Proficiency in Elementary First Aid

This course covers the mandatory training requirements for the issue of a Certificate of Proficiency in Elementary First Aid as set out in Regulation VI/1 Section A-VI/1 Para. & 2.2, Table A-VI/1-3 of the STCW 1978, as amended.

On successful completion of this course, the participants will acquire the necessary knowledge, understanding and proficiency to apply immediate First Aid when required in a medical emergency.

Course Intake Limitations

Maximum 30 students per course.


All training and instructions will be delivered by properly qualified lecturers who have the qualifications specified in MSN 25/2016 issued by the Director General of Merchant Shipping, Merchant Shipping Secretariat, Sri Lanka.

Course Type

Full Time

Course Commencement Dates

3 courses per month (as per monthly schedule)


2 ½ days (commencing on Mondays 09.00 hrs and Wednesdays 13.00 hrs)

Entry Requirements

Participants for this course shall be:

  • Persons who have completed an approved training programme as a Cadet or Rating
  • Ratings who have approved shore experience, upon approval from the Shipping Office
  • Not less than 18 years at the time of commencement of the training programme
  • Service personnel who have a letter of approval from the Shipping Office

All participants should have a valid medical certificate issued in accordance with STCW Reg. 1/9, Section A-1/9.