Open Afternoons

Book your place at an IBTC Portsmouth Open Afternoon

Studying Joinery or Boatbuilding is a big decision; seeing the college in action and meeting the team can be the best way to work out if the courses are right for you.

Register your interest via the link and College Office Manager Fran will contact you to find a suitable date for your visit. Open Afternoons are held approximately once a month. Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult, but all are welcome to bring a friend or relative with them on the day. There is no upper age limit for students.


Why come to an Open Afternoon?

  • Learn first hand about our boatbuilding  and joinery courses and the application process
  • Meet IBTC Portsmouth students and instructors
  • Tour our world-class teaching facilities in the heart of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
  • Visit and learn about the new and heritage craft on which you may develop your skills
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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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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