MCA Approved Engine Certificate 2 (AEC2) Course

The general appreciation of basic marine diesel mechanics and electrics

The MCA Approved Engine Certificate 2 (AEC2) course leads on from the AEC1, providing practical hands on training and theoretical learning across a range of auxiliary systems.

About the course

This new course leads on from the Approved Engine Course 1, providing practical hands on training and theoretical learning across a range of auxiliary systems aboard Small Vessels within the yacht, workboat, fishing, tugs sectors of the maritime industry. It will enable you to work on board yachts as engineer/ dual deck engineer.

Who is the AEC2 course for?

This course is the second level qualification for the MCA Small Vessel Engineering Officer training scheme.

The all-inclusive price includes all food and accommodation for the duration of your course. Non-residential price is inclusive of lunch only.

Qualify for

Enables you to work as engineer onboard a Small Vessel, including dual role deck / engineer positions.

Qualifications

MCA Approved Engine Certificate 2 (AEC2).

Prerequisites

  • Minimum age 18 years old
  • Must have completed MCA approved AEC 1 course
  • Or an equivalent where one can clearly demonstrate that previous qualifications and experience held cover the contents of the AEC 1 syllabus. This will be reviewed case for case review, when an application for exemption is received
  • Or possess a suitable exemption as per the MIN 524

Syllabus

MCA Approved Engine Certificate 2 (AEC2) Course Syllabus
  • Refrigeration Systems
  • Legislation and Management requirements
  • Maintenance Systems
  • Safe Systems of Work
  • Lifting
  • Electrical Distribution Systems
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Theoretical Knowledge for Maintenance
  • Practical Skills for Maintenance
  • Potable Fresh Water Systems
  • Sewage Systems

Please follow the link for the full MCA Approved Engine Certificate (AEC2) syllabus.

Looking to work on vessels?

Note:  You will be required to hold the STCW Basic Safety Training qualification.

Dates and pricing

Course From To Non-res All-inc
Approved Engine Certificate 2 24/10/2022 28/10/2022 Full Full
Approved Engine Certificate 2 28/11/2022 02/12/2022 £855 £1,055
Approved Engine Certificate 2 12/12/2022 16/12/2022 £855 £1,055
Approved Engine Certificate 2 06/02/2023 10/02/2023 £855 £1,055
Approved Engine Certificate 2 Non-Residential Only 13/03/2023 17/03/2023 £855 £1,055
Approved Engine Certificate 2 24/04/2023 28/04/2023 £855 £1,055
Approved Engine Certificate 2 21/08/2023 25/08/2023 £855 £1,055
Approved Engine Certificate 2 18/09/2023 22/09/2023 £855 £1,055
Approved Engine Certificate 2 23/10/2023 27/10/2023 £855 £1,055
Approved Engine Certificate 2 20/11/2023 24/11/2023 £855 £1,055
Approved Engine Certificate 2 11/12/2023 15/12/2023 £855 £1,055
Approved Engine Certificate 2 05/02/2024 09/02/2024 £855 £1,015

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