Development process


Steps of the SQFCGF Development Process

Development of the SQFCGF was a multi-year process where the end goal of the SQFCGF is to function as a set of common standards for CGF education to assure quality of training and teaching and to be applied on a voluntary basis.

All steps have been led by the Italian Coast Guard within the frame of the ECGFA NET project.

The development of the SQFCGF was divided into 7 stages:

Phase I (Stage 1) – Definition of basic elements and key recommendations

Implemented within the framework of the ECGFA NET project in Jan 2015 – Feb 2016.

During the first phase, the basic elements, key recommendations and methodology for the future development of the CGFSQF were defined. As per the recommendations, the works on the development of the CGFSQF is divided into 7 stages.

  • Identify different functions, tasks, job competences and profiles

  • Sectoral analysis of needs and study visits

  • Define the goals and the nature of the SQF (basic elements and key recommendations)

Phase II (Stages 2–3) – Drafting of SQFCGF

ECGFA NET II Project Oct 2016 – Dec 2017

  • Identification of different players and development of the working plan for the development of the SQFCGF
  • Identification and nomination of a SQF working group
  • Mapping of different qualiications
  • Drafting of the learning outcomes
  • Development of the CGFSQF structure 

Phase III (Stages 4–7) – Assessment & Adoption of SQFCGF:

ECGFA NET III Project Jun 2018 - Aug 2019

  • Consultation of stakeholders

  • Revision based on the feedback from the CGF community

  • Quality assurance of SQFCGF (quality assurance guidelines)

  • Assessment and Adoption of the SQFCGF

  • Definition of Basic elements and recommendations to develop National Sectoral Qualifications Frameworks

SQFCGF levels

4 (EQF 4)5 (EQF 5)6 (EQF 6)7 (EQF 7)
CG FUNCTIONSKnowledge, Skills, Competences Knowledge, Skills, Competences Knowledge, Skills, Competences Knowledge, Skills, Competences ...
MARITIME SAFETY (INCL. VTS)level descriptors considering job competences and job profiles level descriptors considering job competences and job profiles level descriptors considering job competences and job profiles level descriptors considering job competences and job profiles ...
MARITIME, SHIP AND PORT SECURITYlevel descriptors considering job competences and job profiles level descriptors considering job competences and job profiles level descriptors considering job competences and job profiles level descriptors considering job competences and job profiles ...
MARITIME CUSTOMS ACTIVITIESlevel descriptors considering job competences and job profiles level descriptors considering job competences and job profiles level descriptors considering job competences and job profiles level descriptors considering job competences and job profiles ...
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