Award in Maritime Studies: Use of Radar and Electronic Chart Systems in Code Vessels at QCF level 3

Award in Maritime Studies: Use of Radar and Electronic Chart Systems in Code Vessels at QCF level 3

The Award in Maritime Studies: Use of Radar and Electronic Chart Systems in Code Vessels at QCF Level 3 will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as the operation of radar and (non-ECDIS) electronic chart display and information system on code vessels.

This qualification has been developed to meet training requirements recommended by The National Workboat Association and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch in the proposed Workboat Code of Practice. The Workboat Code introduces the requirement for all Category 0 to 2 workboats to:

The Workboat Code also strongly recommends that training be undertaken by crew:

Achieving this qualification will enable workboat crew to meet these training requirements.

This qualification is available through approved SQA centres.

Why deliver this qualification

This Award in Maritime Studies: Use of Radar and Electronic Chart Systems in Code Vessels at QCF level 3 can be offered in any of the following modes:

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

Who does this qualification suit

This qualification is suitable for any member of crew operating the radar and/or electronic chart systems, for example:

  • workboat master
  • watchkeeper
  • crew on workboats that transport workers, goods and supplies, eg to offshore windfarms

Access

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

Different combinations of relevant qualifications may also be acceptable.

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

The Award in Maritime Studies: Use of Radar and Electronic Chart Systems in Code Vessels at QCF level 3 requires the learner to complete 2 mandatory Units (4 QCF credit points).

  • Group Award code: GK9V 69 (QCF credit points)
  • Ofqual qualification code: 601/7697/0

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

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

Assessment Strategy

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