Learn to build boats in Portsmouth

We are a world-renowned training provider based in the heart of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.  We offer a 1 year IBTC Portsmouth Diploma in Wooden Boatbuilding, including a Level 3 City and Guilds Qualification in Marine Construction and a specialist 12 week joinery course.

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Courses on Offer

1 Year Course

Our full-time internationally recognised wooden boatbuilding training course

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12 Week Joinery Course

Learn the essentials of traditional joinery and craftsmanship

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What our course participants are saying...

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Finished school and ready for the next step?

Develop a wide range of practical skills, in demand from industry employers

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Time for a career change?

Make a fresh start learning valuable skills supported by world class instructors

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Retired and looking for a new challenge?

Master traditional crafts in a stimulating and friendly environment

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Thank you to our partners and supporters

Heritage Lottery Fund - Lottery Funded
Supported by the Regional Growth Fund
National Historic Ships UK
Shipshape Network - The Solent
Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust
Axminster Tools & Machinery