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New City and Guilds Diploma in Boatbuilding available in Solent

What is the new Boatbuilder Standard?

It is an apprenticeship programme designed to develop the professional standard required of people working as Boatbuilders. The model has been determined by a boatbuilding employer group consisting of small, medium and
large sized employers incorporating British Marine who represent the industry.

Apprentices undertake two qualifications that have been designed to meet the requirements of the standard and contain a robust competency assessment together with an in-depth assessment of knowledge.

The apprenticeship will typically take 48 months, with the end point assessment taken during the final three to six months.

Paragon Training in Fareham are currently the only approved centre in the country delivering this new qualification, as a block release programme at their dedicated Marine
Training Centre in Fareham.

In addition to delivering the training, the very experienced instructors and assessors can also help with:

* Possible financial support
* Recruitment and selection of apprentices
* Induction programmes in the workplace
* Assessment and reviewing of the apprentice's progress
* Preparation for the end point assessments

Special Projects

During their time as apprentices, there are possibilities to get involved with special projects whereby valuable practical skills are learnt. Just recently at the Fareham Campus, the Boatbuilding Apprentices completely restored the Porchester Sea Scout's old lugger as a volunteer project. The scouts got their boat back in gleaming condition after the learners stripped, cleaned, sanded, painted and varnished her.

Paragon Skills Marine Training Centre has been working with leading Marine employers for many years including: Elephant Boat Yard, Hayling Yacht Company, Wytchcraft, Sirius Marine and The Rib Shop.

Whether you currently have an employee eligible for an apprenticeship, or are seeking an apprentice, Paragon are happy to help you.

For more information contact Duncan Weeks either by email - or call: 01329 822886| 07467 374919.

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Posted 2017-04-26 22:04:12

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