Elementary First Aid

This course will give seafarers’ basic knowledge of the immediate response to give when faced with medical emergencies or accidents whilst at sea.

  • STCW
  • Block delivery
  • 1 Days
  • Start TBD

About this course

During the theory and practical course, delegates will understand what to do in case of an accident or medical emergency on board a vessel and how to apply elementary first aid techniques.
The course will cover the following topics:
  • Dealing with an accident/emergency on-board
  • Administering first aid
  • CPR
  • Dealing with shock
  • Wounds & bleeding
  • Burns & scalds
  • Positioning a casualty
  • Rescue & transportation techniques
The course will include videos, group discussions, sling application, physical demonstration of choking assistance, CPR, recovery position and simulated scenarios. You will utilise simulation training aids and dummy equipment as well as real first aid supplies.
To book this course please contact us directly here.



Delegates will be required to complete a short exam and complete the practical exercises in order to be issued with an MCA approved STCW Elementary First Aid; Regulation VI/1, paragraph 1 and section A-VI/1, paragraph 2.1.3 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended.


  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • This course does require physical work that is carried out on the floor so anyone with injuries that prevent them from doing so will be unable to complete the course and will have to re-book once they are fit and well.


For more information on course prices please refer to the MSA Gibraltar website via the below button:
MSA Gibraltar
The University cannot guarantee places on this course which may be limited due to class size and in order to ensure quality of teaching. The course will be delivered subject to minimum numbers being met.


Please read our Terms & Conditions. Our Code of Practice on Recruitment, Selection and Admission can be found here.
Please enquire for further information on course dates.