Guidance

MCA approved training providers (ATP)

How to find MCA approved training providers for STCW short course and ancillary training.

Training centres providing STCW basic training:

Training centres providing STCW advanced training:

Please note we no longer accept STCW Advanced Training completed under the authority of India or Pakistan towards the issue of the first UK CoC. Please see section 5 of MIN 535 Amendment 1 for more information.

The MCA previously released an update on the Acceptance of Advanced Training from India and Pakistan from 01/01/2017 - 01/02/2018 (PDF, 19.1 KB, 1 page)

Training centres providing STCW tanker training:

Training centres for other training:

Training centres providing updating STCW training (refresher):

Training centres for STCW security training:

Training centres for Ships using Fuels covered within the IGF Code:

Training centres for Ships Operating in Polar Waters:

Other maritime administrations

The MCA accepts some STCW short courses from other maritime administrations. For more information on this, please see section 5 of MIN 535 Amendment 1 which gives the MCAs acceptance for those applying for their First UK CoC, as well as those Revalidating or applying for Subsequent UK CoCs.

For further information please send an email to:

stc.courses@mcga.gov.uk

Published 11 July 2014
Last updated 14 September 2023 + show all updates
  1. All 40 PDFs updated

  2. AFF and UAFF file has been updated

  3. Updated Training Centres list for ECDIS, Medical Care, Medical First Aid, Survival Craft and Rescue Boats, Updated Advanced Fire Fighting and Updated Survival Craft and Rescue Boats

  4. Updated list of MCA approved training providers for 19 courses: AEC1, AFF, DSD, EDH, EFA, FPFF, FRB, MC, MFA, PSCRB, PSSR, PST, SA, UAFF, UFPFF, UFRB, UMC, UPSCRB, UPST

  5. Updated list of MCA approved training providers for: Advanced Oil, Advanced Chemical, Advanced Gas, ECDIS, HV(O), HV(M), HELM(O), HELM(M), MFA, MC, UPSCRB, UAFF

  6. Updated list of MCA approved training providers for all courses

  7. PST and UMC files been updated

  8. Updated: AEC I AEC II

  9. CMHB has been updated

  10. MCA Approved Training Providers for DSD and SSO have been updated.

  11. Updated the following training provider lists for: Personal Survival Techniques High Voltage Operational (O) Updating Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting MCA/MNTB Tanker Fire Fighting Basic Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters

  12. Updated list for Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

  13. Updates provided for the following: Advanced Oil Tanker Training Course Advanced Chemical Tanker Training Course Advanced Gas Tanker Training Course Basic Oil and Chemical Tanker Training Course Basic Gas Tanker Training Course Security Awareness Designated Security Duties Ship Security Officer Crisis Management & Human Behaviour

  14. Updated list of MCA approved training providers for: AFF, UAFF & UPST

  15. Updated list of MCA approved training providers for: EFA, FPFF, PSSR & PST

  16. Updated list of MCA approved training providers for: AFF and updated AFF

  17. EFA and PST approved training providers have been updated. PSCRB-Restricted approved training provider has been added.

  18. Updated approved training centre lists for 3 courses

  19. Multiple files updated, Advanced Training for Ships in Polar Waters added.

  20. Multiple files updated, 3 new files uploaded: Advanced Training for Ships in Polar Waters Basic Oil Chemical and Liquified Gas (Certificate of Proficiency) Basic Oil Chemical and Liquified Gas (Certificate of Training)

  21. July update to most Approved Training Provider lists.

  22. Updated approved training centre lists for many courses.

  23. 9 ATP pages updated (Petans Ltd email address)

  24. Updated following ATPs: Basic Oil+Chemical; Basic Gas; Updated Medical Care; SA, DSD; SSO. Added CSO

  25. Updated: Training on Ships Using Fuel Subject to the IGF Code

  26. Updated to January 2022 versions of the lists.

  27. Updated: AEC1 AEC2 Basic Gas Tanker Training Designated Security Duties Elementary First Aid Efficient Deck Hand HELM-O Personal Survival Techniques Training on Ships Operating in Polar Waters Training on Ships Using Fuel Subject to the IGF Code

