Certificate validity: This certificate has no expiry date (although we highly recommend refreshing your first aid skills at regular intervals)

Certification: Upon successful completion you will be awarded a certificate in STCW-95 Elementary First Aid as laid down in STCW 95 Regulation VI/1 paragraph 2.1.3 of Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code

Prerequisites: None

Duration: 1 Day (0900hrs – 1700hrs)

Cost: £135.00 inc vat (Please note all prices include vat @20%)

Location: South West Maritime Academy, Cromhall Quarry, Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8AA

STCW Basic Safety Training

What is the Elementary First Aid Course?

This STCW elementary first aid course module is a combination of theory and practical training for basic first aid and life saving skills. This course is intended for all seafaring personnel who need to be able to practice elementary first aid on board ship. It comprises the knowledge required in STCW 95 Table A-VI/1-3 and provides an introduction to the principles of first aid. It shows how to respond to the most common medical emergencies.


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Elementary First Aid

Course content

The Elementary First Aid course module is a combination of theory and practical training for basic first aid and life saving skills. This course is intended for all seafaring personnel who need to be able to practice elementary first aid on board ship. It comprises the knowledge required in STCW 95 Table A-VI/1-3 and provides an introduction to the principles of first aid. It shows how to respond to the most common medical emergencies.

  • Dealing with an emergency
  • Priorities of treatment
  • Casualty transport
  • Basic Life Support (CPR)
  • Shock management
  • Bandaging
  • Wounds/Bleeding
  • Burns/Scalds

What is STCW-95?

STCW-95 stands for Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping. Created by the International Maritime Organisation in 1978 and amended in 1995, the STCW-95 code came into international effect in February 2003. The STCW-95 code was introduced to set minimum international training standards for professional mariners.

What does STCW-95 Basic Safety Training contain?

STCW-95 Basic Training consists of four modules; Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibility.

At South West Maritime Academy the STCW-95 course takes five days to complete, and includes your Proficiency in Security Awareness module alongside the core essential courses. You can book onto the full course or individual modules, but please be aware that you need to complete all four modules to get your STCW-95 Basic Training certificate. This however sometimes differs dependent on your role i.e although recommended to complete all four modules marine surveyors and others may only require the STCW-95 Personal Survival Techniques module otherwise known as Sea Survival.

Should I have a STCW-95 certificate although I already hold yachting qualifications?

Having an STCW-95 Basic Safety Training certificate alongside your current qualifications will show potential employers that you are not only a highly qualified candidate but someone who is serious about a career in the industry.

Do I need to do all modules?

Any persons wishing to work at sea are required to complete all 4 basic modules and one of the mandatory security training courses depending on your role. However there are exceptions whereby some companies stipulate you only require the Personal Survival Techniques (Sea Survival) module if you are simply transferring to complete contract work on a wind farm or inland structure. We would highly recommend you check this with your employer prior to booking on any course.

Do I need to provide any of my own equipment?

No, everything you require for the training will be provided. Comfortable casual clothing for the classroom theory sessions and a couple of sets of clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty/wet (tracksuit bottoms and T-shirt) for the practical elements.

How can I book onto STCW-95 Basic Safety Training?

You can book onto STCW-95 Basic Training at South West Maritime Academy by registering using the link below or through our online booking tab at the top of the page. You can book onto separate modules or the full course for a discounted rate.

Contact us

Please contact us if you require any further information about this course or wish to book on behalf of a company:

Telephone: 01454 260130
Email: info@southwestmaritimeacademy.com

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday  – Friday: 08.30 – 17.00

Please be aware that online bookings will be confirmed with course joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment will be received by email.

There is a wide range of local accommodation, some of which are within walking distance of the training centre to suit everyone’s budget. For a list of local accommodation please click here.

Additional information

Elementary First Aid

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31 reviews for Elementary First Aid

  1. A Scorey

    The course was well structured and paced. Morning theory was engaging and afternoon practical skills enjoyable and challenging. I would definitely recommend to anyone.

  2. A Keen

    A very knowledgeable and experienced instructor. This was a very detailed and thorough recap on first aid.

  3. R Culley

    Great course run by a skilled instructor. Mixed a good amount of practical, theoretical and light hearted stories. Would recommend to company for further attendees.

  4. R Millar

    This was a good run through with real world examples

  5. G Jones

    Friendly staff. lot of content covered, very engaging course and important, practical lifesaving skills learned.

  6. A Lewis

    The instructor was very engaging and informative. Presented in an attention grabbing manor, very well done, it was excellent!

  7. L Powell

    All good thank you SWMA 🙂 Will now have the confidence to put what I have learnt today into action if needed.

  8. G John

    Singe is a superb instructor, very approachable and knowledgeable, I’ve completed a few courses at SWMA and highly recommend the academy, it’s staff and the location is perfect.

  9. LL

    Excellent instructor and teaching methods. Clear demonstrations and all relevant to working on vessels, thank you to Singe!

  10. R Minett

    Clear and precise and the instructor was class and funny.

  11. R Roclette

    Singe was great, very entertaining but incredibly informative and knowledgeable 🙂

  12. O Bowles

    The First Aid Course was a great blend of theory and practical, with fun scenarios and a very experienced, knowledgeable instructor – Thank you!

  13. Jonathon McGlynn

    Excellent throughout, informative and friendly.

  14. Sarah Hoy

    Great course, many thanks

  15. Thomas

    Well done on the instructor

  16. David Preston

    Singe is great! Excellent course, ran very well!

  17. Libby Hindle

    Brilliant day, very entertaining and interesting First Aid Course 🙂

  18. Henry Morgan

    Instructors gave confident, clear instructions they clearly know what they are talking about, very approachable and knowledgeable people.
    Very well instructed course involving students in different areas of coaching, plenty of time taken to cover all aspects of the course, very approachable staff who seem always happy to help.

  19. Paul Davies

    I found the course informative and interesting. I would recommend the course to colleagues.

  20. Pete Sutton

    Very good as always

  21. Ethan Paint

    The two courses I attended – Personal Survival Techniques and the Elementary First Aid – were great.
    The instructors are knowledgeable and interactive. Would recommend and return for future courses.

  22. Ben W.

    The instructor was highly experienced and knowledgeable as well as friendly which made us feel comfortable.
    I felt like I learnt loads at a good pace to suit everybody.

  23. David Haslam

    The course covered what is needed as a skipper of commercial boats.
    Great anecdotes which add meaning to the course.
    The course gave me a full overview of first aid at sea.

  24. Eddie Holden

    The instructor had great communication skills.

  25. Matthew

    All very friendly, good location, good facilities.

  26. Daryl Harada

    Fully enjoyed the course, friendly staff and good facilities.
    A great deal of experience to draw from; looking forward to a refresher course.

  27. Sam Packman

    Excellent course, approachable and knowledgeable trainers.
    It made the course enjoyable and has been of huge benefit.

  28. Dan Baxter

    Great as always. See you for the next one!

  29. Paul Johnston

    Best First Aid course I have done in a long time. Good teaching methods and handy venue for my home. Will use again for refreshers.

  30. Simon Price

    Fantastic and no issues at all!

  31. Nick Howard

    Very clear and well delivered training. Good refresher.

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