Skills Knowledge and Behaviours Skills – The ability to
- Plan an Act of Pilotage
- Embark and Disembark a vessel whilst underway and whilst alongside
- Assess standards on the piloted vessel
- Work effectively with the bridge team
- Liaise and communicate within the port jurisdiction, including correct use of the vessels communication and navigational equipment.
- Safely transit the pilotage district
- Manoeuvre vessels in harbours and their approaches
- Respond to problems and emergency situations
- Manage personal & professional conduct & development
Knowledge and understanding of:
- Navigation, bridge equipment and navigational aids
- Weather, and the effects of wind and current on the vessel
- Vessel handling and hydrodynamics including towage where required
- Bridge resource management
- Local, national and international legislation, codes of practice and guidance; for example knowing how and when to report deficiencies of the pilotage vessel.
- Vessels systems, including stability, strength, and construction
- Emergency response and personal safety
- Correct communications (e.g. vessel to vessel, vessel to shore) using standard marine vocabulary in relation to completing an act of pilotage safely.
- Health, Safety and survival techniques
- Marine environmental protection including responsibility to the vessel and port jurisdiction.
- Different types and designs of vessel
- Constraints and limitations of other craft on the water
- Planning an act of pilotage from boarding to disembarkation. Including but not limited to:
- weather conditions.
- vessel draft
- proposed use of tug
- proposed use of mooring boats and
- time the berth is available.
- Continuing Professional Development
Behaviours – a marine pilot is expected to:
- Strive to achieve the best results in all they do; maintain a positive attitude and approach to their work even when priorities and working patterns change
- Take responsibility for own and others health, safety and security at all times
- Demonstrate integrity, credibility, honesty and personal drive; embody the organisations values, a belief in the services it offers and an interest in the industry
- Take ownership for own performance and training
Individual employers will determine their own entry requirements; but due to the nature of the role it is expected that candidates will meet certain medical standards of physical health.
This apprenticeship will require rigorous and substantial training, typically of around 30 – 36 months, depending on experience at entry
Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment
This is a level 5 apprenticeship
This Standard will be reviewed in 3 years.
Originally published on Gov.uk, this information has been re-used under the terms of the Open Government Licence.";