Wednesday 25th October 2017
We are pleased to announce that, at long last, we have secured acceptance for our workboat crewmember apprenticeship in the new ‘Trailblazer’ format. This format attracts a higher level of government funding and will enable you to receive additional funding to train new crews for our industry in the future.
Our hard-working Training and Trailblazer group will now get down to work to design and secure approval for the final End Point Assessment process for this apprenticeship, which also needs to be approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships, before the first course can be enrolled.
However, all being well, we should see the first of these courses take place in Q2 2018. Further details and a full launch of the scheme will be announced in due course. For further information in the meantime, please contact the Secretary.
We are delighted to report that the final piece of the Apprenticeship 'jigsaw' is now in place – with the Workboat Crewmember Standard and end-point assessment already published, the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) has now recommended a funding band of £20,000 per Apprentice.
It was great to see so many of you at Seawork and to catch up – both around the event and at the NWA Seawork dinner. Please find below a quick round-up of highlights from the event.
Following comments from the industry about the lack of clarity on the application of MGN 490 (M) & 491(M) on the MLC substantial equivalence for crew accommodation below the waterline on workboats up to 500GT, the MCA has reviewed the two notices and rearranged the material in three notices as follows: