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Port Operative

Working with cargo and passenger ships in ports and harbours.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £8,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • cargo handling
  • mooring large ships such as ferries and oil tankers
  • operating specialist machinery such as cargo cranes
  • directing port traffic
  • health and safety practices

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must have:

  • apprentices must have achieved level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 3 to 1 or D to G)
  • taken level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
International Association of Maritime Institutions 0191 4474160
More Information

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