SQA, Skills Funding Agency

Level 2 Certificate in Maritime Studies

Engine Room Rating

Level 2 Certificate in Maritime Studies

Who is the qualification for? 

The level 2 Certificates in Maritime Studies have been developed by the Maritime Skills Alliance (MSA). They are suitable for people who are working or intending to work in the Maritime Sector, to develop their skills and knowledge as ratings, crew members on deck, or in the engine room of merchant vessels or tugs.

How could I progress? 
Candidates could potentially progress to further learning or more senior positions including: Bosun/senior rating (deck or engine room), on super yachts and other vessels which require limited certification. Learners also have the opportunity to undertake an Advanced Maritime Apprenticeship leading to limited certification as an Officer of the Watch either on the bridge or in the engine room, depending on the pathway chosen.

Training Methods
The qualification is achieved by gaining knowledge and skills within the work place (ie at sea) and is underpinned with knowledge sessions delivered in a classroom environment.

Assessment Method 
The qualification contains mandatory units comprising a mixture of learning outcomes, some of which relate to underpinning knowledge, whilst others cover competence. In order to achieve any unit, candidates must demonstrate that they meet the relevant stated outcomes and demonstrate the required knowledge and understanding. This will be achieved through a balance of observations carried out by the training consultant and workplace evidence produced by the candidate.

Location   Work Based

Duration   12 Months

Entry Requirements No general entry requirements however entrants need to be willing to spend periods away from home on board a vessel as required and to pass a seafarers’ medical examination

Cost    Funded as part of the Maritime Studies Apprenticeship. Employer contribution may be required depending on age.