QCF Certificate in Maritime Studies

QCF Certificate in Maritime Studies

The level 2 Certificates in Maritime Studies have been developed by the Maritime Skills Alliance (MSA). They are suitable for people who are working or intending to work in the Maritime Sector, to develop their skills and knowledge as ratings, crew members on deck, or in the engine room of merchant vessels or tugs.

Information about other Certificates in Maritime Studies can be found under Qualification Structure below.

Qualification Title Ofqual code SQA code QCF Level

Level 2 Certificate in Maritime Studies: Able Seafarer Deck

601/5700/8

GK54 54

2

Level 2 Certificate in Maritime Studies: Engine Room Rating

600/4088/9

GC7W 54

2

Level 2 Certificate in Maritime Studies: Watch/Tug Rating (Engine Room)

600/3099/9

GD2K 54

2

Who does this qualification suit

The level 2 Certificates in Maritime Studies are suitable for a wide range of learners including:

  • progression learners from basic maritime qualifications
  • employed learners who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • learners wishing to move from one sector of the maritime industry to another

Progression

These qualifications provide the opportunity to progress to further learning or more senior positions including: Bosun/senior rating (deck or engine room), on super yachts and other vessels which require limited certification. Learners also have the opportunity to undertake an Advanced Maritime Apprenticeship leading to limited certification as an Officer of the Watch either on the bridge or in the engine room, depending on the pathway chosen.

Approval

Information regarding the approval process is available from SQA’s Business Development team.

How to assess

The Certificates are designed to be assessed in the workplace, or in conditions of the workplace. Assessment Guidelines and Units are available on SQA’s secure website.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Access

Access will be at the discretion of the Centre.

Qualification Structure

These qualifications require the learner to complete all mandatory Units within the specified Award.

For information on the structure of these qualifications, please refer to the Qualification Structure documents.

Level 2 Certificate in Maritime Studies: Engine Room Rating

SQA Group Award Code: GC7W 54

Ofqual Qualification Code: 600/4088/9

Level 2 Certificate in Maritime Studies: Engine Room Rating (75 KB)

Level 2 Certificate in Maritime Studies: Watch/Tug Rating (Engine Room)

SQA Group Award Code: GD2K 54

Ofqual Qualification Code: 600/3099/9

Level 2 Certificate in Maritime Studies: Watch/Tug Rating (Engine Room) (88 KB)

Assessment strategy