Maritime Skills Alliance

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Policy Matters

Part of our role is to promote better understanding of the importance of skills to the success of the maritime sector. We have therefore contributed to a number of Government consultations, and we are currently supporting the work of Maritime UK which set up a People and Skills Working Group to take forward the nine skills and education recommendations from the Maritime Growth Study. Bill Walworth, MSA Chairman, chairs the Working Group. You can read more about its work here.

MSA's Research and Policy Papers

MSA evidence on Brexit Skills to the Government's Migration Advisory Committee (2017)

MSA evidence to the Maritime Growth Study (2015)

MSA response to the BIS Apprenticeships Consultation (2013)

"Forging Ahead" seminar report (2012)

Smoothing the Way seminar slides (2012)

Smoothing the Way: progression routes from various entry points to full STCW certification for deck and engineering officers (2012)

A Qualifications and Curriculum Strategy for the Maritime Sector (2010)

Skills Needs Assessment for the Maritime Sector (2009)

Maritime Education and Training in Scotland (2008)

Maritime Apprenticeship Framework Project (2008)

Identification of National Occupational Standards for shore based engineering occupations (2007)

Labour Market Assessment for the Marine Leisure and Search and Rescue sectors (2007)

Exploring requirements for National Occupational Standards and qualifications for specialist maritime shore based occupations (2007)

Consultation on a Foundation Degree for the Maritime Sector (2006)

Identification of Learning Pathways for the Maritime Sector (2006) Appendix A-C Appendix D-G

Labour Market Assessment of the fishing, ports and shipping industries (2005)

Maritime Sector Footprint Study (a review of options following creation of Sector Skills Councils) (2003)