Workboat Crew Level 3
The aim over the time is to train the apprentices to at least a MCA/RYA Yachtmaster Coastal, therefore qualified as a mate on vessels up to 150nm and skipper up to 20nm from a safe haven. Training includes Electronic Navigation, Radar and Stability training in line with the Workboat Code. This is a very practically based apprenticeship with plenty of training afloat.
Apprentices will also be qualified to AEC 1 and 2 on the engineering side, and will also have slingers and crane training and certification in passenger handling and crisis management.
The route is funded so training costs are covered by the apprenticeship, and will be run over two years although shorter periods are possible.
Training would be normally based in Plymouth, but if sufficient numbers from one employer, some parts could be conducted onsite.