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Diploma in Sea fishing at SCQF level 5

Diploma in Sea fishing at SCQF level 5

The Diploma in Seafishing at SCQF level 5 provides learners with a qualification that will demonstrate their aptitude in this area. This Diploma will develop the learner’s confidence and awareness of the skills that they have acquired which they can use for employment and/or further study.

This qualification covers areas such as maritime employment, environmental and health and safety practice, maritime sector overview; vessel ropework, anchoring and mooring operations, vessel construction and stability, survival in the water during maritime emergencies, operate and maintain fishing gear, receiving, handling and stowing the catch on a fishing vessel; communicating using equipment and visual means, basic navigational watchkeeping, vessel fire prevention and fire fighting (STCW), maritime fire prevention and fire actions.

This qualification is available through employers, colleges and training providers.

How to assess

The Diploma is designed to be assessed in the workplace, or in conditions of the workplace. Assessment Guidelines and Units are available on SQA’s website.

Occupational skills units must be assessed on the basis of evidence that the tasks have been undertaken satisfactorily in the workplace or an acceptable simulation.

The use of a Training Record Book (TRB) forms part of the assessment. The completed TRB will be used as supporting evidence to demonstrate that the work-based elements of the units have been undertaken.

Deliver this qualification

Centres with devolved authority for approval should use their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority require 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 Systems and Qualification Approval Guide.

Resources

Group Award Code: GG10 45

The Diploma in Maritime Studies: Sea Fishing is at SCQF level 5 and consists of 11 mandatory Units and 1 optional Unit.

For further information on the structure of this qualification please refer to the Qualification Structure (200 KB).

Where can you take this course?

Why study this qualification

This Diploma is suitable for:

  • learners who may have just left school
  • mature candidates who may have been out of education for some time
  • individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Apprenticeships

This Diploma is a mandatory component in the SCQF Level 5 Modern Apprenticeship.

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship:

Unit Title SCQF 4
Core Skills: Communication F426 04
Core Skills: Numeracy F42A 04
Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology F42E 04
Core Skills: Problem Solving F42J 04
Core Skills: Working with Others F42N 04

Employment and progression

The level 5 award could provide progression to:

  • an HNC/HND in Maritime or a related area
  • employment in the Maritime sector, perhaps as a skipper of a vessel of less than 16.5 metres in length.

Student resources

Group Award Code: GG10 45

The Diploma in Maritime Studies: Sea Fishing is at SCQF level 5 and consists of 11 mandatory Units and 1 optional Unit.

For further information on the structure of this qualification please refer to the Qualification Structure (200 KB).