STCW Elementary First Aid


Course Code: OE1EC27


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

Next course dates

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
27/02/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £190Enquire  
23/04/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £190Enquire  
25/06/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £190Enquire  
02/07/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £190Enquire  
09/07/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £190Enquire  
16/07/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £190Enquire  
19/11/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £210Enquire  
03/12/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £210Enquire  

Course Overview

Gain basic first aid proficiency for use at sea with the STCW Elementary First Aid (EFA) course. Learn about the immediate action you would need to take upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency on board ship. Assessment is carried out via direct observation, oral questioning and simulated scenarios.   

Important course information

To comply with STCW Maritime and Coastguard Agency regulations, all delegates attending Merchant Navy courses must provide a seaman’s discharge book, passport or driving licence when attending the centre. Failure to comply with this requirement will lead to a delay in the issue of your certificate.   

Validity of certificate

5 years.

Medical declaration

Attention is drawn to the fact that parts of the course are of a physical nature. You will be required to complete a medical declaration when you attend your course.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Career Options and Progression

Completion of the STCW Elementary First Aid course and the wider Basic Training for Seafarers package is essential for those working in the maritime industry.

Assessment Methods

The course covers the following topics:  

  • Casualty Positioning   
  • Resuscitation Techniques   
  • Control of Bleeding   
  • Basic Shock Management   
  • Improvised Bandages   
  • Use of Materials in a First Aid Kit   

Teaching and Learning Methods

The Elementary First Aid is a class-based 1-day course with interactive exercises. 

Industry Placement and Field Trips

This course has no industry placement and no field trips.  

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

There are no additional costs. The majority of the course is of a hands-on practical nature, with a smart/casual dress code.

You will also need to bring writing materials and photographic proof of your identity, such as a passport or UK driving licence (compulsory to attend the course).

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: N/A

Terms and Conditions

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