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Engineering Manufacture: Marine (Ship, Yacht, Boatbuilding, Maintenance and Repair)

This information is taken from an apprenticeship framework. It sets out what qualifications the apprentice can achieve.

Summary of this apprenticeship framework

2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £5,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements
Your chosen training provider can advise you about entry requirements for apprentices.
Suitable roles for apprentices
  • Boat Builder / Shipwright
  • Boat Mover / Boat Yard Hand
  • Marine CNC Machinist (semi skilled)
  • Marine Electrical Fitter (semi-skilled)
  • Marine Engine Fitter
  • Marine Fabricator / Welder (semi-skilled)
  • Marine Fitting out carpenter
  • Marine Installation engineer - (semi-skilled)
  • Marine Mechanical Fitter
  • Marine Painter
  • Rigger / Boatmover
  • Sailmaker
  • Shipwright
Your chosen training provider can advise you about the kinds of skills apprentices will learn.

Apprentices will achieve a practical (or 'competence') qualification:

  • NVQ Diploma in Marine Engineering

Apprentices will also achieve a theory-based (or 'knowledge') qualification:

  • Certificate in Fabrication and Welding Practice
  • Certificate in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance
  • Diploma in Boatbuilding (Foundation)
  • Diploma in Engineering
  • Diploma in Engineering Technologies
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology
  • Diploma in Marine Engineering (Foundation)
  • Extended Certificate in Engineering (Specialist: Manufacturing Engineering)

Your chosen training provider can advise you about the qualifications open to apprentices as they can change depending on individual and other circumstances.

Professional registration
None specified.