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Building boats such as yachts, workboats and superyachts, and refitting and repairing existing boats.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
48 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have GCSEs at grades A* to C (or equivalent), including maths, English and a relevant science.

What apprentices will learn
  • work methods, including using specialist equipment and minimising hazards and risks
  • identifying and responding to customer needs
  • planning and setting up projects
  • manufacturing, assembling, disassembling and repairing components
  • fitting out and finishing boats
  • supporting commissioning of the boat

None specified.

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

This apprenticeship is recognized by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) at engineering technician (EngTech) level.

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.