Marine – Engineering Apprenticeship Level 3


Date (from)



Work Based - September 2022



You can launch the marine engineering career you have always wanted thanks to this learning opportunity.

This apprenticeship is suitable for you if you have been offered employment in, or are already working in, the marine sector.

You will learn to service, build, test and repair boats and ships, and will grow to understand all organisational and statutory safety requirements.

You will also improve your problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills.

By the end, you will be multi-skilled and therefore capable of adapting to changing customer demands.

Why choose Brock for Marine – Engineering Apprenticeship Level 3?

You will learn and train at our purpose-built marine facility in Marchwood, on the Solent, near Southampton.

This environment gives you access to boats and watercraft, plus the ability to train in our engineering workshops.

Workshops have a range of industry tools and actual marine engines that are set up for maintenance and diagnostic tasks.

Training will be delivered by a team of lecturers and expert NVQ assessors who have professional industry backgrounds and specialised experience.

Teaching & learning

You will learn using blended learning techniques in the classroom and workshops, as well as in the workplace.

Learning will be driven by both coursework and practical skills attainment, enabling you to acquire and demonstrate the skills, knowledge and behaviours of a marine engineer.

Importantly, you will progress from a Foundation phase of learning to a Development phase, and finally to your End Point Assessment (EPA).

Training structure

This learning opportunity will focus on giving you the knowledge and skills of a marine engineer, while also enabling you to adopt the behaviours expected by employers.

You will study the following units:

  • Introduction to the marine industry
  • Marine engineering processes and principles
  • Business improvement techniques
  • Servicing and maintenance of marine engines and ancillary systems
  • Servicing and maintenance of marine propulsion systems

Minimum entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above to include:

  • Maths grade 4 
  • English grade 4


How will I be assessed?

You will be awarded a Pass or Fail based on your performance in your End Point Assessment (EPA).

The EPA will involve an interview and review of your learning portfolio and your NVQ and record workbook.

Your EPA will also include a work-based project that will be evidenced by a professional report.

The professional report will detail evidence of your work and provide supporting evidence of your professional competence.

What can I do with this Apprenticeship?

After completing your EPA you will be recognised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) at Engineering Technician level.

This qualification will also provide you with a range of transferable skills related to the marine and maritime industry.

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