The MHS Accreditation: How does it work?

MHS Accreditation logo1. The Training Instructions Plans (TIPs): A methodology for training in Maritime Heritage Skills.
The Training Instructions Plans (TIPs) are the valorised results produced by the MHS Cluster. Indeed, a total of 96 different traditional maritime skills were recorded by the TMS project and the MHS cluster has combined these with the training experience accumulated over the years by the Heroes 2C project partners, also involving new relevant partners. The TIP aims at guiding the trainer through the training of a student in a specific skill, step by step, from start to finish. 

2. The selection of modules by the trainee & the credit system: Reach 100 credits to be accredited.
The MHS partners have classified all these recorded skills into four different categories [download overview]

  • Basic Skills (Compulsory)
  • Woodworking Skills (Optional)
  • Metal Skills (Optional)
  • Advanced Skills (Optional)

After having completed the “Basic Skills” modules which are compulsory, the student will have to choose a path which will be either Woodwork or Metalwork, depending on his/her preferences and/or capabilities. A number of credits have been allocated to each skill depending on its difficulty. Under guidance of the trainer, the student will then choose a number of skills he wants to learn and if completed successfully will give him/her the necessary amount of credits to be “MHS Accredited”.

3. The training in working shipyards: Learn with experts across Western Europe
The training can take place in various shipyards across the 4 countries involved in the cluster depending on them being able to welcome students and the expertise they can provide. This is a great way to answer the needs of shipyards looking for relatively low cost labour as well as those of people looking for work experience, without which they cannot find a job.

4.The MHS Accreditation

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The MHS Accreditation will take the form of a certificate, signed & stamped by the shipyards involved and will confirm to potential employers that the student has satisfactory achieved the modules which are listed on the back of the certificate. [download certificate]

5. The future for the MHS Accreditation
The next steps for the MHS Accreditation would be to seek an official recognition by the member states at European level.

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