MCA Elementary First Aid (EFA STCW)
What is special about this course?
This course follows the Marine and Coastguard Agency (MCA) required standards of training and syllabus.
It is an introduction to first aid techniques. This basic training is a pre-requisite for persons seeking employment in the marine industry. Equally, the course can be applied to personnel engaged in other industries, such as fish farming and agriculture.
The course is delivered by an approved instructor and complies with the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) and Sea Fish Industry Authority (SEAFISH) requirements.
No formal entry requirements
- Introduction to First Aid
- Shock: Signs and Symptoms
- Action at an Emergency
- The unconscious casualty
- Effects of extreme temperature
- Management of shock
- Control of bleeding
- Burns, scalds and electric currents
- Rescue and transportation of casualty
How will I study my course?
How long will my course last?1 Day
One day (8 hours). A combination of theory and practical application.
This course can be scheduled in any of our ten college centres depending on numbers. Call your local college centre for up to date information and to register your interest.
Where can I study my course?
- Fort William
Please note, UHI West Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.
Call your local college centre for up to date information and to express your interest.
£100.00 Certificate from Marine and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
A Fee Waiver or funding of up to £200 could be available to help with payment of course fees, depending on your personal circumstances.
This support will be available for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. To be eligible, you must have income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on certain benefits.
You will also not be undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.
Please contact your local college centre for more information about eligibility, or call us on 01397 874000.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Other MCA courses such as: Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR) (STCW) and Personal Survival Techniques (PST STCW).
Is there more information available online?
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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI West Highland. Please note, UHI West Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study. UHI West Highland operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.