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Apprenticeship training course

Marine electrician (level 3)

Conduct a wide range of marine electrical work.

Qualification level
3
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
42 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
£23,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Marine electrical commissioning technician
  • Marine electrical fitter
  • Marine electrical technician
  • Marine electronics installer
  • Marine electronics technician
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Prepare for and contribute to meetings and hold discussions. Use appropriate communication and interpersonal techniques and marine terminology to aid effective interactions with colleagues, customers, contractors, suppliers and others, to achieve required marine electrical and electronic task outcomes.
  • Make recommendations to customers and other interested parties to ensure optimal compliance and performance of marine electrical and electronic equipment and systems, that meet customer requirements. Apply appropriate customer service principles and techniques. Meet customer needs (internal and external) and deliver required customer service in accordance with organisational policy and processes when undertaking a marine electrical and electronic work role.
  • Maintain the safety of self along with others by following safe systems of work when conducting marine electrical and electronic work operations. Identify and comply with all relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice and other relevant information and guidance when planning and performing marine electrical and electronic work operations.
  • Consider sustainability and environmental impacts and apply environmental best practice when planning and performing marine electrical and electronic work operations.
  • Follow approved industry guidance and techniques, and operational work methods, practices, processes, principles, and procedures when undertaking the different marine electrical and electronic work operations, within required time frames.
  • Select, use, maintain, and store appropriate resources safely and correctly (tools, equipment, machinery and consumables).
  • Design, plan and set up to produce and install marine electrical and electronic systems including assemblies and sub-assemblies from marine electrical engineering drawings, electrical formulae and technical specifications in the correct manner (This will typically include design of electrical panels, power distribution requirements and best use of available space), ensuring the necessary resources are selected.
  • Follow quality improvement principles, techniques, and methods and identify any areas for improvement.
  • Use various wiring support mechanisms and systems to route and secure cables in accordance with regulations and best practice and install cables using appropriate segregation and separation methods, in accordance with required specifications in relation to positioning bulkhead penetration.
  • Conduct required tests and checks when performing work operations on different marine electrical and electronic systems.
  • Restore work area to a safe and tidy condition in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.
  • Complete relevant records and documentation relevant to marine electrical and electronic systems, in accordance with organisational documentation and any other relevant information and guidance.
  • Install, position and secure marine electrical and electronic equipment and components (propulsion, navigational, safety, domestic, operational, generation, communication, audio visual and IT, protection and ancillary systems) in accordance with design specification and following all required steps and checks for the approved work operation process and operational standards.
  • Support commission and system tests in accordance with the manufacturer's design specification, company best practice and processes and perform basic crew roles.
  • Check, test, and diagnose marine electrical and electronic equipment and components in boats to company and marine standards, using appropriate company and marine standards and other relevant documentation.
  • Power down, remove, repair and reuse or replace electrical and electronic equipment, circuits and cables. Lockout and tagout electrical and electronic equipment, circuits and cables.
  • Dispose of waste materials, in accordance with safe working and environmental practices and approved procedures.
  • Carry out required modifications and rewiring using approved materials and techniques, adhering to required specifications and instructions.
  • Fit required new marine electrical and electronic equipment adhering to best practice.
  • Perform routine servicing in the specified sequence using appropriate techniques and procedures.
  • Deal with any problems that may present themselves within their own area of responsibility.
  • Check, test, and diagnose battery condition and alternating current (ac) power systems and record results.

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

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