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Course details

  • MCA Refresher
Learning Type Face To Face
Duration 1 Day
Price from £491 £572
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MCA Level 3/3P - 5/5P Refresher

  • MCA Refresher

This course provides you with revalidation of your MCA Levels 3/3P - 5/5P certifications, covering the technical UK regulatory aspects of oil spill response.

  • OSRL is a Nautical Institute accredited training provider

In this immersive classroom-based experience, we focus on reinvigorating your ability to develop a spill response strategy and communicate with relevant government agencies. The training employs a realistic incident scenario, allowing you to make effective and efficient decisions based on your existing knowledge and experiences.

Why Face-To-Face Matters

Our commitment to excellence extends to the format of this course. Conducted in a face-to-face setting, this training provides a unique opportunity for direct interaction, collaborative learning, and real-time engagement. Through in-person discussions and hands-on activities, you'll gain a deeper understanding of response operations, spanning from initial response to incident termination.

Certification Revalidation

If your MCA 3/3P, 4/4P, or 5/5P certificate is nearing expiration, this course offers revalidation for an additional three years (36 months from the date of the refresher course).

Comprehensive Refresh

This course refreshes all standards of MCA Level 3/3P - 5/5P. We aim to elevate your expertise through scenario-based learning, ensuring you are well-prepared for any oil spill response challenges.


Enrol now to renew your certification and enhance your proficiency and readiness in oil spill response through our dynamic and interactive face-to-face training.

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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