The primary objective of this qualification is to contribute to the development of practicing or aspiring Port Operations as a whole. This may be achieved by integrating the NVQ into the organisations models which is for personal and business development recognising the competence of the people who make up the organisations Port Operations at various levels.
NVQ Port Operations Level 3, Employment, Higher Education.
The unit breakdown below relates to the NVQ Port Operations (Marine Operations) Level 2 Pathway, please enquire for other pathways. Candidates must achieve a total of nine units: Two mandatory units for all candidates; two units from Group A (but no more than 3); one Unit from Group B (but no more than 2); two units from Group C (but no more than 4).
- take action to reduce risk to health and safety within a port environment
- maintain security in ports
Group A – Health, Safety and the Environment
- work safely with dangerous cargo
- work safely near water
- survive in the water
- work safely when alone
- work safely at heights
- work safely in confined spaces
- undertake safety inspections
- respond to shore-based emergency situations
- respond to a pollution incident
- administer first aid
- respond to emergency situations abroad vessels
- maintain environmental good practice within ports
Group B – Managing Yourself and Your Working Relationships
- manage your own resources
- develop productive working relationships with colleagues
- give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
- liaise and develop professional working relationships with this parties
Group C – Port-specific Activities
- make selective use of it 1
- handle port craft
- navigate port craft
- handle unpowered craft
- berth vessels
- position access equipment on vessels
- fuel vessels
- position moorings and lay buoys
- maintain clear channels and water areas
- establish water depths
- operate lock systems
- operate bridges
- transfer passengers to/from small vessels
- plan and coordinate maintenance of port plant and equipment
- undertake basic maintenance and servicing of vessels
- maintain marine equipment
- clean and maintain port craft
Practical work is assessed continuously. At the end of each year, two exams are set by EAL which contribute to the final grades.
Candidates must be in full time relevant employment and be able to demonstrate a level of knowledge to a required standard.
Price on application
- No Fee if this course is taken as an Apprenticeship
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