Covid 19

Dear Customer
You will all be aware that Covid 19 is a 1918 Spanish Flu like epidemic. It can be fatal to all age groups if caught. It is transmitted by coughing or sneezing and is particularly dangerous to those over 60 and those people with underlying health conditions.
We are constantly listening carefully to the latest Government advice regarding this viral outbreak. This states that it is particularly important, that anyone showing symptoms of fever or a constant dry cough, no matter how mild, should self-isolate (including family – if any) for 7 days and refrain from social or official contact. This includes not attending any courses booked with us or any other external activity involving proximity to other people. Additionally, and in any case, close social contact, which many of our course require, is advised against.
Our duty at Western Maritime Training Ltd is to ensure that you (or your employees) and our staff attend training events that are as safe as possible within the latest official guideline’s enforcements to date.
Accordingly, and in order that we all remain as safe as possible, we are mothballing our services until Government advice changes. Covid 19 is such a generic threat to the population that running face to face training is not an acceptable risk. Colleges and Universities are taking similar action.
With immediate effect our payment portals are now closed, and no further bookings will be taken. Customers already booked to courses will be offered alternative dates as soon as the situation becomes clearer. We will still be able to offer career and qualifications advice over the telephone. Please be aware that this may be limited access to this facility at times. You will be able to leave telephone messages if we are unable to talk to you immediately.
We regret having to take this action, we have operated under the same ownership and management for 24 years continuously, providing first class and value-for-money training and education. However, the safety of you and us and all our loved ones is paramount.
We look forward to being of service to you again soon.

STCW – Proficiency in Medical First Aid

The Proficiency in Medical First Aid course is designed for seafarers who are designated to provide medical first aid on board ship in accordance with STCW A-V1/4 (1-3).

The course provides knowledge of giving first aid safely at sea, and contains both theoretical and practical elements to build capability and confidence.

It covers subjects including medical emergencies, resuscitation, poisons, temperature extremes, wounds and bleeding, head injuries, fractures, dislocations, and spinal injuries, among other subjects.

In commercial terms this qualification is aimed at those responsible for providing first aid on vessels venturing up to 150 miles from a safe haven. It is also useful for those that might be considering blue water cruising. 

Pre- Course Requirements

Candidates must be over 18 and have already completed the STCW95 Elementary First Aid course.

All candidates must have a basic level of fitness in order complete the practical first aid exercises.

Course Content

  • Medical emergencies
  • Communication, equipment & information
  • Resuscitation
  • Scene Management and care of the casualty
  • Casualty handling and the unconscious casualty, transportation techniques
  • Shock – Bleeding, wounds and injuries
  • Burns
  • Head injuries, fractures & dislocation
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Poisoning, effects/ treatments/pharmacology
  • Temperature extremes
  • Serious illnesses
  • Heart attacks

Course Delivery

Classroom teaching is backed by practical sessions to consolidate the information delivered in the course.

Assessment and Certification

Assessment is by practical and written exam on the final day of the course.

Successful candidates will receive the Proficiency in Medical First Aid STCW A-VI/4, (paragraphs 1 -3) certificate.


To book, select the course you want below and click 'Book Now' on the event page. 

Proficiency in Medical First Aid Course Dates

There are currently no scheduled dates for this course. if you would like further information about the course or to discuss future course dates then please phone us on 01752 770589

Medical First Aid

Course Cost

Course Fee (Inc. VAT) £650.00


Course Duration

4 Days - 0900 - 1600

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