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About this course

Following the government’s guidance, from 4 April we will not be requiring delegates to undertake any testing before attending their course. However, it is strongly recommended that face coverings are worn when in enclosed spaces and where social distancing is not possible. There may also be some courses which still require additional PPE - this will be provided as appropriate.

While the requirement for testing has been relaxed, we ask that students/delegates only attend their course if they are fully well to do so - this is to ensure that fellow students/delegates and staff are protected and courses can continue to run.

If you have any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at warsash.admissions@solent.ac.uk.

This five-day course is for seafarers designated to take charge of medical care on board ship and for those requiring certificates of competency.  

The course is a mixture of classroom theory sessions and practical exercises with self-study for preparation for the next day. 

You must be conversant with current first aid practices before taking this course. For those who have not had recent first aid training, we recommend undertaking some additional personal study to achieve this standard.

Prerequisites

  • You must hold either a Proficiency in Medical First Aid certificate or a Proficiency in Medical Care certificate, or its update.
  • You must be over the age of 16.

You must be able to provide documentary evidence of meeting these prerequisites.

What you'll learn

On completion you will have knowledge of medical stores and equipment on board to be able to: 

  • understand how to participate in the coordinated provision of medical care to a person on board, 
  • assess and provide care to an ill person on board, and 
  • assess and provide care to an injured casualty on board. 

Officers applying for a chief mate/master CoC for the first time must hold a Proficiency in Medical Care certificate not older than five years. This course can be undertaken to update an existing Proficiency in Medical Care certificate.

Please see our Covid-19 statement and guidance for those attending maritime training and certification courses and exams at Warsash Maritime School and Solent University.

Course Information

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  • Prerequisites

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Course availability

Please contact admissions for course availability and to book.

Contact us

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

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 warsash.admissions@solent.ac.uk.

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Normal office hours are (UK time):

08.30 - 17.00 Monday to Thursday
08.30 - 16.30 Friday

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