Banff and Buchan College of Further Education

Marine engineering education for the fishing industry


The College provides a model of how vocational education and training should evolve to meet local needs and the changing requirements of industry. The College addresses the need for high-quality engineering skills to ensure safe operation in a still hazardous yet increasingly sophisticated fishing industry. With European funding and the support of the fishing industry, marine insurance companies and regulatory authorities, the College has built a dedicated Marine Engineering Centre and offers associated vocational training from short introductory courses to full (Level IV) Vocational Qualifications.