Qualifications frameworks

PSS is the Standards Setting Body for the port sector and works with employers, and other key stakeholders, to develop qualifications that will meet the needs of employers and the workforce now and into the future.

PSS has developed port-specific qualifications covering Port Operations and Supervision of Port Operations, available in Scotland, England and Wales.

The qualifications have a core of mandatory units based around health and safety in ports. However, the rest of the units can be selected flexibly to suit different port businesses.

Units can be combined to make qualifications that focus on: stevedoring, passenger operations, marine, team leading and so on.

There are different qualifications to match different national frameworks.