Proficiency in Medical Care (STCW)

About this course

 This five-day course is for seafarers designated to take charge of medical care on board ship and for those requiring certificates of competency. On completion students will have sufficient knowledge of medical stores and equipment on board to be able to achieve the learning outcomes which are:

  • Outcome 1: The learner understands how to participate in the coordinated provision of medical care to a person on board.
  • Outcome 2: The learner is able to assess and provide care to an ill person on board
  • Outcome 3: The learner is able to assess and provide care to an injured casualty on board

Officers applying for chief mates / master CoC for the first time must hold a Proficiency in Medical Care certificate not older than five years.

For further information please read Guidance notes on Proficiency in Medical Care training.

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Student testimonial

"Thanks for a great course. Will definitely recommend it to my colleagues." October 2016

"Really enjoyable and I have already started implementing on board a few pieces learnt." September 2016

"A thoroughly enjoyable course taught by very knowledgeable people. It has been a privilege to be taught by professionals." September 2016

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Please be aware that online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure that you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email


Course availability and booking

Date Places Fee Book
Monday 5 March 2018 Yes £750 Book
Monday 19 March 2018 Yes £750 Book
Monday 9 April 2018 No £750 Enquire
Monday 23 April 2018 Yes £750 Book
Monday 30 April 2018 Yes £750 Book
Monday 14 May 2018 Yes £750 Book
Monday 4 June 2018 Yes £750 Book
Monday 25 June 2018 Yes £750 Book
Monday 9 July 2018 Yes £750 Book
Monday 30 July 2018 Yes £750 Book

Course information

Next available date

Monday 5 March 2018


5 Days




MCA to STCW 95 A-VI/4-2


Short answer question papers and assessment of competence in practical skills

Teaching methods

A mixture of theory and practical sessions - students are required to undertake some study outside of classroom hours.


  • Proof of prerequisites is required for inspection at course commencement
  • Aged 16 years and over.
  • A Proficiency in Medical First Aid On Board certificate, or a Proficiency in Medical Care On Board certificate or its update.