National 5 SfW Maritime Skills (Course Code: C269 75)

SCQF Level 5 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study SfW Maritime Skills?

The maritime sector includes people who work in commercial sea fishing, marine leisure businesses , ports and harbours, as well as those working in the Merchant Navy and Royal Navy.

Scotland has played an important role in maritime history and the maritime sector is still important to the Scottish economy. About 52% of jobs in sea fishing in Scotland are in the Highlands and Islands.

The maritime sector offers good opportunities for those who enjoy:

Career Pathways

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Animals, Land and Environment

Transport and Distribution

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college.

What will I study?

The course is made up of five compulsory units, three take 40 hours of study and two take 20 hours of study.

You will learn about:

Where will I take the course?

You will usually train at a local college. Training sessions will take place for a set number of hours and weeks during term time.

Work experience/placements

Due to health and safety requirements it is not normally possible to arrange maritime work experience placement for young people. However, where possible, you may be able to visit maritime employers.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be based on a range of practical activities in real or simulated workplace settings. Tutors will observe and keep records of your work. Some assessment may be done online using an e-portfolio system.

What can I go on to next?

You may be able to progress to:

 Employment /Training

Further/Higher Education

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?