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Course details

  • MCA Refresher
Learning Type Distance Learning
Duration 2 Half Days
Price from £484 £557
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Training Courses Distance Learning

MCA Level 3/3P - 5/5P Refresher

  • MCA Refresher

Renew your proficiency in oil spill response from the comfort of your own space with our comprehensive distance learning program. This course is designed for individuals seeking revalidation of MCA 3/3P - 5/5P certifications, covering all aspects of oil spill response.

  • OSRL is a Nautical Institute accredited training provider

Our distance learning approach utilises modern technology to deliver an engaging and informative experience. Through a realistic incident scenario, you'll refresh and develop your ability to develop a spill response strategy and communicate with relevant government agencies, all while having the flexibility to study in your own environment.

Interactive Learning Platform

Join a virtual classroom where you can interact with instructors and fellow participants. Through discussions, multimedia presentations, and online activities, we simulate the face-to-face learning experience, ensuring you receive the same level of depth and engagement.

Certification Revalidation

For those with soon-to-expire MCA 3/3P, 4/4P, or 5/5P certificate, this course offers revalidation for an additional three years (36 months from the date of the refresher course).

Flexible Learning Schedule

Take control of your learning schedule. Whether you're a busy professional or someone looking for flexibility, our distance learning program allows you to balance your training with other commitments.

Comprehensive Refresh

This course refreshes all standards of MCA Level 3/3P - 5/5P. The distance learning format leverages technology to deliver a rich learning experience, ensuring you are well-prepared for oil spill response challenges.

Enrol now to renew your certification and enhance your proficiency in oil spill response through our dynamic and flexible distance learning program.

To allow for a positive learning experience, this distance learning course will be delivered over two consecutive days, with a 4.5-hour session each day. 

Is This Course Right For Me?

This comprehensive refresher training course provides you with revalidation of MCA Level 3/3P, 4/4P and 5/5P certifications.

Refresher training must be completed within 3 months of the original certificate expiry date. Full recertification will be required if a refresher course is not taken within the stated timeframe.

This course will provide you with any changes in MCA, UK legislation or IMO conventions and protocols. It will also update you on any new developments in spill response technology and allow you the opportunity to participate in a response exercise.

This course is designed for those working in UK Ports and Harbours, such as:

  • Company Supervisors, Jetty Personnel, and Operational staff in the role of First Responders.
  • Supervisors, Managers, Harbour Masters/Assistants in the Incident Management Team.
  • Harbour Masters, Chief Executives, Senior Government Officers, and Port Captains as executive decision-makers.
What Will I Learn On This Course?

This training course comprises a one-day exercise starting from the initial spill notification through to the production of an Incident Action Plan (IAP), for both offshore and shoreline response.

Refreshing your knowledge of UK-specific reporting requirements, this course will refresh your understanding of the role of the Secretary of State's Representative (SOSREP) for Maritime Salvage and Intervention, the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) and how they interface with your company and other agencies. 

You will gain knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Notifications and reporting requirements
  • SOSREP and MCA in the UK Response Structure
  • Causes and fates of oil
  • Oil quantification and modelling and tracking of oil
  • Different response techniques
  • Media management
  • Waste management
  • Spill termination and demobilisation of resources.
Course Programme

During this course, you will cover the following topics:

  • UKCS Notification and Regulatory Bodies
  • Causes and fates of marine oil spills
  • Surveillance and quantification of oil
  • Offshore response options
  • Shoreline response
  • Waste Management and spill termination
  • Media management
  • Tabletop exercise scenario

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Limited Spaces Available
Date 12 September 2024 - 13 September 2024
Location Remote
Learning Type Distance Learning
Price £484 pp. £557 pp.

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