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MCA Approved Engine Course 1 (AEC1)

5 Days

From £950.00

The MCA Approved Engine Course 1 is set up to offer prospective delegates with basic practical training and theory development that satisfies the requirements of the DFT Codes of Practice for the safety of small commercial, motor and sailing vessels. There are 30 hours' worth of learning over the five-day course, including dismantling marine engines and auxiliaries to obtain component exposure and create a full appreciation and understanding of the working principles. This will include basic maintenance, legislation, safety, good practice, housekeeping and reduction of fire hazards. The aim is to provide familiarisation, confidence and ability to diagnose and repair defects in operational machinery. 

  • Compression ignition engine 

  • Fuel system 

  • Air systems 

  • Cooling systems 

  • Lubrication systems 

  • Electrical systems 

  • Power transmission 

  • Hull fittings 

  • General Engineering 

  1. Must be over 18 years

  2. 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). 

  1. 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. 

Successful candidates will be awarded with the MCA Approved Engine Course 1 (AEC1) certificate, after a short exam.  

Writing material and overalls. 

£950 excl. VAT

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MCA Approved Engine Course 2 (AEC2)

5 Days

From £950.00

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 

  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.

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

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. 

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£950 excl. VAT