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

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 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

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.


Course availability and booking

Date Places Fee Book
Yes Enquire
Monday 30 September 2019 Yes £750 Book
Monday 14 October 2019 Yes £750 Book
Monday 4 November 2019 Yes £750 Book
Monday 18 November 2019 Yes £750 Book
Monday 9 December 2019 Yes £750 Book
Monday 6 January 2020 Yes £750 Book
Monday 20 January 2020 Yes £750 Book
Monday 3 February 2020 Yes £750 Book
Monday 17 February 2020 Yes £750 Book
Monday 2 March 2020 Yes £750 Book
Monday 16 March 2020 Yes £750 Book
Monday 30 March 2020 Yes £750 Book
Monday 20 April 2020 Yes £750 Book
Monday 18 May 2020 Yes £750 Book
Monday 8 June 2020 Yes £750 Book
Monday 29 June 2020 Yes £750 Book
Monday 20 July 2020 Yes £750 Book

Course information

Next available date

Monday 30 September 2019


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.

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