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Traditional Boat Building Skills Virtual Learning Environment

Watch, Read, Learn….

Welcome to the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE): an online learning tool, for traditional boat building skills. Here you will find more than 50 key boat building skills documented with:

  • Easy step-by-step instructions in English and Dutch
  • Interviews with experienced, professional boat builders
  • Video clips demonstrating skills in action
  • Photographs illustrating key boat building steps
  • Plus a learning framework that can be embedded into training programmes (e.g. apprenticeships)

All skills have been documented using actual jobs-in-progress, in actual working boat yards and on real boats that will put to sea, canals or lakes.

It’s completely FREE for you to use whether you’re a boat builder, enthusiast, teacher or student; compiled by four organisations across three different European regions (Belgium, Holland and the UK) and funded through the EU Interreg Two Seas programme.

We’ve made the tool as simple as we can for you to find the skill you’re interested in. Simply use the navigation menu on the left, which is sorted in alphabetical order, or use our search tool.

The VLE has been designed to work on a range of devices from PCs and Macs to iPads and smart phones. Wherever you are, you’ll be able to access more than 3000 learning assets devoted to teaching you traditional boat building skills.

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maritime-heritage-skills.gifMaritime Heritage Skills Cluster Project: new funding to further support the preservation of traditional maritime boat building skills. Read more

Funded through the Interreg IVa Two Seas Programme

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Funded by Interreg IVA