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.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements

  • Introduction to First Aid
  • Shock: Signs and Symptoms
  • Action at an Emergency
  • The unconscious casualty
  • Effects of extreme temperature
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite
  • Management of shock
  • Control of bleeding
  • Burns, scalds and electric currents
  • Fractures
  • Rescue and transportation of casualty

How will I study my course?

    How long will my course last?

    1 Days

    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?

      • Auchtertyre
      • Broadford
      • Fort William
      • Gairloch
      • Kilchoan
      • Kinlochleven
      • Mallaig
      • Portree
      • Strontian
      • Ullapool

    Start date

    Call your local college centre for up to date information and to express your interest.


    £100.00 Certificate from Marine and Coastguard Agency (MCA)


    If you already have a Skills Development Scotland Individual Learning Account (ILA) then you can enrol on a course until 30 June 2017 as long as the course commences no later than 30 September 2017.

    From October 2017, the scheme is being refreshed. For more information on how to apply for a new Individual Training Account (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland, go to:

    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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    Apply for MCA Elementary First Aid (EFA STCW)

    To apply for this course, please contact your

    local college centre.

    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at West Highland College UHI. West Highland College 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.

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