Thursday 21st December 2017
After months of wrangling with officialdom we have finally had the Workboat Crewmember apprenticeship standard for England approved and published on the Institute for Apprenticeships website.
The NWA Training/Trailblazer group are now working hard to get the 'End Point Assessment' detail and, crucially, the government funding agreed in the New Year, before this pathway can be utilised. We envisage this will all be complete for programmes starting in September 2018 at the latest, but quite possibly earlier.
We are pleased to confirm that the final assessment criteria for the revised Workboat Apprenticeship has now been agreed by the IfA and subsequently published on their website.
Following the MCA's decision to allow holders of the Master <500GT Workboat CoC or Class 1 Fishing CoC to be issued with a full STCW <500GT Master, Near Coastal CoC upon completion of a combined Cargo and Stability module, please be advised that the Scottish Maritime Academy are running this module in August.
In this month’s member profile, we speak to Anna Percival-Harris, Managing Director at JPMA / Hoylake Sailing School Ltd., about swapping a career onstage for one at sea, opportunities for workboats in offshore wind, and the current skills landscape in the industry.