MCA STCW Medical First Aid (4 days)

Approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, this course is designed for seafarers who are designated to provide medical first aid on board ship in accordance with STCW 95 A-V1/4 (1-3). In commercial terms this qualification is aimed at those responsible for providing first aid on vessels venturing upto 150 miles from a safe haven however it also provides a wealth of knowledge to those that might be considering blue water cruising. Every yachtsman should be equipped with the knowledge to deal with medical emergencies at sea. Even on coastal passages it may be some time before outside assistance arrives, during which time a crew needs to be both able to care for a casualty and either coordinate casualty evacuation or navigate to a safe harbour.

  • Resuscitation
  • Scene Management
  • The unconscious casualty
  • Shock
  • Bleeding Wounds and injuries
  • Burns
  • Head injuries
  • Fractures & dislocation
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Temperature extremes
  • Care of the rescued casualty
  • Medical emergencies
  • Casualty handling
  • Communications,equipment & information 
  • Health & hygiene 
  • NEW - AED training now included in the course

Teaching methods:

Mixture of theory and practical sessions. Students will be required to undertake some study outside of classroom hours.

Assessment methods: 

Students are assessed by a mixture of questioning, written tests and practical demonstrations of aspects taught to ensure underpinning of knowledge.


0900 until approximately 1700 each day.

What's Included: 

All course materials including comprehensive course notes to take away. Morning and afternoon tea.

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MCA STCW Proficiency In Medical Care On Board Ship 

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Duration: 4 days

Previous Experience Required: None

Course Overview: Advanced training to enable someone to provide medical first aid onboard vessels, understand medical equipment and use reference materials such as the Ship's Captains Medical Guide.

Minimum Age: 16 years.

Cost: £495

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MCA STCW Proficiency in Medical First Aid On Board Ship