Tuesday 19th June 2018
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.
This comes following extensive work by the Training / Trailblazer work group and cooperation between the NWA and our contact at the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA).
The details are now in place for Training Providers to start drawing up plans to run the apprenticeship later in the year.
We still await confirmation from the IfA regarding the level of funding they will award to our Apprenticeship. We submitted a revised bid in April – and we anticipate hearing back from the IfA later this month. Appreciating the importance of this information to our members – both those looking to hire trainee workers and the training providers themselves – we will pass on the final figure as soon as available.
Seawork Apprenticeships Showcase
Those of you interested in apprenticeships may wish to drop by the Conference Room at Seawork on the afternoon of Tuesday 3rdJuly, where the NWA will be taking part in a showcase of Marine Apprenticeships. This will consist of a series of short presentations, both on the Workboat Apprenticeships in England & Scotland, and on other related sector apprenticeships.
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: