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Medical and first aid courses

LJMU Maritime Centre

Approved MCA medical and first aid training

LJMU Maritime Centre is approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to offer the full range of medical and first aid courses in compliance with Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) Code. Bespoke training can also be provided in addition to or alongside the STCW courses.

All courses are designed to be delivered on-site at the LJMU Maritime Centre but alternative locations both on-board ships and ashore can be considered subject to obtaining approval from the MCA or other approving body. Most of the bespoke courses can be delivered at remote locations except where specialised equipment is required.

Short overviews of the courses are below. Find out more about the courses and book online.

Medical and first aid courses:

Proficiency in Elementary First Aid (STCW A-VI/1-3)

Duration: One day

Prerequisites: None

Accreditation/Approval: MCA as per the STCW Code section A-VI/1-3

Overview: Elementary First Aid (EFA) course is spread over one day to cover the minimum requirements for first aid for all seafarers employed on-board ships. The course will prepare candidates for taking immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency on-board a ship. All candidates receive an Elementary First Aid Course certificate upon successful completion of the courses.

The course forms part of the Basic Safety Training (BST) and can be undertaken with other pre-sea courses.

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Proficiency in Medical First Aid (STCW A-VI/4-1)

Duration: Four days

Prerequisites:

  1. Hold a Proficiency in Elementary First Aid Certificate (STCW A-VI/1-3)
  2. ENG1 medical certificate, or equivalent, as an indicator of fitness and/or an assessment for fitness carried out by LJMU

Accreditation/Approval: MCA as per the STCW Code section STCW A-VI/4-1

Overview: This four day course builds candidates’ first aid skills gained in the EFA course and allows them to apply immediate first aid in the event of accident or illness on-board. The course thus helps the candidates achieve competency required to become designated first aiders on-board a ship.

Upon successful completion of the course, all candidates receive an STCW Proficiency in Medical First Aid Course certificate which must be obtained prior to undertaking any Officer of the Watch (OOW) level Certificate of Competency (CoC) examinations for both deck and engineer officers.

Additional training for AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) can be included upon demand.

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Proficiency in Medical Care (STCW A-VI/4-2)

Duration: Five days

Prerequisites:

  1. The candidate must be at least 16 years of age
  2. Hold a Proficiency in Medical First Aid Certificate (STCW A-VI/4-1) or a Proficiency in Medical Care On-Board Ship certificate or its updating training (STCW A-VI/4-2)
  3. ENG1 medical certificate, or equivalent, as an indicator of fitness or an assessment for fitness carried out by LJMU

Accreditation/Approval: MCA as per the STCW Code section STCW A-VI/4-2

Overview: This course is designed to prepare ship’s masters or other persons in charge of medical care on-board ships so that they can provide medical care to the sick and injured while they remain on board and also participate in co-ordinated schemes for medical assistance to ships.

Upon successful completion of the course, all candidates receive an STCW Proficiency in Medical Care Course certificate which must be obtained prior to undertaking any Chief Mate or Master level Certificate of Competency (CoC) examinations for deck officers.

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Proficiency in Medical Care Updating (Refresher) (STCW A-VI/4-2)

Duration: Three days

Prerequisites:

  1. Hold a Proficiency in Medical Care On-Board Ship certificate or its updating training (STCW A-VI/4-2)
  2. ENG1 medical certificate, or equivalent, as an indicator of fitness or an assessment for fitness carried out by LJMU

Accreditation/Approval: MCA as per the STCW Code section STCW A-VI/4-2

Overview: This course is designed to cover the requirements given in Article 4(1)(b) of the Directive ‘92/29 EEC: Service as Master or the person in charge of medical care on UK-registered vessels’. In order to apply this article, the MCA requires that the Master and the person designated to take charge of medical care and medicines on-board to hold an MCA-approved Proficiency in Medical Care (MC) (STCW A-VI/4 paragraph 4-6) certificate or an MCA-approved Updated Proficiency in Medical Care certificate, issued within the preceding five years.

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