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Proficiency in Elementary First Aid (STCW)

About this course

This one-day course is one of the mandatory STCW basic safety training courses designed to meet the minimum requirement for familiarisation and basic safety training for seafarers with designated emergency duties.

The course teaches basic first aid and life-saving skills and emphasis is placed on practical work during training. Upon completion of training delegates are expected to achieve the following outcomes: 

  • Understand what to do in case of an accident or medical emergency on board.
  • Be able to apply elementary first aid techniques.

Delegates are assessed throughout the course by direct observation, simulation and role play.  Additional time is allocated at the end of the programme for any delegate who requires remedial support to achieve competence.  Criteria for assessment of competence are included in the course notes.

On successful completion students receive a Proficiency in Elementary First Aid certificate.

The course is also included in our STCW Basic Safety Training Week.

This course is also ideal for updating lifesaving first aid skills - find out more.

What our students say

"The course has been exceptionally interesting and interactive." October 2016

"I was very pleased with the course. It was very informative and well taught. Teacher was top notch!" September 2016

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.


Course availability and booking

Date Places Fee Book
Friday 20 September 2019 Yes £145 Book
Friday 27 September 2019 Yes £145 Book
Friday 18 October 2019 Yes £145 Book
Friday 29 November 2019 Yes £145 Book
Friday 24 January 2020 Yes £145 Book
Friday 21 February 2020 Yes £145 Book
Friday 20 March 2020 Yes £145 Book
Friday 3 April 2020 Yes £145 Book
Friday 22 May 2020 Yes £145 Book
Friday 17 July 2020 Yes £145 Book
Friday 31 July 2020 Yes £145 Book

Course information

Next available date

Friday 20 September 2019


1 day



Training towards

STCW Basic Safety Training.


MCA to STCW 95 A-VI/1-3


Formative practical assessment of skills and knowledge.

Teaching methods

Predominance of practical work with some theory sessions.

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