MCA Approved Engine Certificate 1 (AEC1) Course

The general appreciation of basic marine diesel mechanics and electrics

The MCA Approved Engine Certificate 1 (AEC1) course develops your basic understanding from the RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance course to a more advanced level.

About the course

This newly updated course with increased content featuring increased practical elements as per the recommendations of the MCA, provides the practical basic hands on training and theoretical knowledge of  diesel engines to enable you to work on board yachts as engineer/ dual deck engineer within the yacht, workboat, fishing, tugs sectors of the maritime industry.

Who is the AEC1 course for?

This course is the first level qualification for the MCA 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 vessel over 24m, including dual role deck / engineer positions.

Qualifications

MCA Approved Engine Certificate 1 (AEC1).

Syllabus

MCA Approved Engine Certificate (AEC1) Course Syllabus
  • General principles of compression ignition engines
  • Two- and four-stroke operation cycles and construction details
  • Fuel system and the role of air in the combustion process
  • Cooling systems and lubrication technology
  • Power transmission units and hull fittings
  • Engine electrical systems
  • Safe working practices and pollution legislation
  • LPG cylinder installations and air receivers

Please follow the link for the full MCA Approved Engine Certificate (AEC1) syllabus.

Looking to work on vessels over 24 metres?

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 1 24/05/2021 28/05/2021 £855 £975
Approved Engine Certificate 1 21/06/2021 25/06/2021 £855 £975
Approved Engine Certificate 1 09/08/2021 13/08/2021 £855 £975
Approved Engine Certificate 1 06/09/2021 10/09/2021 £855 £975
Approved Engine Certificate 1 18/10/2021 22/10/2021 £855 £975
Approved Engine Certificate 1 22/11/2021 26/11/2021 £855 £975
Approved Engine Certificate 1 06/12/2021 10/12/2021 £855 £975
Approved Engine Certificate 1 31/01/2022 04/02/2022 £855 £975

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