Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (2463)

Last Updated: 07 Oct 2016
These qualifications enable learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the marine engineering or boatbuilding maintenance sector.
These qualifications are for anyone who wants a career building, fitting out, finishing or maintaining boats. You don't need a current work placement or previous qualification.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You'll gain a thorough knowledge of yacht and boat construction - including assembly and subassembly, hull construction, installation and fitting out, and marine propulsion systems. You might well build a complete boat during the qualification.

You will learn at college in an appropriately equipped classroom.

Assessment will include online tests and assignments.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You have some relevant boat building knowledge and skills.

Level 3
You are experienced in boat building and maintenance and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge.

 

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a number of boatbuilding and maintenance roles, including:

  • Boat builder
  • Boat fitter
  • Joiner
  • Painter
  • Boat designer
  • Boatyard manager
  • Marine engineer.

Depending on the qualification, candidates who are successful will be able to progress in employment or to a range of further education and professional body qualifications. For example:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Advanced Apprenticeships
  • Higher Apprenticeships in Engineering Manufacturing
  • Foundation degrees
  • Supervisory or team leader roles within their companies
  • Institute of Leadership and Management qualifications.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Centres currently offering the Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Boat Building, Maintenance and Support (2451) which have been active during the last two years will be automatically approved for this qualification at the same level they are currently delivering.

There are no eligibility requirements.

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you have some relevant boat building knowledge and skills.

This qualification has three pathways at Level 2:

  • Certificate in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (Boat building)
  • Certificate in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (Marine Engineering)
  • Certificate in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (Painting and Finishing).

These comprise mandatory and optional units, including:

  • Introduction to the marine industry
  • Production of external boat components
  • Maintaining electrical marine engineering equipment and systems.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a number of boatbuilding and maintenance roles, such as:

  • Marine Fabricator/Welder (semi-skilled)
  • Marine Electrical Fitter (semi-skilled)
  • Marine Engine Fitter
  • Marine Mechanical Fitter
  • Marine Carpenter
  • Boat Builder
  • Sailmaker
  • Boat Mover/Yard Hand
  • Marine Installation engineer - (semi-skilled)
  • Marine Painter

Depending on the qualification, candidates who are successful will be able to progress in employment or to a range of further education and professional body qualifications. For example:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Advanced Apprenticeships
  • Higher Apprenticeships in Engineering Manufacturing
  • Foundation degrees
  • Supervisory or team leader roles within their companies
  • Institute of Leadership and Management qualifications.

Level 2 in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (2463-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Certificate in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (Boatbuilding)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2304/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 32 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 280 - 330 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (Marine Engineering)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2304/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 32 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 280 - 330 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (Painting and Finishing)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2304/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 32 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 280 - 330 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 will suit you if you are experienced in boat building and maintenance and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge.

This qualification has three pathways at Level 3:

  • Diploma in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (Boat building)
  • Diploma in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (Marine Engineering)
  • Diploma in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (Painting and Finishing).

These comprise mandatory and optional units, including:

  • Construction and repair of hulls and boat structures
  • Principles of integrated marine electronic systems
  • Preparation of surfaces and marine coatings.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a number of boatbuilding and maintenance roles, including:

  • Marine engineer
  • Marine Electrician
  • Shipwright (Boat builder)
  • Rigger/Boatmover
  • Fit out carpenter
  • Fit out engineer
  • Marine Electronics Technician

Depending on the qualification, candidates who are successful will be able to progress in employment or to a range of further education and professional body qualifications. For example:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Advanced Apprenticeships
  • Higher Apprenticeships in Engineering Manufacturing
  • Foundation degrees
  • Supervisory or team leader roles within their companies
  • Institute of Leadership and Management qualifications.

Level 3 in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (2463-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (Boatbuilding)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2306/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 49 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 450 - 500 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (Marine Engineering)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2306/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 49 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 450 - 500 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (Painting and Finishing)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2306/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 49 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 450 - 500 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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