Welcome - This is the information for people interested in becoming a BSS Examiner.
Of prime importance is your existing level of knowledge and understanding about boat systems such as fuel, electrical and gas systems, because the BSS Examiner Training Programme to become an BSS Examiner presumes you have a good level of prior knowledge. So if you think a spill rail is something you would find in a pub then becoming a BSS Examiner may not be for you.
Although being a BSS examiner always will be a technical role of applying both a deep and practical knowledge of boat construction and systems, it is equally important to bring excellent administrative, organisational and customer service qualities to the role. It hardly needs saying that you will be a 'people person' with passion to see people enjoying boats safely.
The following web pages cover what a BSS Examiner is and the factors you must consider before deciding to express an interest to joining the pathway that may lead to a formal offer of a place BSS Examiner Training Programme and then potentially applying to be an examiner.
The programme is modular with a mix of online, classroom and field based elements, including learning, coaching and assessment in all stages.
Entrants will have the opportunity to learn at their own pace and attend three attended learning & assessment events, a week in Evesham, a week in Norwich and the final day of assessment at location that is mutually agreed between assessor and trainee. The current Programme fee is £4994 (plus VAT) which is split into stage payments.
If you are keen to become a BSS Examiner then please read all the information on pages 1-4 to understand the considerable demands and responsibilities that come with the role before completing the online expression of interest form - please note, you are asked to provide a current CV or statement that will indicate clearly how you match the required marine competencies and experience.