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 11th December 2018
  • Tuesday 8th January 2019
  • Tuesday 22nd January 2019
  • Tuesday 5th February 2019
  • Tuesday 19th February 2019
  • Tuesday 5th March 2019
  • Tuesday 19th March 2019
  • Tuesday 2nd April 2019
  • Tuesday 16th April 2019
  • Tuesday 7th May 2019
  • Tuesday 21st May 2019
  • Tuesday 4th June 2019
  • Tuesday 18th June 2019
  • Tuesday 2nd July 2019
  • Tuesday 16th July 2019
  • Tuesday 6th August 2019
  • Tuesday 20th August 2019
  • Tuesday 3rd September 2019
  • Tuesday 17th September 2019
  • Tuesday 8th October 2019
  • Tuesday 22nd October 2019
  • Tuesday 5th November 2019
  • Tuesday 19th November 2019
  • Tuesday 3rd December 2019
  • Tuesday 17th December 2019

Personal Survival 


  • Thursday 13th December 2018
  • Thursday 10th January 2019
  • Thursday 24th January 2019
  • Thursday 7th February 2019
  • Thursday 21st February 2019
  • Thursday 7th March 2019
  • Thursday 21st March 2019
  • Thursday 4th April 2019
  • Thursday 18th April 2019
  • Thursday 9th May 2019
  • Thursday 23rd May 2019
  • Thursday 6th June 2019
  • Thursday 20th June 2019
  • Thursday 4th July 2019
  • Thursday 18th July 2019
  • Thursday 8th August 2019
  • Thursday 22nd August 2019
  • Thursday 5th September 2019
  • Thursday 19th September 2019
  • Thursday 10th October 2019
  • Thursday 24th October 2019
  • Thursday 7th November 2019
  • Thursday 21st November 2019
  • Thursday 5th December 2019
  • Thursday 19th December 2019

Elementary First Aid


  • Friday 14th December 2018
  • Friday 11th January 2019
  • Friday 25th January 2019
  • Friday 8th February 2019
  • Friday 22nd February 2019
  • Friday 8th March 2019
  • Friday 22nd March 2019
  • Friday 5th April 2019
  • Friday 19th April 2019
  • Friday 10th May 2019
  • Friday 24th May 2019
  • Friday 7th June 2019
  • Friday 21st June 2019
  • Friday 5th July 2019
  • Friday 19th July 2019
  • Friday 9th August 2019
  • Friday 23rd August 2019
  • Friday 6th September 2019
  • Friday 20th September 2019
  • Friday 11th October 2019
  • Friday 25 October 2019
  • Friday 8th November 2019
  • Friday 22 November 2019
  • Friday 6th December 2019
  • Friday 20th December 2019

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 2013 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. Those who wish to add a commercial endorsement or maintain a commercial endorsement on a RYA Yachtmaster Certificate must ensure that their first aid certificate remains in date at all times; for the STCW Elementary First Aid it is valid for five years from issue and the RYA First Aid certificate is valid for three years from issue. Only RYA or MCA STCW certificates are now accepted for commercial use on RYA Commercial Certificates. Don't get caught out being non-complient. The one day Elementary First Aid course can be added on as an extra day upgrade to your package on the final Friday.

How to book:

Reserve your place for 24 hours by email or call our team in our Gibraltar reception on either number Gibraltar landline 00350 200 50202 or our UK Mobile 0044 7872 223325 which is also set up for Viber and WhatsApp messaging services. We will then send you a booking email with full details of the variety of payment options including online card payment and bank transfers in GBP, EURO, USD and CAD, this includes also the full terms and conditions of booking. Receipt of full payment confirms your course place.

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