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.
On Monday 15th October, NWA Secretary Mark Ranson attended the first meeting of the Clean Maritime Council. The council, formed of 15 selected industry experts including the NWA, will make the plan for a zero emissions UK maritime sector.
On Wednesday 7th November we hold our NWA Safety Forum at Hoylake Sailing School in Wirral.
The International Marine Contractors Association has recently issued an updated Common Marine Inspection Document and Marine Inspection of Small Workboat inspection question sets.