Prerequisites: Be at least 16 years of age.


The Medical First Aid training is approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency as meeting the requirements laid down in:

Regulation VI/4, paragraph 1 and Section A-VI/4, paragraphs 1 to 3 of the STCW Convention and Code
1978, as amended 

Duration: 4 Days (0900hrs – 1700hrs)

Cost: £450.00inc 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 STCW Proficiency in Medical First Aid course?

The STCW Proficiency in Medical First Aid module provides knowledge designated to provide medical first aid on board ship the essential education
and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in Table A-VI/4-1

The aim is to ensure designated crew are competent to apply immediate first aid in the event of accident or illness on board.

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Category: SKU: Proficiency in Medical First Aid


Our STCW Medical First Aid (MFA) course aims to provide seafarers with the relevant knowledge and skills to provide medical first aid on board a vessel, in accordance with Regulation V1/4 of the annex to the STCW convention and section A-V1/4 (1-3) of the STCW code.

The MFA is a very practical course, combining essential theory with hands-on practice through a mix of practice-specific equipment and realistic scenarios.

The STCW Proficiency in Medical First Aid Course Content:

  • 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
  • Automated External Defibrillator

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

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.


Local Accommodation

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

STCW Proficiency in Medical First Aid

26th – 30th June 2023, 18th – 21st July 2023, 29th August – 1st September 2023, 25th – 28th September 2023, 16th – 19th October 2023, 20th – 23rd November 2023


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This course contains some exercises that are physically demanding. Any candidate unsure of their fitness for such activities should consult their doctor.