MCA - 1 Foundation Oil Spill Training

What is special about this course?

This course is designed for anyone starting a job in a port or similar workspace.  It’s a mainly classroom based course with some practical elements and will introduce you to preparedness and response requirements for marine oil spills within a port or harbour environment. 

The course will cover

  • Spill Introduction
  • Contingency Plan
  • Spill Evaluation
  • Safety Issues
  • Sorbent Materials
  • Waste Management
  • Environmental
  • Spill Management

How will I study my course?

  • Short course

The course will be delivered by our expert trainers at UHI West Highland, Fort William campus.

How long will my course last?

1 Day

How will I be assessed?

    You will receive MCA-1 Foundation Oil Spill certificate at the end of the course.

Where can I study my course?

    • Fort William

Start date

Two courses available for 2022

  • Tuesday 6th September
  • Wednesday 7th September


Most students have their course fees paid as this is a full time course. Please read our Fees & Funding information pages for more information regarding residency, previous study and bursary rates. Please contact if you have any further questions.

Rest of UK students : For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), with a term-time address in Scotland, studying full time, the course fee is £5,800.

Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing.

If you are under 18, you are entitled to have essential equipment paid for whether you are entitled to Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) or not. However you must complete an application even if you know that you're not entitled to EMA.

If you are 18 and over and are eligible for a bursary, these costs will be met through your bursary. If you are not eligible for a bursary, you will need to fund these items yourself.


Funding may be available towards the cost of this course – please get in touch with us to discuss further.

What can I do on completion of my course?

UHI West Highland provides a range of professional development and training courses for businesses throughout the Highlands. Please get in touch if you would like to work with us to schedule courses that would be helpful for your career or your business.

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