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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.

The safety of our students is our top priority. We inspected every aspect of our training and made adjustments to introduce social distancing and other safety measures. The College reopened for students on 1st September 2020.

 

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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...

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

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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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Come to our Open Afternoon

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

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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