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2 Maritime Consultation 12 th Feb 2010 Gareth Dix Business Development Manager

3 National body for qualifications in Scotland however we operate throughout the UK & Internationally Responsible for developing, accrediting, assessing and certificating all qualifications types other than degrees although our qualifications can be at degree level One stop shop operating across borders – UK solution to recognition, progression & credit transfer UK Maritime sector is very important to us Aims to provide opportunities to enable lifelong learning across all types and levels of qualifications About SQA

4 SQA has a sales turnover of around £60M We employ 750 members of staff We have a dedicated team working in England, Wales & Northern Ireland as well as in Scotland. (photographs, names and contact details of staff can be found on the SQA website) International consultancy across 15 countries SQA approved centres across the world including 30 centres in China, and centres in the USA and many other countries. We like working with you! Visit us on

5 SQAs international activity is covered by four broad strands of work Strand 1: International awarding and associated services Strand 2: International consultancy Strand 3: Training services Strand 4: Supporting activities

6 Working with the Maritime Sector - working in partnership with colleagues in Scotland to develop a progression framework for the maritime sector (from school level through to degree level) - a longstanding partnership with MSA who sit on SQA's Sector Panel for Engineering, Science and Maths (meets twice a year - gives advice and guidance on the team's operational plans and developments for the future) - and similar with the MCA - Maritime Coastguard Agency (for whom SQA manages their Certificates of Competency (exams) - about to launch a brand new 'Maritime Skills for Work ' course at SCQF level 5

7 Working with the Maritime Sector - this leads into a new NC in Shipping and Maritime Operations at SCQF level 6 (being delivered for the first time this year) - on the merchant navy side we have HNC/D Awards in Nautical Science (well established) and Marine Engineering (currently under development) leading on to a PDA in Marine Management - on the seafishing side working with them to finalise a new HNC and PDA in Commercial Seafishing and refresh their Seafishing MA (so the whole framework in Scotland is finally coming together with marine quals from level 5 up to level 9)

8 Draft Qualification Structure Qualification title Level 2 certificate in Maritime Studies 2 x pathways - 1)Level 2 Certificate in Maritime Studies (Basic Vessel Engineering) 2)Level 2 Certificate in Maritime Studies (Navigation & Watchkeeping)

9 Draft Qualification Structure Credit Values – Pathway 1 (Basic Vessel Eng.) 35 credits Pathway 2 (Navigation & Watchkeeping) 33 credits

10 Draft Qualification Structure 5 mandatory units for both pathways (total credit value 18) – 1)Maritime employment, environmental and health & safety practices 2 credits 2)Vessel ropework, anchoring & mooring operations 5 credits 3) Securing a vessel for passage 3 credits 4) Vessel construction & stability 5 credits 5) Assist with a vessels navigational watch 3 credits

11 Draft Qualification Structure Optional units for pathway 1 (Basic Vessel Engineering) 17 credits Basic vessel engineering systems 3 credits Maintaining vessel machinery for safe operation 3 credits Vessel repair & maintenance 5 credits The following five units are STCW 95 Survival in the water during maritime emergencies 1 credit Maritime fire prevention & fire action 1 credit Maritime security 1 credit Emergency first aid in response to accidents or 1 credit medical emergency Vessel fire prevention & fire fighting 2 credits

12 Draft Qualification Structure Optional units for pathway 2 (Navigation & Watchkeeping ) 15 credits Vessel navigation & tides 6 credits Vessel watchkeeping 3 credits The following five units are STCW 95 Survival in the water during maritime emergencies 1 credit Maritime fire prevention & fire action 1 credit Maritime security 1 credit Emergency first aid in response to accidents or 1 credit medical emergency Vessel fire prevention & fire fighting 2 credits

13 Draft Qualification Structure Notes 1.Additional pathways are under development to cover seafishing and tugs 2.An additional unit (or units) on maritime safety & survival is/are under development (non STCW 95)

14 Planned stages SQA currently seeking supplementary recognition from Ofqual All AOs going through this so very much dependent on Ofqual timescales In the meantime centres can come forward to begin the process of SQA Approval. This presentation will be available on the SQA website including FAQs

15 Draft Qualification Structure Any Questions?

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