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:
- install a radar system
- carry an electronic chart system (particularly on workboats operating at high speed and those operating round windfarms)
The Workboat Code also strongly recommends that training be undertaken by crew:
- likely to operate the radar
- likely to operate electronic chart systems
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:
- 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
- crew on workboats that transport workers, goods and supplies, eg to offshore windfarms
As with all SQA qualifications, entry is at the discretion of the centre.
Different combinations of relevant qualifications may also be acceptable.
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.
Where can you take this course?
Qualification content and delivery tools
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.
- Qualification Structure (54 KB)
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 email@example.com
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