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New Marine Apprenticeship Standards

British Marine is supporting employer groups in developing new marine apprenticeship standards.

The apprenticeship standards developed so far by employer groups include - Boatbuilder, Marine Engineer, and Marina and Boatyard Operative. Click on the tabs below , for more information about these. 

A Marine Electrician employer group is being formed to develop a new Standard.  Other marine related standards will be produced in due course.

   

Other employer groups supported by other associations are also developing apprenticeship standards, these include for example the following - Composite Technician, Engineering Operative, Fabricator, Propulsion Technician, Sewn Product Technologist, Outdoor Activity Instructor.

A number of generic business apprenticeship standards have been / or are in the process of being developed, for example, accounts/finance assistant, bid and proposal coordinator, business administrator, marketing, sales, customer service practitioner, etc.

 

Boatbuilder Apprenticeship Standard

Level 3 Boatbuilder Apprenticeship Standard has been developed and the Standard and its associated End Point Assessment Plan are published on the Institute for Apprenticeships website.  The standard details the knowledge, understanding, skills and behaviours required by a competent boatbuilder.   The funding band allocated to the Standard is also detailed.

The Boatbuilding End Point Assessment Plan details the assessment that needs to be undertaken during the last 3 to 6 months of an apprenticeship and the requirements that must be met by an apprentice to successfully pass the end point assessment and complete the apprenticeship.  The responsibilities of those involved in the End Point Assessment are also detailed in the End Point Assessment Plan.

 

The Boatbuilder On-Programme Brief has been produced to help employers and training providers understand the requirements of the Standard and the ways in which the apprenticeship can be delivered from the commencement of the apprenticeship through to the end point assessment gateway. 

A Boatbuilder sample record book, containing templates that apprentices can complete to log their learning and development during their apprenticeship up to but not including end point assessment is available from British Marine.   

 

Marine Electrician

A new Marine Electrician apprenticeship standard is in the early stages of development. 

Companies that are interested in shaping the content of the new standard should contact the British Marine training team. 

 

Marine Engineer Apprenticeship Standard

A Level 3 Marine Engineer Apprenticeship Standard has been developed.  The Standard and the associated End Point Assessment (EPA) Plan are approved and published. The standard details the knowledge, understanding, skills and behaviours required by a competent marine engineer.   

The funding band currently allocated to the standard can be accessed here

The Marine Engineer End Point Assessment Plan details the assessment that needs to be undertaken during the last 3 to 6 months are the apprenticeship and the requirements that must be met by an apprentice to pass the end point assessment and successfully complete the apprenticeship.  The responsibilities of those involved in the End Point Assessment are also detailed in the End Point Assessment Plan.

Marine Engineer On-Programme Brief has been produced to help employers and training providers understand the requirements of the Standard and the ways in which the apprenticeship can be delivered from the commencement of the apprenticeship through to the end point assessment.

A sample Marine Engineer record book and associated templates that apprentices can complete to log their on-programme learning and development is available, please contact the British Marine training team.   

 

Marina and Boatyard Operative Apprenticeship Standard

The Marina and Boatyard Operative Apprenticeship Standard has been developed and can be viewed on the Institute for Apprenticeships website, where the End Point Assessment plan is also available.

Apprentices will undertake four core options comprising of awareness of and conduct in the industry, health, safety and environment, marina and boatyard operations, and marina and boatyard maintenance and security.

Apprentices and employers will then have the choice of one of four specialist options, which include: fuel and pump out, rigging, chandlery and retail, or lock and bridge operations.

A record of achievement has been created to aid training providers and employers in the delivery of this new apprenticeship standard.

The Marina and Boatyard Operative Apprentice Record of Achievement is available here.