PSS works with its members, stakeholders and the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) to develop and update port-specific apprenticeship standards.
There are currently four standards that PSS has been involved with.
- Port Operative
- Port Marine Operations Officer
- Marine Pilot
- Harbour Master
IfATE is the regulating authority for apprenticeships standards in England.
Apprenticeship standards describe the occupational profile linked to the knowledge, skills and behaviours that bring full competence in a particular occupation. They describe how an employee can demonstrate mastery of this occupation by the end of the apprenticeship. The standard itself is a short, concise document containing a clear occupational profile setting out the responsibilities of the occupation and linked to the knowledge, skills and behaviours which will be applied in the workplace.
The standards are delivered including a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practise new skills in the workplace.
There are over 650 apprenticeship standards approved for delivery.
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