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Port Operative

Working with cargo and passenger ships in ports and harbours.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

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
Qualifications

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.

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. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email apprentice.assessment@education.gov.uk if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

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