About The Course

This is a one day course that provides the leisure sailor/water user and commercial operator with first aid skills for use in a water based environment.  It meets the requirements of the MCA for commercial users.  Course content includes:

  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) including the drowning protocol.
  • The Recovery Position including adaptions for confined spaces.
  • Cold Shock and Hypothermia following immersion and/or exposure.
  • Seasickness and dehydration
  • Calling for medical assistance using VHF radio
  • Helicopter Rescues

Assumed Knowledge



This is a one day course.

On Completion

At the end of the course, you will have a working knowledge of the use of first aid in a small craft.

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Course Material


PPSA is located within the Llanion Cove Complex that has close to 80 bedspaces.

The accommodation is largly self-catering although there is a cafe and bar on site and is bunk house in style.  We can can arrange accommodation at Llanion Cove whilst you are on your course or underaking on water experiences for a small additional charge.

The Cove is located close to Pembroke Dock, adjacent to the Cleddau Estuary and is an ideal location from which to explore the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park, particularly in the Year of the Sea #FindYourEpic.

The Cleddau Estuary and local area boasts a vast array of visitor and historical attractions, from Pembroke Castle, the home of Henry VII to the nature reserves around the county.

PPSA is located right in the middle of this great county and it’s historic and beautiful countryside.  Please get in touch with the centre for more information and to check availability


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