The SQFCGF is based on learning outcomes. The learning outcomes are descriptions of skills, knowledge and competences that the learner is expected to know, understand and to do in order to perform tasks related to CGF.
Learning outcomes are defined in abstract terms and they don't refer to any specific qualification, organisation or training pathway. They are neutral in regard to academic, professional or vocational training and do not prescribe on what level different types of qualifications should be placed.
Learning outcomes are drafted for each coast guard function, apart from maritime border guarding covered by the SQF developed by Frontex. Learning outcomes are desbribed at each level (4 - 7) that reflect the progress of learning.
Examples of learning outcomes
These examples of learning outcomes are drafted for the function maritime safety. They are chosen from different levels.
- Outline principles of ship’s organization and working arrangements. (Level 4)
- Define and distinguish a range of information and data handling systems relevant to maritime safety. (Level 6)
- Selectively apply concepts of maritime transport and trade to handle a range of maritime safety activities. (Level 6)
- Manage relations with foreign national competent authorities. (Level 7)
- Effectively apply health and safety procedures for own safety. (Level 4)
- Ensure standards and conditions for issuing of maritime related certificates. (Level 7)