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MCA Approved Engine Course 2 (AEC2)

The MCA Approved Engine Course 2 (AEC2). is a mandatory five-day course for students enrolled in the new small vessel route to second engineer and is ideal for the owners or operators of small inshore commercial and pleasure vessels. Delivery of the content is split into both classroom activities and practical application. It comprises of approximately 50% theory and 50% practical work.

27 Sep 2021
18 Oct 2021
22 Nov 2021
13 Dec 2021
17 Jan 2022
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Description

The MCA Approved Engine Course 2 course is set up to offer delegates with theoretical knowledge and practical hands on experience of additional areas, as laid down in the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) AEC 2 syllabus. The aim is to enable them to meet the COC requirements of the new common “Small Vessel” (Yachts, Tugs, Fishing Vessels, Workboats, Standby, Seismic Survey, Oceanographic Research Vessels and Government Patrol Vessels, of less than 3000 GT and Power Less than 9,000 kW with Unlimited Area of operation.) It forms part of the required modules to enter the industry as a junior/assistant engineer, with the ability to progress through to the Small Vessel Second Engineer Officer qualification. 

When combined with AEC part 1, this unit can also be included as part of the award for an MCA’s Marine Engine Operators License (MEOL), which is the licenses required by the Chief Engineer on UK Flagged vessel of less than 750 kW operating in near coastal waters (150 miles from the nearest shore). 

  • The components and their arrangement in a compression type refrigerant plant and basic fault finding 

  • Legislative and management requirements within engineering operations 

  • Knowledge of maintenance systems on-board 

  • Knowledge of safe systems of work within an engineering environment 

  • Knowledge of safe operations when undertaking lifting and/or slinging operations: 

  • Knowledge of the electrical distribution system on-board 

  • Knowledge to maintain basic hydraulic systems 

  • Knowledge and the practical skills to undertake basic maintenance 

  • Knowledge and the practical skills to undertake basic maintenance 

  • Knowledge of the Fresh Water system onboard 

  • Knowledge of the Sewage system onboard 

Prerequisites

  1. Minimum age 18 years old. 
  2. The candidate must have successfully completed the AEC 1 course or a recognised equivalent. It is the responsibility of the candidate to produce evidence that their equivalent qualification to AEC 1 has been accepted by the MCA as being a satisfactory equivalent. 
  3. Photographic ID (A Government issued, photographic proof of identity on the day of the course and this should take the form of either a valid Passport or a driving license or a valid discharge book). 
  4. If you are unsure of which prerequisites you may need for a course, please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency to check.

Certification

Successful candidates will be awarded with the MCA Approved Engine Course 2 (AEC2) certificate, after a short exam. 

Special Requirements

You must bring a pair of overalls and suitable footwear. It may be beneficial to bring a laptop, in order to access some information given on a memory stick, however this is not essential. 

Revalidation

No.

Dates

5 days, 08:30 AM BST - 04:30 PM BST

Paisley

  • PD points: 1
Session information

Sessions

Theory Development
08:30 BST - 16:30 BST
1 day
Paisley
    Theory Development
    08:30 BST - 16:30 BST
    1 day
    Paisley
      Theory Development
      08:30 BST - 16:30 BST
      1 day
      Paisley
        Theory Development
        08:30 BST - 16:30 BST
        1 day
        Paisley
          Theory Development
          08:30 BST - 16:30 BST
          1 day
          Paisley
            • £950.00 excl. VAT

            5 days, 08:30 AM BST - 04:30 PM BST

            Paisley

            • PD points: 1
            Session information

            Sessions

            Theory Development
            08:30 BST - 16:30 BST
            1 day
            Paisley
              Theory Development
              08:30 BST - 16:30 BST
              1 day
              Paisley
                Theory Development
                08:30 BST - 16:30 BST
                1 day
                Paisley
                  Theory Development
                  08:30 BST - 16:30 BST
                  1 day
                  Paisley
                    Theory Development
                    08:30 BST - 16:30 BST
                    1 day
                    Paisley
                      • £950.00 excl. VAT

                      5 days, 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

                      Paisley

                      • PD points: 1
                      Session information

                      Sessions

                      Theory Development
                      08:30 - 16:30
                      1 day
                      Paisley
                        Theory Development
                        08:30 - 16:30
                        1 day
                        Paisley
                          Theory Development
                          08:30 - 16:30
                          1 day
                          Paisley
                            Theory Development
                            08:30 - 16:30
                            1 day
                            Paisley
                              Theory Development
                              08:30 - 16:30
                              1 day
                              Paisley
                                • £950.00 excl. VAT

                                5 days, 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

                                Paisley

                                • PD points: 1
                                Session information

                                Sessions

                                Theory Development
                                08:30 - 16:30
                                1 day
                                Paisley
                                  Theory Development
                                  08:30 - 16:30
                                  1 day
                                  Paisley
                                    Theory Development
                                    08:30 - 16:30
                                    1 day
                                    Paisley
                                      Theory Development
                                      08:30 - 16:30
                                      1 day
                                      Paisley
                                        Theory Development
                                        08:30 - 16:30
                                        1 day
                                        Paisley
                                          • £950.00 excl. VAT

                                            5 days, 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

                                            Paisley

                                            • PD points: 1
                                            Session information

                                            Sessions

                                            Theory Development
                                            08:30 - 16:30
                                            1 day
                                            Paisley
                                              Theory Development
                                              08:30 - 16:30
                                              1 day
                                              Paisley
                                                Theory Development
                                                08:30 - 16:30
                                                1 day
                                                Paisley
                                                  Theory Development
                                                  08:30 - 16:30
                                                  1 day
                                                  Paisley
                                                    Theory Development
                                                    08:30 - 16:30
                                                    1 day
                                                    Paisley
                                                      • £950.00 excl. VAT

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