MCA STCW Update Course 

Our update courses run on set dates and require 100% attendance. 

The full update course duration for the mandatory STCW Basic Safety Training elements requiring updating is three days with Allabroad Maritime Academy. A fourth day can be added to meet the separate requirements for updating of First Aid certification for under EU member state flagged vessels legislation. For more details about why updating was introduced and when you may find it helpful to read this blog post on our website 

The STCW Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting element requires that you have remained competent at wearing breathing apparatus and taken part in regular fire drills onboard ship, this should be documented officially. Our updating course is over the two days to give those who have not met these workplace requirements a greater grounding on which to succeed on the Wednesday's hot drill day. Thursday is the STCW Personal Survival Techniques and once again it is a full day to give you the background of survival at sea before taking to the pool for the life raft wet drills in immersion suits and life jackets. 

When attending update or first time training your time with us is classed as active service time as per the Marine Labour Convention. You are not to be on active duty or on call duty ten hours before the start of the course and for ten hours after the end of the course. This is for your own safety, the safety of the other  delegates and lectures and the safety of your workplace colleges too. 

Allabroad STCW Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
Allabroad STCW Personal Survival Techniques
Allabroad STCW Elementary First Aid

Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting

Tuesday & Wednesday 

  • Tuesday 29th August 2017
  • Tuesday 12th September 2017
  • Tuesday 26th September 2017
  • Tuesday 10th October 2017
  • Tuesday 24th October 2017
  • Tuesday 7th November 2017
  • Tuesday 21st November 2017
  • Tuesday 5th December 2017

Personal Survival 


  • Thursday 31st August 2017
  • Thursday 14th September 2017
  • Thursday 28th September 2017
  • Thursday 12th October 2017
  • Thursday 26th October 2017
  • Thursday 9th November 2017
  • Thursday 23rd November 2017
  • Thursday 7th December 2017


Elementary First Aid


  • Friday 1st September 2017
  • Friday 15th September 2017
  • Friday 29th September 2017
  • Friday 13th October 2017
  • Friday 27th October 2017
  • Friday 10th November 2017
  • Friday 24th November 2017
  • Friday 8th December 2017

Three Day Option £550 (Fire + Survival)

This three day refresher course is mandatory within every 5 years in order to keep your STCW Basic Training Certification valid. Your current STCW certificates MUST be issued within five years in order to be valid as per the January 2017 enforcement of the Manilla amendments. All certificates issued in 2012 are now due for renewal this year along with all certificates issued prior to this year. The 3 day course always starts on a Tuesday morning, see dates above.

Four Day Option £670 (Fire + Survival + First Aid)

Although not a requirement under the Manilla amendments many employers require you to also renew your Elementary First Aid or hold a higher level in date first aid certificate as per EU member state flagged vessel rules. The one day Elementary First Aid course can be added on as an extra day upgrade to your package on the final Friday.


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