If you have a love for the outdoors and enjoy constructing or making things, then a boat building and repair apprenticeship could be for you. You'll learn about fabrication and welding, boat carpentry and joinery, marine electrics and marine engineering all while working by Scotland's coast. 

You can choose between working with metal or wood and you'll learn how to keep yourself safe in the workplace. You'll also learn career skills to help you now and in the future. These include communication, problem solving and working with others. 

When you've finished this apprenticeship, you could continue your studies and study an engineering apprenticeship or go straight into a boat building and repair role.

What's the qualification?

You’ll gain an Boat Building and Repair qualification at SCQF level 6. You'll focus on Wooden Boat Building and Repair or Composite and Metal Boat Building and Repair. 

What will I learn?

As part of your work, you’ll learn about Boat Building and Repair and one of the following:   

  • Engineering practice
  • Fabrication and Welding Engineering 
  • Engineering Systems
  • Measurement and Control Engineering
  • Construction - Carpentry and Joinery
  • Marine Engineering

You’ll also develop the following core skills:   

  • Communication  
  • Working with others 
  • Problem-solving  
  • Time management   

These transferable skills can be used for different rolessuch as farming and ship work.

Where could it take me?

This Modern Apprenticeship provides different options. Choose to continue your studies with a relevant aquaculture degree or go into full time work.   

Further education: Further your studies by working towards an Engineering Construction Level SCQF 6/7 qualification or the Engineering Technical Apprenticeship SCQF level 8.


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship.


It will take around 36 months to complete.

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