QCF Diploma in Shipping and Maritime Operations

QCF Diploma in Shipping and Maritime Operations

The level 3 Diplomas in Shipping and Maritime Operations (deck or engineering) have been developed by the Maritime Skills Alliance (MSA). They provide the underpinning knowledge that will enable the learner to progress to HNC/D in Nautical Science or Marine Engineering and thereby qualify as a Junior Officer (deck or engine) in the Merchant Navy.

 

Qualification Title Ofqual code SQA code QCF Level

Level 3 Diploma in Shipping and Maritime Operations (Deck)

600/0255/4

GA6F 57 3

Level 3 Diploma in Shipping and Maritime Operations (Engineering)

600/0255/4

GA6G 57 3

Purpose and Recognition

600/0255/4 Level 3 Diploma in Shipping and Maritime Operations

Who does this qualification suit

The Level 3 Diplomas in Shipping and Maritime Operations (deck or engineering) 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

The level 3 Diplomas are intended for people in the Maritime sector and have been developed in conjunction with the Merchant Navy Training Board, and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to ensure they are ‘fit for purpose’.
 

Progression

The level 3 Diplomas are based on the Marine National Occupational Standards (NOS) suite 2006 and provide access to HNC/D in Shipping and Maritime Operations and thereby qualify as a Junior Officer (deck or engine) in the Merchant Navy.

Approval

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

How to assess

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 3 Diploma in Shipping and Maritime Operations (Engineering)

SQA Group Award Code: GA6G 57

Ofqual Qualification Code: 600/0255/4

Level 3 Diploma in Maritime Studies: Shipping and Maritime Operations (Engineering) (86 KB)

Level 3 Diploma in Shipping and Maritime Operations (Deck)

SQA Group Award Code: GA6F 57

Ofqual Qualification Code: 600/0255/4

Level 3 Diploma in Maritime Studies: Shipping and Maritime Operations (Deck) (82 KB)