Maritime Foundation programme

with UKSA


 
project location UK
start dateStart date:
2024-09-02
salarySalary:
Training Course
contract durationCourse duration:
2 years
hours of workHours of work:
4 days a week minimum
food and mealsLunch included
training providedTraining provided

We don't just offer certification and training, as a youth maritime charity, we can offer that something extra. We really look after our young people. Our careers students benefit from mentoring, access to our careers network, realistic careers advice and help with CVs. We have a fantastic fleet, a waterfront 4-acre campus, inspirational instructors, and great facilities.


Maritime Foundation programme
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Maritime Foundation programme
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Course overview

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2-year programme – 4 days a week minimum attendance
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Study programmes ran in conjunction with the Isle of Wight College
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Gain and develop essential skills valued by employers
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Further career progression opportunities within the maritime sector
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Industry knowledge and guidance
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Practical learning in a maritime centre of excellence
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While on site take advantage of UKSA’s indoor heated swimming pool, gym, and study areas




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The course description
a typical day on this gap project

UKSA's two-year, fully funded Maritime Foundation NCFE programme is an ideal alternative to school or sixth form college for 16–18-year-olds looking to escape the traditional classroom and gain valuable work-related experience. The course is aimed at those who have no prior experience in watersports or yachting and provides the essential skills, qualifications, and knowledge required to start a career within the maritime industry.

On completion of this course, students gain the experience and qualifications to apply for various job opportunities within the maritime sectors. These can include watersport instruction, superyachts, merchant navy, workboats, and fisheries, in roles such as instructor, mate, deckhand or deck officer.




ideal candidate
Who are we looking for?
the requirements for this course

Prerequisites:
• 16-18 years
• A minimum of four Grade 3 and above GCSEs including English and Maths
• An interest or experience in watersports, outdoor education, or the maritime industry
• Successful interview at UKSA




our offer
What can we offer you?
why choose us for your gap year

This course is fully-funded as part of a full-time 16-18 year-old further education (FE) programme. On completion of this course, students gain the experience and qualifications to apply for various job opportunities within the maritime sectors. These can include watersport instruction, superyachts, merchant navy, workboats, and fisheries, in roles such as instructor, mate, deckhand or deck officer.

 

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