STCW Proficiency in Medical First Aid Course

STCW Medical

5 Day Course

Certificate valid for 3 years

MCA regulated

Choose Cornwall Training for Leading STCW Proficiency In Medical First Aid

At Cornwall Training, we are a team of highly skilled, professional and experienced health and safety instructors. We have hands on experience from a variety of backgrounds including and not limited to paramedics, coast guards and members of the RNLI. We understand the importance of passing on professional knowhow and we pride ourselves on the level of training we can offer.

Blended first aid training

What Is The STCW Proficiency In Medical First Aid Course?

The STCW Proficiency In Medical First Aid Course is designed with seafarers in mind. The course is five days of learning in duration and will include a dual certification of the MCA Proficiency in Medical First Aid & First Response Emergency Care Level 3. By selecting this course, you get a Maritime and Shore Side qualification for the price of one. This is worthwhile so that when you’re not at sea, you have the qualifications to work in onshore medical team employment.

A Course Suited To Those Working Out At Sea

Recognised and approved Proficiency in Medical First Aid course is for seafarers. Although, this course is mainly aimed at those responsible for carrying out First Aid duties on ships and boats that venture up to 150 miles from a safe haven. This course could be extremely useful for any person who takes to sea, either with a crew, or as a lone yachtsman.

The Proficiency in Medical First Aid Onboard Ship course is a module of the MCA Chief Mate certification. This MCA First Aid course provides knowledge of giving First Aid safely at se

Basic Life support & AED

What Will I Learn By Participating in The STCW Proficiency In Medical First Aid Course?

You will learn all about safety on board and being the go-to contact for first aid. You can expect to learn about key skills such as radioing medical advice effectively and dealing with extreme weather than can come with being onboard a ship far out to sea. You will also have access to more general first aid procedures. A full list of course content is below.

STCW Proficiency In Medical First Aid Course Content

The course features a variety of topic areas including:

  • Scene management
  • The unconscious casualty
  • Care of the rescued casualty
  • Shock
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Wounds and Bleeding
  • Casualty handling
  • Burns
  • Communications

More of STCW Proficiency In Medical First Aid Course Content

  • Equipment & Information
  • Health & Hygiene
  • How to treat more involved medical emergencies
  • Radio medical advice
  • Types of medication on board
  • Dealing with trauma injuries
  • Resuscitation
  • Poisons
  • Temperature extremes
  • Head injuries
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Spinal injuries
Leadership Management

What’s Included In The Cost of the Course?

By booking on to this course all equipment is provided over the five days and refreshments are provided throughout. When successfully completing the course, you will get certification of your qualification and a course manual to keep.

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Why Choose Cornwall Training?

At Cornwall Training, we pride ourselves on the quality and standards of the training we deliver. As a Nationally Approved Accredited Training Centre, we are committed to providing the very best course experience, from initial contact to renewal. Our high standards are brought to you by our tutors, who are fully qualified experts from professional backgrounds including Ambulance Service, HM Coastguard, Fire Service, and the RNLI.

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Our professional training centre is located in St Austell and has excellent access to the A30 and A38. Where accommodation is required, you can find a Premier Inn just two minutes from the centre. That way, you can conveniently complete all required training in one trip.

Book Your STCW Proficiency In Medical First Aid a Course

Speak to us today to find out which training course is best suited to you and your business. You can contact us on 01726 932293 or email us at to arrange a course for you.

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