MCA Approved
Seafish Authority Approved
SQA Approved
RYA Approved
UKCS Approved
Edexcel Approved

Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Studies


The Maritime sector offers a wide range of opportunities for those who are seeking a career that is closely associated with the sea, ports, rivers and inland waterways. A Maritime Apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. It allows the Apprentice to gain technical knowledge and genuine practical experience, along with functional and personal skills that are both required for their immediate job and for their future career.


Who is the qualification for? 

This qualification is aimed at new entrants in the maritime industry or at more experienced workers who do not yet have an industry-recognised qualification.

How could I progress? 
Candidates could progress onto other qualifications such as the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) certified Boatmaster qualification subject to additional sea time and success in the appropriate MCA oral exams.

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

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