STCW Medical Care Aboard Ship

Course Code: OE1EC43

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
10/12/2018Fleetwood Nautical Campus5 Days / £555.00Enquire
25/02/2019Fleetwood Nautical Campus5 Days / £555.00Enquire
29/04/2019Fleetwood Nautical Campus5 Days / £555.00Enquire
29/07/2019Fleetwood Nautical Campus5 Days / £555.00Enquire
03/09/2019Fleetwood Nautical Campus5 Days / £555.00Enquire

Course Overview

Intended for seafarers who are designated to take charge of Medical Care on board ship, the objectives of this course are to enable you to diagnose on board, provide medical care to sick and injured on board and participate in Co-ordinated schemes for medical assistance to ships. Assessment will be made in the form of a written test, direct observation, oral questioning and by simulated scenarios.

Important Course Information:

In order 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 Certificates.

Validity of certificate:

  • Masters and any person in charge of Medical Care on a UK flag vessel will be required to undertake refresher training in Proficiency in Medical Care every 5 years.
  • Anyone holding a Ship’s Captain’s Medical certificate or a Medicare Certificate that is more than 5 years old would need to update their knowledge by either taking a full Medicare course or a refresher course.
  • Anyone applying for their Certificate of Competence will need to attend a refresher course.

If you are unsure as to the validity of your certificate please contact the MCA on 02380 329231 or email

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

Before embarking on this course you must be 16 years old and have received approved training in Medical First Aid.

Modules and Assessment

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Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of offshore training within the College are appropriately qualified to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. Our teaching staff have considerable experience of the offshore, maritime and safety industries, with knowledge relevant to the courses we offer.

Tuition Fees

Fees, Cancellation & Transfer Policy

Private delegate - tuition fees are to be paid in full at the time of booking.

All fees are strictly non-refundable except when the College cancels the course.

Company sponsored delegate

  • Companies who hold credit accounts with the College will be invoiced following delivery of the Course
  • New companies are required to pay at the time of booking for their first course; credit facilities may be available on request, following successful credit checks.

Off-Premises and Distance Contracts Only

Please refer to College Terms & Conditions.

Course Transfers

If you are unable to attend your course you may be able to transfer to another available date. All transfer requests must be received in writing by FOSC no later than 5 working days prior to the commencement date of the course. Email cancellations during the weekend period are strictly not acceptable for courses that commence on a Monday or Tuesday. Company delegates that fail to attend on the commencement date of the course and have not provided 5 working days written notice will be invoiced the full course fee. Private delegates that fail to attend and have not provided 5 working days written notice will be charged the full course fee, no course transfer date will be processed and their payment will be lost. All second transfer requests incur a £55.00 administration fee. Delegates who have made multiple transfers (3+) and fail to attend without the required prior notice in writing will be charged a relevant fee at the discretion of FOSC.

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