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:
- the regulatory framework within which crew duties are carried out
- how to carry duties out safely and efficiently
- how to carry out seamanship duties
- how to contribute to the vessel undertaking its primary purpose
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
Entry is at the discretion of the centre.
The Award may provide progression to:
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.
Where can you take this course?
Qualification content and delivery tools
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).
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