Award in Maritime Studies: Use of Safety Equipment on Domestic Vessels, QCF level 2

Award in Maritime Studies: Use of Safety Equipment on Domestic Vessels, QCF level 2

The Maritime Studies Award in Use of Safety Equipment on Domestic Vessels at QCF level 2 will develop knowledge and skills in the following areas for crew on domestic vessels:

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 Award 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.

Who does this qualification suit

The Maritime Studies: Use of Safety Equipment on Domestic Vessels Award 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

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Progression

The Award may provide progression to:

Approval

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 (100 KB).

How to assess

Each individual Unit specification gives detailed information on the Evidence Requirements and approaches to assessment for each Unit.

Awards are not graded.

Each Unit is assessed separately. Each Unit requires that the candidate produces written work which, in most cases, is research-based. Evidence will be based on the candidate’s practical experience.

Assessment can take place at appropriate points as learners progress through the tasks within the Units. 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, videos, recordings of interviews or photographs.

Assessment Guidelines and Units are available to download from SQA's secure site.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Qualifications Structure

Qualification structure
Group Award code: GJ3H 62 (3 QCF credit points)
Ofqual Code: 601/2658/9

The Award in Maritime Studies: Use of Safety Equipment on Domestic Vessels at QCF level 2 consists of one mandatory Unit (3 QCF credit points). There are no optional Units.

For information on the structure of this qualification, please refer to the Qualification Structure (186 KB).

Assessment strategy

Maritime Skills Alliance Assessment Strategy (300 KB)



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