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About this course

This highly practical four-day course is for seafarers designated to provide first aid on board ship and for those needing certificates of competency. The course will equip you with the knowledge to apply immediate first aid to an injured casualty and to a person suffering illness on board. 

What you'll learn

During the course you'll cover theory and practical aspects of how to administer first aid, including:

  • Basic life support
  • Managing incidents
  • Casualty monitoring
  • Management of chest pain
  • Management of shock, bleeding, burns and injuries
  • Management of musculo-skeletal injuries, including sprains, dislocation and fractures
  • Management of the effects of the environment, such as hypothermia and heatstroke
  • Management of medical conditions

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Proficiency in Medical First Aid certificate. 

This course also includes Automated External Defibrillation training - a separate certificate for this is issued to successful students. 

Course Information

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  • Approvals

    MCA

  • Career progression

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  • Prerequisites

    You must be at least 16 years old.

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.

Admissions Team


Normal office hours are (UK time):

08.30 - 17.00 Monday to Thursday
08.30 - 16.30 Friday