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Marine Engineer

Designing, building, testing and repairing boats, ships, submarines and offshore platforms.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
48 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • ship and boat building
  • repair techniques
  • designing, building and operating offshore oil and gas platforms
  • marine surveying
  • making sure engines, instruments and systems work safely
  • apprentices must have achieved English and maths GCSE grades 9 to 4 (equivalent to A* to C) before taking their end-point assessment
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible to register as an engineering technician with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology after completing their apprenticeship.

End Point Assessment

There are no end point assessment organisations for this standard yet. There is a monthly application process for organisations interested in delivering end-point assessment. New organisations are added regularly.

If you have an urgent need to select an assessment organisation for this standard, please email with details.