Overview top

This 3 day STCW Medical Care On board Ship Refresher is an intensive course which allows those who have completed their Medical Care On board Ship course to update their skills and knowledge.

The aim of the course is to give masters and other persons designated to take charge of medical care on UK- flag vessels who are required to undertake updating training in Proficiency in Medical Care on Board Ship every five years, the training set out in Table A-VI/4-2.

Entry Requirements top

Learners who are undertaking this training:-

  • Must have received approved or recognised training in Proficiency in Medical Care On-board Ship, (in accordance with Section A-V1/4-2 of the STCW code) or hold a certificate of Updated Proficiency in Medical Care On-board Ship. 
  • Learners must be fit and able to complete all aspects of practical exercises.
  • A valid Passport for proof of identity. British citizens who do not have a valid passport may provide a UK photo driving Government issued photo identity document.


Assessment top

During the course the learner will be continually assessed, with a written paper at the end of each day on the topics covered.

Professional Opportunities top

Please note that any STCW training does not provide direct employment opportunities within the Merchant Navy sector. The training provided on this course is to supplement your existing skills and experience and hence enable you to meet the safety requirements. You are advised to review the range of employment opportunities available for a match with your current skill set.

Further Information top

Further information:

NOTE - If you are looking for the entry level STCW Medical Care on Board Ship course, please click the link provided.


Please note: If you require a Student Visitor Visa to attend any course at Tyne Coast College. Could you please contact the Marine Booking office on tel: 0191 4273772 or email: MarineBooking@tynecoast.ac.uk to book your place and also arrange your Visa letter. The College accepts no responsibility if you book your place online but have not obtained a Student Visitor Visa resulting in non-attendance. Refunds will not be given in this instance.


Dates & Fees top

For dates after 1st August 2021, please follow  the link above to the Online Booking System.

Dates & Fees

Contact us for current course dates and fees.