Boat Building and Repair at SCQF Level 6

Course Introduction

The SVQ in Boat Building and Repair at SCQF Level 6 is aimed at apprentices in boat yards carrying out a variety of tasks on wooden, metal or composite boats.

The SVQ in Boat Building and Repair has four mandatory units including: complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements; slinging; lifting and moving materials; and machinery and components in a marine environment.

In addition to the mandatory units, candidates select one of two specialist pathways:

  • Wooden Boat Building and Repair
  • Composite Boat Building and Repair and Metal Boat Building and Repair


Upon successful completion, learners will gain an internationally recognised qualification which guarantees that they have the skills, knowledge, and abilities required to carry out their role successfully. Employers will also benefit from their employees being proficient.

As assessment is carried out in the workplace, this minimises the time that learners may need to be away from their work


SVQ at SCQF Level 6 


One of the best things about an SVQ is you can do the award any time, any place any where! We offer one to one support in your workplace with planned assessments, e-portfolios and constructive feedback.



Entry Requirements

Candidates must be employed and working in a suitable environment to be able to provide evidence of their competence in the workplace. Students use an e-portfolio to gather and submit evidence for assessment. Additional support is available as required.

Progression Opportunities

The SVQ in Boat Building and Repair at SCQF level 6 could provide the opportunity to progress to engineering qualifications at various SCQF levels.

Successful completion of the qualification could also open up more employment opportunities and career prospects in the sector.

Additional Course Information


Funding is available to support the cost of the awards - it’s all about who you are and where you are. Why not get in touch to see how we can help?

Further information:

Call - Borders College - 01896 662571 or Edinburgh Campus on 0131 667 5345

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