Award in Maritime Studies: Tug Master less than 500 gross tonnage

Award in Maritime Studies: Tug Master less than 500 gross tonnage

The Level 4 Award in Maritime Studies: Tug Master less than 500 gross tonnage at QCF level 4 will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as direct tug operations and manoeuvring a tug.

This qualification is supported by the Maritime Skills Alliance and is available through SQA-approved centres.

Why deliver this qualification

This Award in Maritime Studies: Tug Master less than 500 gross tonnage at QCF level 4 can be offered in either of the following modes:

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

Who does this qualification suit

This qualification is suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

  • 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

As with all SQA qualifications, entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Progression

This qualification will be taken by individuals who have been certificated as competent officers of the watch and who want to become qualified as masters of tug vessels. 

Masters of tugs normally carry out the following functions:

  • navigation at the management level
  • controlling the operation of the ship
  • care for persons on board at the operational level
  • radio communications

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.

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.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Qualification Structure

Group Award Code: GK0X 78
Ofqual Code: 601/4861/5

The Award in Maritime Studies: Tug Master less than 500 gross tonnage at QCF level 4 requires the learner to complete two mandatory Units (12 QCF credit points).

For information on the structure of this qualification, please refer to the Qualification Structure (54 KB).

Assessment Strategy

Unit specifications and Assessment Guidance

Unit specifications and Assessment Guidance for these qualifications are available on SQA's Secure website. These are available from your centre's SQA Co-ordinator. For further information, please contact mycentre@sqa.org.uk



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