Certificate in Maritime Studies: Boatmaster for Non-Tidal Inland Waterways, QCF level 2

Certificate in Maritime Studies: Boatmaster for Non-Tidal Inland Waterways, QCF level 2

The Certificate in Maritime Studies: Boatmaster for Non-Tidal Inland Waterways at QCF level 2 will develop knowledge and skills in the following areas for domestic vessels in inland waters:

The Maritime Skills Alliance (MSA) supports and encourages this qualification.

This qualification is available through colleges and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

Achievement of this qualification would enable learners to progress to Boatmaster Tier 1 level 2 for which there is an existing Maritime Studies level 2 Diploma (Rivers, Inland Waterways and Limited Distances to Sea).

This Certificate in Maritime Studies: Boatmaster for Non-Tidal Inland Waterways at QCF level 2 can be offered in any of the following modes:

  • full-time
  • part-time (eg day-release)

Who does this qualification suit

The Certificate in Maritime Studies: Boatmaster for Non-Tidal Inland Waterways at QCF level 2 is suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

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

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Progression

Achievement of this qualification would enable learners to progress to Boatmaster Tier 1 level 2 for which there is an existing Maritime Studies level 2 Diploma (Rivers, Inland Waterways and Limited Distances to Sea).

Approval

The approval of this qualification is not devolved to centres.

Interested centres should contact SQA’s Business Development Team if they wish to become approved for this qualification.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Guide to Approval (100 KB) (390 KB).

How to assess

Ongoing course assessment will apply. Each Unit specification gives detailed information on the Evidence Requirements and approaches to assessment for the Unit.

Assessment Guidelines and Units are available on SQA’s secure website.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Qualification Structure

Group Award code: GJ3J 54
Ofqual Code: 601/2686/3 (16 QCF credit points)

The Certificate in Maritime Studies: Boatmaster for Non-Tidal Inland Waterways at QCF level 2 consists of seven mandatory Units (16 QCF credit points) and seven Additional Optional Units (15 QCF credit points).

For information on the structure of this qualification, please refer to the Qualification Structure (70 KB).

Assessment Strategy

Maritime Skills Alliance Assessment Strategy (300 KB)