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 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, 19.1KB, 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 which gives the MCAs acceptance for those applying for their First UK CoC, as well as those Revalidating or applying for Subsequent UK CoCs.

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Published 11 July 2014
Last updated 14 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated - Designated Security Duties, Security Awareness, Ships Security Officer

  2. Removed Red Ensign Limited as an ATP

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

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

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

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

  7. Training centres for Ships Operating in Polar Waters added

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

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

  10. Updated the attachements for some courses.

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

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

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

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

  75. Fast Rescue Boats Training Provider List updated

  76. Updated the Up-PSCRB & FRB ATP pages

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  78. MCA/MNTB Tanker Fire Fighting added.

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

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