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Qualification Code e.g. 600/5640/X
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Unit Code e.g. Y/505/4889
Open Awards Unit ID e.g. CBF498
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Open Awards Unit Code e.g. UA33ART12
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Open Awards Level 2 Technical Award in Maritime Studies

First teaching for this qualification is September 2018.

The primary purpose of this qualification is to support you to progress to further learning in the maritime sector. This qualification is designed for learners who have a clear idea of what they want to do after their learning and those who have not yet identified your chosen career pathway. It is designed to give you a broad foundation of skills and knowledge that could support progression into a range of career opportunities.

This qualification is made up of 3 units which will require you to commit to approximately 150 guided learning hours.

You will be required to complete 3 mandatory units:

  • Working in the Maritime Sector
  • Introduction to Navigation
  • Maritime Project

You will then have a choice of a maritime project to complete, including:

  • Practical Boat Handling
  • Research Project into the Maritime Sector

Please view the supporting documents below for more information: 

Qualification Guide and Units Specifications 
Purpose Statement 
Pathway to Employment
Sample assessments


L2 Sample Examination
L2 Sample Examination Outcomes Mapping and Mark Scheme
L2 Sample Synoptic Assignment - Practical Boat Handling Skills
L2 Sample Synoptic Assignment - Research Project 
Letters of support British Marine Federation 
Coventry University
Department for Transport
Falmouth Marine School
Hull Trinity House Academy
London Nautical School
Marine Learning Alliance College
Maritime Skills Alliance
Royal Yachting Association
Shuttleworth College
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)
Trinity House