the following:

  • Essential Communication Skills (ECommS)
  • Essential Application of Number Skills (EAoNS)

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • If taken as an apprenticeship then reviews with your assessor and employer will take place every 1-2 months and you will be expected to have developed your skills and knowledge between each review

This course can lead to numerous career opportunities including: Marine Engineer, Boat Builder, Boat Fitter, Maintenance engineer, Joiner, Boat Designer, Marine Leisure.

Successful completion of this course can lead onto the Level 3 Marine Engineering course.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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