Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) Training Courses

Maritime and Coastguard Agency accredited course provider

First Aid Matters carries out a wide range of MCA training courses.

If you would like to find out more about our course prices or if you have any questions about our MCA training, please contact us.

Elementary First AidMedical First AidMedical First Aid RefresherMedical Care on Board ShipMedical Care on Board Ship Refresher

Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) – Elementary First Aid

Duration 1 day
Time 6 – 7 hours
Max. number of participants 12
Pre-Requisite It is assumed the participants will have little knowledge or experience of shipping or life at sea.

Description

This training should enable a successful participant to demonstrate that they can take immediate action upon encountering an accident or medical emergency.

Course Aims

To provide a basic knowledge of what to do when faced with an accident or medical emergency.

Objectives

Participants need to have knowledge and understanding of

  • Safety of self and casualty
  • Safe airway / recovery position
  • Bleeding / shock
  • CPR / EAV
  • Burns
  • Rescue, transporting casualty

Assessment

Will be of oral questioning to establish that the participant has an understanding of the relevant procedures and principals.

Qualification

Elementary First Aid certificate will be issued if the criteria is fulfilled for assessment.

Suitability

This course is suitable for participants who will control the medical emergency until other help is summoned from within the ship.

 

Maritime Coastguard Agency – Medical First Aid

Duration 3 days
Time 21 hours
Max. number of participants 12
Pre-Requisite Participants must be 16 years of age and have training in Elementary First Aid within the past 5 years and been to sea for 6 months.

Description

This course is intended for seafarers who are designated to provide medical first aid on board ship in accordance with;

  • Reg VI/4 Annex to the STCW Convention & Section A-VI/4
    ( 1-3 ) of the STCW Code

Course Aims

To successfully complete the criteria for practical & oral assessment.

Objectives

Participants need to have knowledge and understanding of

  • Construction & function of various parts of the body
  • Medical stores carried on ships
  • Safe use of equipment carried on ships
  • Dealing with accidents or medical emergencies
  • Principals relating to Pharmacology

Assessment

Assessment will be of oral questioning and practical demonstrations conducted by an External Assessor.

Qualification

On successful completion of assessment the participant will be issued with a Medical First Aid certificate.

 

Maritime Coastguard Agency – Medical First Aid Refresher

Duration 1 day
Time 6 – 7 hours ( no official time limit)
Max. number of participants 12
Pre-Requisite Participants will have completed the full Medical First Aid course within the last 5 years.

Description

The course is for people who have the responsibility to provide Medical First Aid on Board Ships.

Course Aims

The course is designed to update and refresh existing skills in all aspects of Medical First Aid.

Objectives

The participants will, on completion of the course have the updated knowledge & skill to;

  • Deal with accidents or medical emergencies
  • Provide effective basic life support techniques
  • Update the functions of various parts of the body
  • Have an understanding of the layout of the Ship’s Captains Medical Guide
  • Safe use of equipment carried on board

Assessment

The assessment will be ongoing throughout the course to clarify the participants have the necessary skills, knowledge, and understanding to provide effective Medical First Aid.

Qualification

Certification will be provided to confirm that the refresher training has been successfully completed.

 

Maritime Coastguard Agency – Medical Care on Board Ship

Duration 5 days
Time 35 hours
Max. number of participants 12
Pre-Requisite 21 Years of age, have a recognised Medical First Aid Certificate ( within the last 5 years ). Served at sea for a minimum of 18 months.

Description

This course is intended for seafarers who are designated to take charge of Medical Care on Board Ship.

Course Aims

The purpose of this course is to provide Medical Care to the sick and injured while they remain on board ship.

Objectives

On completion of the training the participant will have sufficient knowledge of the types of ships medical equipment and stores to be able to;

  • Diagnose medical problems on board ship
  • Provide medical care to the sick and injured while they remain on board
  • Participate in co-ordinated schemes for medical assistance to ships

Assessment

The assessment will be done orally by an external assessor who has not been involved with the training. This will assess the participant’s knowledge and understanding of the course.

Qualification

If successful the participant will be issued with a certificate which will specify that the person is proficient in Medical Care on Board Ship.

Suitability

Any master / skipper of a vessel required to carry medical stores as indicated in MSN 1726 ( M + F ) and anyone to whom he delegates the use of the medical supplies.

 

Maritime Coastguard Agency – Medical Care on Board Ship Refresher

Duration 3 days
Time 18 hours
Max. number of participants 12
Pre-Requisite Must have received a recognised Medical Care on Board Ship Certificate or Captain’s Medical Training Certificate recognised by the MCA.

Description

This training is for those who require to update their Proficiency in Medical Care certificate in accordance with;

The merchant shipping ( Training & Certification ) Regulations
1997 and part 6 of the MCA training & Certification
EC Directive 92/29 EC
Guidance MGN 96 CM

Course Aims

The purpose of this course is to update skills and knowledge to provide effective medical care to the sick and injured while they remain on board ship.

Objectives

On completion of the training the participant will have sufficient updated knowledge of the types of ships medical equipment and stores to be able to;

  • Diagnose medical problems on board ship
  • Provide medical care to the sick and injured while they remain on board
  • Participate in co-ordinated schemes for medical assistance to ships

Assessment

The assessment will be based on an open book examination and the Ships Captain’s Medical Guide.

Qualification

If successful the participant will be issued with a certificate which will specify that the person is proficient in Medical Care on Board Ship.

Suitability

Any master / skipper of a vessel required to carry medical stores as indicated in MSN 1726 ( M + F ) and anyone to whom he delegates the use of the medical supplies.