Funding Your Course

Invest in your future

Your choice to start a boatbuilding training with us is an investment in your future. We want to help you understand the fees involved and what funding is available.

How are the course fees charged?

• Non-refundable enrolment deposit: £100

• Cleared funds to be received prior start of course: £5,850

• 90 days after the course start date: £5,850

• 180 days after the course start date: £3,808

Total fees: £15,608

The above fees include all materials for joinery exercises and IBTC Portsmouth Diploma / City & Guilds registration and examination fees.


We may be able to offer Headley Trust Bursaries to our students. If you wish to apply for one of these bursaries, please contact our College Office Manager, Fran Wright for more information:

As an independent College IBTC Portsmouth is not eligible for student or 24+ grants. However, there are organisations which are able to support our students, and have in the past. Please download our course brochure for a list of selected organisation which supported our students in the past.

We encourage potential students to visit us first before applying for any funding.

If you are interested in our Boat Building courses please get in touch.