First Aid - Elementary (STCW) Certificate

What is special about this course?

This course is an introduction to First Aid techniques. The course is delivered by an approved certificated instructor and complies with the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) and Sea Fish Industry Authority (SEAFISH) requirements for the issue of their certificates.

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, e.g., fish farming, agriculture, etc.

Entry requirements

  • No past experience or formal qualifications are required.

Contents include -

  • 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, scals and electric currents
  • Fractures
  • Rescue and transportation of casualty.

How will I study my course?

  • Short course

How long will my course last?


Short course - 1 day, 9.00am-5.00pm

Where can I study my course?

    • Lews Castle College, UHI, Stornoway
    • Colaisde Bheinn na Faoghla (Benbecula)

Start date

next available start dates are:

03 September 2021

22 October 2021

21 January 2022

Please contact Admissions at Lews Castle College UHI for more information.


Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Assist qualifying for Higher Education
  • Achieve career goals

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for First Aid - Elementary (STCW) Certificate

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01851 770 000

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Lews Castle College UHI. Lews Castle 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.