Diploma in Marine Engineering Level 2

The aim of this course is to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work in marine engineering.


This qualification, supported by SEMTA, covers the skills and knowledge required for one or more of a wide variety of roles in fabrication and welding including:

  • Marine Engineer
  • Electrical Maintenance Engineer
  • Mechanical Installations Engineer
  • Mechanical Testing Engineer
  • Mechanical Maintenance Engineer
  • Welding Operative
  • Electromechanical Installer

It is designed for learners who are undertaking a SEMTA apprenticeship. Learners must have the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the units.


The qualification consists of mandatory and optional assessment routes, for example:

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation
  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
  • Locating faults in marine electrical equipment and circuits
  • Carrying out tests on marine electrical equipment and circuits

Evidence for this qualification will be assessed in accordance with the SEMTA engineering assessment strategy, which has been created from engagement with stakeholders in the engineering sector.


This qualification provides the skills and knowledge needed for occupations in marine engineering. The achievement of NVQs will encourage an employee to value their contribution to the workplace will develop their skills and potential within the marine engineering field. Completion of this qualification can aid progression to Level 3 qualifications and/or potential employment.