Welcome to IBTC 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.

In line with Government advice on the COVID-19 epidemic, the College has closed down all its operations until further notice. If you need to contact the College urgently, please call 023 928 0921 or e-mail office@pnbpt.com and we shall do our best to answer you as soon as we are able to do so with the limited resources available to us at this time. 

We appreciate that this is a difficult time for all of us and we hope we shall be resuming our normal operations as soon as Government allows. Meanwhile we appreciate your understanding and hope that you and your loved ones keep safe and observe to the letter the advice being offered by the Government. 

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Courses on Offer

1 Year Course

Our full-time internationally recognised wooden boatbuilding training course


12 Week Joinery Course

Learn the essentials of traditional joinery and craftsmanship


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What our course participants are saying...

Are these courses right for me?

Finished school and ready for the next step?

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


Time for a career change?

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


Retired and looking for a new challenge?

Master traditional crafts in a stimulating and friendly environment


Come to our Open Afternoon

See the college, meet the tutors and see current students in action


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