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Apprenticeship training course

Marine engineer (level 3)

Design and oversee testing installation and repair of marine apparatus and equipment.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
42 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Prepare for meetings and discussions
  • Communicate marine engineering principles, concepts and processes relevant to the customer using appropriate listening, questioning, non-verbal communication, recording and presentation techniques
  • Use appropriate marine and engineering terminology
  • Make recommendations to ensure optimal performance of boats
  • Comply with quality, health and safety and environmental regulations
  • Prepare the work area in order to conduct marine engineering activities
  • Select, use, maintain and store equipment and tools spanners, socket sets, screwdrivers, power tools
  • Follow and maintain work procedures, method statements and production records
  • Work efficiently and effectively
  • Consider sustainability and environmental impacts when making, safety, quality and cost decisions
  • Use mathematical techniques, formulae, and calculations in marine engineering processes
  • Design layout of marine system or component
  • Interpret designer’s plans and engineering data, drawings and documentation
  • Finalise time and cost of the work to be done
  • Select/ maintain/ store appropriate equipment and materials
  • Select/make/use appropriate engineering jigs, templates and tooling
  • Select and use calibrated and measuring engineering tools
  • Select, source and use a variety of precision data charts and reference tables
  • Practical and safe use of tools, materials and equipment
  • Safe uses of jigs, templates and tooling
  • Measure and mark out to carry out precision machining and hand fitting processes
  • Use hand tools to cut, drill, shape and finish components to tolerances
  • Move components using appropriate safe methods and equipment
  • Assemble, remove, overhaul and refit marine engineering components, sub-assemblies and systems using appropriate machinery, equipment, tools and materials
  • Check/inspect components for robustness, fit and tolerances
  • Shape, fabricate, manipulate and precision alignment of marine engineering components and materials to accepted tolerances
  • Conduct/undertake planned or routine maintenance to required specification
  • Check/test/diagnose marine engineering components to company and manufacturing standards
  • Complete required organisational and manufacturer’s documentation
  • Apply safety and social responsibility practices when working at sea
  • Check installation meets required operational standards and is free from defects
  • Commission and test systems
  • Complete necessary documentation and company protocols
  • Undertake basic crew roles

Full information on Marine engineer (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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