Certificate in Maritime Studies: Tug Master less than 3000 gross tonnage

Certificate in Maritime Studies: Tug Master less than 3000 gross tonnage

The Certificate in Maritime Studies: Tug Master less than 3000 gross tonnage at QCF level 4 will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as vessel navigation and vessel maintenance.

This qualification covers areas such as managing personnel on board a vessel, managing vessel navigation, managing vessel maintenance, managing vessel operations, and taking charge of medical care on board a vessel.

Learners who achieve the Unit 'Take Charge of Medical Care on Board a Vessel' will meet the requirements of section AVI/1 of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) code which deals with safety familiarisation instruction related to basic safety training and medical care.

The Level 4 Certificate in Maritime Studies: Tug Master less than 3000 gross tonnage is supported by the Maritime Skills Alliance.

It is available through SQA-approved centres.

Why deliver this qualification

This Certificate in Maritime Studies: Tug Master less than 3000 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, aged 18 and over,  including:

  • people in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects

Access

  • 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

Centres will have to come forward for approval and should contact SQA's Business Development Team for guidance.

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: GK1V 63
Ofqual Code: 601/5024/5

The Certificate in Maritime Studies: Tug Master less than 3000 gross tonnage at QCF level 4 requires the learner to complete five mandatory Units (33 QCF credit points).

For information on the structure of this qualification, please refer to the Qualification Structure (58 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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