Level 3 Diploma in Maritime Defence (Development Knowledge)
This qualification is a Level 3 Diploma in Maritime Defence (Development Knowledge) and is a Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ). It will give learners knowledge and understanding of a range of maritime defence engineering techniques. The qualification covers the intermediate knowledge and understanding that is required by someone working in the maritime defence engineering sector. It takes a hands-on approach to foundation maritime defence engineering training by providing learners with:
• Knowledge and understanding of a range of maritime defence engineering techniques
• Information that will help them make more informed decisions about their career options
• Personal skills to help them work effectively and achieve their potential
This is a graded qualification; learners can achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Apprentices must be at least 16 years old. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however centres should ensure that the apprentice have the potential to achieve this qualification. Apprentices must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to complete the learning outcomes and the external assessment.
Centres should make apprentices with particular requirements aware of the content of the qualification and they should be given every opportunity to successfully complete the qualification. EAL will consider any reasonable suggestions for, and from, those with disabilities that would help them to achieve the learning outcomes without compromising the standards required.
• Apprentices working towards a relevant apprenticeship standard
• Apprentices looking to advance to the development phase of a relevant apprenticeship standard
Assessment methods within this qualification include an on-screen multiple choice examination for one mandatory unit and Centre marked theory assessments for the other units. Assessment methods have been designed to assess the knowledge and understanding of learners for all
The on-screen multiple choice examination is set by EAL and marked by EAL. The internal assessments are set by EAL and marked by members of the delivery team at the Centre. Where the assessment takes the form of written/short answer or multiple choice question papers, these must be treated as controlled assessments. All assessment decisions are then subject to internal and external quality assurance.
This qualification has three mandatory units, which provides learners with knowledge of engineering and environmental health and safety, engineering principles and engineering mathematics within the maritime defence sector. There is also a pathway mandatory unit and a number of optional units, from which a learners will select a minimum of four units within their choice of units equating to a minimum of 8 units in total.