SQA Maritime Qualifications

We offer a comprehensive portfolio of maritime qualifications to support the maritime sector, with further qualifications currently under development. Our qualifications develop the employability skills valued by employers in general and necessary for effective work within the maritime industry.

Maritime Skills Alliance

“SQA is the Maritime Skills Alliance’s preferred awarding organisation. We have developed a close working relationship with them to ensure that the qualifications meet employers’ needs and also reflect UK and international regulations. Colleagues at SQA have a very good understanding of the sector and the practical reality of delivering our qualifications; they’re good partners.”

Iain Mackinnon, Secretary to the Maritime Skills Alliance
Qualification title Framework

Award

 
Level 2 Award in Maritime Studies: Deck Rating RQF
Level 2 Award in Maritime Studies: STCW Safety RQF
Level 3 Award in Maritime Studues: Use of Radar and Electronic Chart Systems in Code Vessels RQF
Level 4 Award in Maritime Studies: Tug Master less than 500 gross tonnage RQF

Certificate

 
Level 2 Certificate in Maritime Studies: Able Seafarer (Deck) RQF
Level 2 Certificate in Maritime Studies: Engine Room Rating RQF
Level 4 Certificate in Maritime Studies: Tug Master less than 3000 gross tonnage RQF

Diploma

 
Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Studies: Able Seafarer (Engine Room) RQF
Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Studies: Marinas and Boatyards RQF
Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Studies: Marine Vessel Maintenance RQF
Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Studies: Rivers, Inland Waterways and Limited Distances to Sea RQF
Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Studies: Sea Fishing RQF
Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Studies: Workboats RQF
Level 3 Diploma in Maritime Studies: Shipping and Maritime Operations (Deck) RQF
Level 3 Diploma in Maritime Studies: Shipping and Maritime Operations (Engineering) RQF
Level 3 Diploma in Maritime Studies: Officer of the Watch on Merchant Vessels of less than 500 gross tonnage (Near Coastal) RQF
Level 3 Diploma in Maritime Studies: Officer of the Watch on Merchant vessels of less than 3,000 gross tonnage (Near Coastal) RQF
Level 3 Diploma Supervision of Ports and Maritime Operations RQF