The Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Defence (Foundation Knowledge) prepares students to travel the world as engineers onboard ships. This could be with the Royal Navy or in the commercial sector (i.e. RFA, cruise ships, container ships, research vessels, oil and gas ships or super yachts).

The course is theory based and has a heavy electrical/electronic emphasis in keeping with the industry shift toward greener technologies. Learners will develop the variety of skills through visits, classroom learning and practical sessions. Learners will have the opportunity to carry out maintenance on heavy industrial equipment as found onboard ships whilst working to industry safety standards. 

The level 2 program (1 year) is broken into the following units:

–    General engineering principles
–    Engineering mathematics and science 
–    Principles of electrical maintenance 
–    Principles of electrical and electronic technology 
–    Principles of Mechanical Assembly and Fitting 

Upon completion of this qualification, learners will have developed the basic skills and knowledge required to progress into further training, apprentices and cadetships. Successful students will have the opportunity to progress onto the level 3 program.

Building Talent Together

This particular course represents a pathway to further progression towards much higher level qualifications that are run by the South Coast Institute of Technology.

The South Coast Institute of Technology is a collaboration of five further education colleges and two universities. We work with well known employers to deliver industry-led courses which fill skills gaps and support the economic growth of the South Coast. You can read more about the South Coast Institute of Technology by clicking the button below. South Coast IoT

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School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.

If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).

* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Careers Team on 01329 815 200.