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Marine Pilot

Safely navigate marine vessels in and out of ports.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


5 (equivalent to foundation degree)

Typical length
30 months
Current funding band
Up to £18,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer. Must meet certain medical standards of physical health.

What apprentices will learn
  • navigation, bridge equipment and navigational aids
  • weather, and the effects of wind and currents on the vessel
  • vessel handling and hydrodynamics including towing
  • standard marine vocabulary
  • emergency response and personal safety

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must have achieved level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 3 to 1 or D to G)

Professional registration

None specified.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.