Award in Maritime Studies: Marine Vessel Hospitality at QCF level 2
The Award in Maritime Studies: Marine Vessel Hospitality at QCF level 2 will be of interest to learners who want to work as a steward or stewardess on board a large yacht, ferry or cruise ship.
Learners who achieve this qualification will:
- know how the different departments on board a vessel function
- be able to undertake a range of guest table service styles on board a vessel
- know how to operate a professional and efficient housekeeping and valet service on board a vessel
- know how to support the efficient running of the hospitality section on board a vessel
- know how to comply with the environmental and safety regulations applicable on board a vessel
Achievement of this Award is nationally recognised. It is available through colleges and training providers.
The Maritime Skills Alliance (MSA) supports and encourages this qualification.
Why deliver this qualification
This qualification has a wide potential market. It is open to all learners, regardless of age, academic experience or ability.
Centres have the flexibility to choose the delivery method which best suits their circumstances and their learners.
This qualification will support the maritime sector by attracting and providing a competent workforce, particularly in the boat master and yachting sub-sectors.
The maritime sector plays a significant role in the UK economy. In addition to tourism, it enables the movement of people, goods and services nationally and internationally. It is also a crucial part of the off-shore energy sector.
The Maritime Skills Alliance comprises the British Marine Federation, the Royal Yachting Association, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the Royal Navy, the British Tug-Owners Association, the Association of International Maritime Institutions, the Workboats Association, the Company of Watermen and Lightermen, the Passenger Boat Association, International Jack Up Bargeowners Association, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Marine Society and Sea Cadets.
The qualification can be used to offer progression to other qualifications in the maritime and/or hospitality sector (see Progression).
Who does this qualification suit
The Award in Maritime Studies: Marine Vessel Hospitality at QCF level 2 is suitable for:
- people in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
- employed learners wishing to move from one sector of the maritime industry to another
Entry is at the discretion of the centre.
The Award may provide progression to:
- Level 3 Award in Maritime Studies: Marine Vessel Hospitality Supervision
- Level 3 Award — Hospitality Supervision and Leadership
- Level 3 Diploma — Hospitality Supervision and Leadership
- Level 3 Diploma — Professional Cookery
- Level 3 Diploma — Professional Cookery Food Preparation and Cooking
- QCF Maritime Qualifications
Approval is not devolved to centres. Information regarding the approval process is available from SQA’s Business Development Team.
Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Guide to Approval.
How to assess
The Unit specification gives detailed information on the Evidence Requirements and approaches to assessment for each Unit.
Awards are not graded.
Assessment can take place at appropriate points as candidates progress through the tasks within the Unit. Evidence of assessment can be presented in a format which best suits the individual candidates and the activities being undertaken.
Evidence can include written records, e-mails, assessor records, diaries and video recordings of interviews or photographs.
Assessment Guidelines and Unit are available to download from SQA’s secure site.
Where can you take this course?
Qualification content and delivery tools
SQA Group Award code: GH77 62 (10 QCF credit points)
Ofqual Code: 601/1445/9
The Award in Maritime Studies: Marine Vessel Hospitality at QCF level 2 consists of one mandatory Unit (10 QCF credit points). There are no optional Units.
For information on the structure of this qualification, please refer to the Qualifications Structure (186 KB).
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