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Apprenticeship training course

Boatbuilder (level 3)

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

Qualification level
3
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
42 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
£27,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Prepare the work area
  • Maintain safe, clean and efficient work methods and environments
  • Identify and minimise hazards and risks in the workplace
  • Select, use, maintain and store equipment, tools and materials
  • Follow and maintain work procedures, method statements and production records
  • Make the most efficient and effective use of resources, time and materials
  • Prepare for meetings and discussions
  • Use appropriate listening, questioning, recording and presentation techniques
  • Use appropriate marine terminology
  • Use estimating techniques to support discussions
  • Review and verify designs and plans
  • Finalise time and cost of the work to be done
  • Identify and source equipment, machinery, tools and materials
  • Make, produce and use jigs and templates as required
  • Set up tools and machinery
  • Manufacture or repair components to the required specification
  • Move components using the appropriate safe methods
  • Check components for robustness, fit and tolerances
  • Analyse problems with machinery, equipment,
  • tools and material, proposing/implementing solutions where appropriate
  • Move, shape and manipulate components to achieve best fit
  • Select and use appropriate methods for holding materials and components in place during assembly, and for the connecting, fixing and assembly of materials and components
  • Safeguard materials and components during assembly
  • Select suitable methods of repair that are effective and maintain original construction
  • Select suitable methods for fault finding and analysis
  • Make repairs whilst safeguarding the integrity of components and the surrounding area
  • Identify, mark, store and organise dismantled parts for reassembly
  • Determine the order and work methods
  • Install and fix components using the most appropriate method and material
  • Ensure that joins are suitably made and treated
  • Position and fit items
  • Finalise fit out for deck hardware
  • Check joins are sealed and fit for purpose
  • Prepare surfaces, treat suitably and ensure are free from defects and protected
  • Soften or suitably finish edges
  • Assess quality of work
  • Assess fixtures and fittings for quality and stability
  • Contribute to the commissioning of the boat as required
  • Assemble required documentation
  • Brief recipients verbally with necessary documentation

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

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L18 Liverpool Remove location

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