Study Type
Full Time
Study Level
Level 2
Start Date:
36 weeks

Course Sheets

Entry requirements

View The Isle of Wight College's standard entry requirements for full-time college courses (depending on the level of the course to be studied).

English and Maths at grade 4/C are required for this course.
Who the course is for
This qualification is aimed as learners aged 16 and above who would like to gain the basic knowledge and skills required during their initial training to become a Marine Engineer.
What the interview will involve

You will be sent a career plan prior to your interview date to complete and bring along with you on the day. The interview is a two-way process which will give you the opportunity to discuss the course and suitability with the subject tutor.

What you will learn

The course is made up of 5 units; 

201 Introduction to the marine industry 

This unit is concerned with safety awareness and communication skills needed to work effectively in the marine industry. It covers health and safety, interaction with other employees and an understanding of the terminology and structure of the industry. 


203 Business improvement techniques 

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge of lean business process and quality improvement in order to effectively monitor and make enhancements to production, manufacturing and maintenance processes. 


208 Marine engineering processes and principles 

This unit is concerned with the selection and use of materials, tools and equipment and their application in marine engineering operations.  


209 Servicing and maintenance of marine engines and ancillary systems 

This unit is concerned with the servicing and maintenance of marine engines. It covers servicing and the maintenance of engines, resources and information required as well as basic servicing. 


210 Servicing and maintenance of marine propulsion systems 

This unit is concerned with the servicing and maintenance of marine propulsion systems. It covers servicing and the maintaining of marine propulsion systems, resources and information required as well as the basic principles of propulsion systems. 

How you will learn
Learning will be delivered via lectures in the classroom and practical sessions in the workshop. Students will also take part in tutorials and E-Learning sessions, as well as independent study as required. We have outside speakers visit CECAMM to give special lectures on occasion to which all students will be invited.
Work placement
Learners will be required to do a work experience placement of a minimum of 36 hours. If students are able to gain an industry placement, that is brilliant, but not essential at this level.
Successful completion of the Level 2 course can lead to further study at Level 3 subject to gaining an apprenticeship.

There may be a cost for purchasing equipment or uniform for this course. Find out about financial support available.

Qualifications you will get
City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Marine Engineering (Foundation)
Additional information

This course is delivered over 2 days 

Assessment is performed through multiple choice online exams, short answer question papers & centre devised assignments.  

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