The course fees for the 40 week Boat Building, Maintenance and Support course includes:

· All City & Guilds registrations

· Use of tools and materials

· Tea and coffee am and pm

· Personal Protective equipment

40-week Boat Building, Maintenance and Support

– incorporating City & Guilds 2463 Level 3 Diploma in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance

Course Fees

£17,350 (Feb 2023)

£17,950 (August 2023)

Included in the fee are materials, including those for a plastic model boat, clinker section, laminated stem, bollow plane, joints and a 7ft oar that you make during the foundation phase of the course. These are yours to take home. The only extras are for the materials of items you choose to take away with you; a toolbox, another oar and (last but not least) a boat. We receive good discounts from our suppliers and discounts are given to you.

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If you are offered a place on a longer course we ask for a 20% deposit for the 40 week Boat Building course with the balance paid one month prior to the start of your course. Please do not give us a deposit until you are ready to commit to a course.

Should you need advice on access to funding please contact the Administration Office.  We will be happy to supply you with information.


Bursary assisted places are available for the 40-week Boat Building course.

Further information about bursaries can be found here.


The cost of accommodation varies depending on how long your stay will be:

Long course students intending to stay for 40 weeks                   £100.00 per week

Short Course students                                                                         £35.00 per night

Students on the 40-week Boat Building course and 12-week Furniture Making courses are invoiced for accommodation one month in arrears.