Marina and Boatyard Operative – Level 2 apprenticeship

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Who is this apprenticeship suitable for?

Marinas and boatyards support the yachting and boating sectors, which are key areas of the leisure marine industry. Marinas include coastal or inland, river and waterway docks, or basins with moorings and services for vessels. Boatyards are waterside locations where vessels are built, maintained, docked, or stored.

A marina and boatyard operative delivers a variety of operations and services that include vessel handling such as lifting, launching, high-pressure washing and the storage of vessels ashore, and the berthing and movement of vessels on the water in accordance with company policy.

In this role, you must work in a safe manner, complying with relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice and other information and guidance. This will help ensure the safety of vessel users, staff and visitors, along with ensuring the safety of vessels and property within the marina and boatyard confines.

During the marina and boatyard operative apprenticeship, you’ll use a range of equipment, as well as engage with customers, other staff, external contractors, suppliers and visitors. You’ll also conduct regular maintenance activities and checks around the marina and boatyard

Key apprenticeship information
  • Suitable For
    This apprenticeship is suitable for: Marina and boatyard operatives, Marina trainees, Marina and boatyard assistants
  • Suitable For
    Level of qualification on completion: Level 2 Marina & Boatyard Operative Diploma + Level 1 English and maths
  • Suitable For
    End-point assessment organisation: British Marine
  • Suitable For
    How long will this apprenticeship take to complete: 18 months apprenticeship + 8 weeks End Point Assessment
  • Suitable For
    Cost: Non-levy employer contribution (5%) - £500 & levy paying employer contribution - £10000

What will you learn on the apprenticeship?

Within a marina setting (including coastal, inland, river, waterway docks, basins with moorings and services for vessels), you’ll learn customer service skills to enable engagement with customers, colleagues, external contractors/suppliers and visitors, as well as vessel handling including lifting, launching, high-pressure washing off and the storage of vessels ashore.

With so much going on, there will never be a dull moment.


“I began my apprenticeship unsure of the career path I wanted to pursue but I am now becoming aware of my strengths and how I can put them to use to enable a stable and successful career within the future”

Leah Meredith, Level 3 Marina and Boatyard Operative

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