Able seafarer (deck)
Working as part of the navigation department on ships and other vessels, keeping watch and maintaining safety and security, and carrying out a range of practical tasks.
2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
- Typical length
- 18 months
- Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
Apprentices will need to pass the medical entry requirements.
- What apprentices will learn
- navigation and mooring skills
- carrying out lookout duties
- operating specialist equipment and machinery
- securing cargo
- providing access to vessels and carrying out patrols
- maintenance duties
- emergency procedures and equipment
- health and safety, first aid and survival techniques
- statutory and industry regulations
The apprenticeship standard sets out a range of mandatory qualifications and certification.
Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must:
- achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
- take the test for level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
- Professional registration
- End-Point Assessment
- More Information
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.