  28. 10 MCA ATPs updated (EFA, PSSR, FPFF, PST, UFPFF, UPST, MFA, SA, DSD, SSO)

  29. Updated: AFF, UAFF, FPFF, UFPFF

  30. Updated EFA, MFA and PST

  31. Updated Approved Training Provider lists.

  32. Updated ATP: AFF, EFA, FPFF, PSSR, PST, UFPFF, UPST.

  33. Updated 3 x Advanced Tankers, ECDIS, DSD, SSO, Security Awareness and Crisis Management

  34. Updated - Designated Security Duties, Security Awareness, Ships Security Officer

  35. Removed Red Ensign Limited as an ATP

  36. Updated 4 ATPs: Designated Security Duties; Security Awareness; Ships Security Officer; Updated/Refresher Advanced Fire Fighting

  37. Added BML Fire Safety and BML Personal Survival & Water Safety

  38. Updated PSSR, Security Awareness and Crisis Management & Human Behaviour

  39. Updated High Voltage (Operational) and (Management)

  40. Training centres for Ships Operating in Polar Waters added

  41. Updated AEC 1, EDH, HELM(O), HELM(M), SSO

  42. Updated MCA Approved Training Providers for HELM(M) and HELM(O) added

  43. Updated the attachements for some courses.

  44. Updated HELM ATPs

  45. AEC 2 atp page updated.

  46. Updated several pages

  47. Updated Training Center lists.

  48. Updated training lists

  49. Updated PST and EFA.

  50. Updated list for EFA and PST

  51. Updated and added new ATP Pages

  52. Updated ATP Pages

  53. Updated PST and AEC2 Lists

  54. Updated ATP pages

  55. Updated ATP Pages for several courses.

  56. Updated Basic Oil/Chem and IGF course lists

  57. Updated AEC (Part 1)

  58. ATP files have been updated

  59. ATP files have been updated

  60. New ATP Pages uploaded for DSD, EDH, HELMO, IGF, SSO, AFF, EFA, FPFF, PST and PSCRB.

  61. ATP files updated

  62. ATP files have been updated.

  63. Updated HV Operational

  64. Updated HELM M, HELM O

  65. Updated Chemical Tankers Course

  66. And Updated Medical Care atp list updated.

  67. Medical Care list updated

  68. ATP files updated

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  71. FPFF file updated

  72. ATP files updated

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  75. ATP files updated, IGF added to ATP

  76. atp file update

  77. ATP Files have been updated

  78. Medical care file has been updated

  79. Re-added the information regarding acceptance of certain certificates from 01/01/2017-01/02/2018

  80. ATP pages updated

  81. Updated PSA, DSD and SSO. Also added a section regarding acceptance of Advanced Courses from India and Pakistan.

  82. Removed the updated regarding India and Pakistan Approved Certificated for applicaitons prior to 01/02/2018 as this date has now been reached.

  83. ATP files have been updated.

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  86. ATP files have been updated

  87. ATP Pages updated

  88. ATP updated files

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  90. ATP Files updated

  91. Updated 'Personal Survival Techniques' List

  92. Updated Training Providers

  93. Updated Adv Gas Training, ECDIS, EDH,

  94. Approved Centre Lists updated

  95. ATP files updated.

  96. ATP file updated for advanced gas tanker training

  97. ATP files updated.

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  100. Updated Aroved Training Provider lists.

  101. ATP files updated.

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  103. Updated the training provider lists.

  104. Updated Training Centre lists

  105. Added a statement on the acceptance of MCA courses by Port State Control Officers outside of the UK

  106. Updated Training Centre lists.

  107. Updated ATP list and added update on acceptance of Indian and Pakistani Certificates of Proficiency.

  108. Fast Rescue Boats Training Provider List updated

  109. Updated the Up-PSCRB & FRB ATP pages

  110. Updated Training Providers

  111. MCA/MNTB Tanker Fire Fighting added.

  112. Updated the other maritime administrations section to link to MIN 520

  113. Advanced Gas Tanker Training Providers Updated.

  114. Approved Training Provider Lists Updated.

  115. Updated training provider lists

  116. Updating training providers

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