Poole is home to a number of education establishments and training facilities with a focus on marine, including Bournemouth & Poole College and Bournemouth University.

Bournemouth & Poole College is a key provider of Marine training in the local area with their purpose-built Marine Technology Centre in Poole and state-of-the-art industry sponsored equipment.

They offer qualifications in many subject areas including Marine Engineering, Marine Electrical, Boat Building, Apprenticeships, and Higher National Certificates (HNC).

Bournemouth University has a number of marine research specialisms including:

  • Marine Ecology and Conservation and Marine & Freshwater management
  • ‘Clean’ marine lubricants
  • Smart coatings
  • Smart systems (Internet of Things, block chain, 5G)
  • Advanced materials/laminates
  • Marine Visualization
  • Gamification training

Poole Marine Hub is working closely with local partners to build a skills map and identify skills shortages linked to the marine sector.

To find out more and be involved in this working group please get in touch via