Certificate validity: No expiry

Prerequisites: None

Qualification: MCA Approved Engine Certificate (AEC)

Enables you to work as engineer onboard a vessel over 24m, including dual role deck / engineer positions.

Duration: 4 Days (0900hrs – 1700hrs)

Cost: £600.00inc vat (Please note all prices include vat @20%)

Location: South West Maritime Academy, Cromhall Quarry, Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8AA

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What is the MCA Approved Engine Course and who is it for?

The MCA Approved Engine course (AEC) objective is to provide students with the basic theoretical knowledge and practical hands on experience of diesel engines and systems to enable them to meet the requirements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Codes of Practice for

The Safety of Large Commercial Sailing and Motor Vessels, the Safety of Small Commercial Motor Vessels and the Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats.

The course does not attempt to make diesel engineers out of you. It is designed in such a way that you will be able to carry out regular maintenance and safety checks as well as troubleshoot should there be a problem.

£600.00

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Description

Approved Engine Course (AEC1)

Designed to teach crew the basics of marine diesel engines, associated systems and important surrounding issues, the MCA Approved Engine Course takes you from an ‘entry level’ knowledge expectation up to a point where you can confidently manage and look after a diesel engine on a maritime vessel.

The course is a good mix of hands on practical learning using our purpose built engineering shed as well as classroom theory tuition. Led by a highly experienced marine engineer, this course is as engaging and interactive as it is informative.

Course Content

The Approved Engine Course includes both practical and theory sessions covering the following elements of marine diesel engines and their operation:

    • Compression Ignition Engine
    • Cycle of Operation and Constructional Details
    • The Fuel System
    • The Role of Air in the Combustion Process
    • The Cooling System
    • The Lubrication System
    • Engine Electrical Systems
    • Power Transmission
    • Hull Fittings
    • Marine Pollution
    • Code of Safe Working Practices
    • Bottled LPG installations

 

PPE for the course is supplied as required by us.

Additional information

Course dates

23rd – 26th June 2020, 1st – 4th September 2020, 29th October – 1st November 2020, 10th – 13th December 2020, 11th – 15th January 2021

27 reviews for Approved Engine Course (AEC 1)

  1. Rich S.


    The instructors are very knowledgeable.
    Great delivery, amazing instructors who have amazing patience and communicated the subject very clearly.

  2. Rory S.


    Instructors went above and beyond, very keen to share their knowledge.
    Great course, very informative, explaining all questions even above the requirements of the AEC.

  3. Jon W.


    Another excellent course at South West Maritime Academy.

  4. Martyn J.


    An excellent and well presented course with both instructors very knowledgeable.
    The course had excellent facilities with approachable and friendly instructors who were on hand to answer any questions.

  5. Mark R.


    Hands on instructors who have worked / working in the industry.
    The instructors are very informative as they really knew the course content.
    I have done several courses at South West Maritime Academy and would recommend to my company and colleagues. The training is organised and I am always happy to do courses at South West Maritime Academy.

  6. Andrew Fogg


    The course is intensive but by the end I have a clearer knowledge of engines.

  7. Jake Bowman


    It was great as always here. Great experience overall. Will be back when AEC2 is ready!

  8. Matthew Collier


    A great experience, I got what I came for, the instructor was thorough.

  9. Alex Gurd


    Excellent communication ensuring everyone has understood the syllabus. No questions left unanswered. Phil = Hero.

  10. Sam Cutting


    I felt that through this course the instructor explained all units clearly. Cheers!!! 🙂 🙂

  11. Kyle Kenny


    Good course, good facility, Phil’s a good lad.

  12. William Southey


    V.professional and a top service – instructor was very helpful.

  13. Adil Muhammad


    It’s made me better understand marine engines – course was good and enjoyable.

  14. Stuart Reynolds


    Phil made the whole course an absolute pleasure. learned everything and more. Thanks for everything.

  15. Adrian Pringle


    Instructor had obvious knowledge, enjoyment/enthusiasm for subject and good use of personal experience.
    Very useful introduction to basic engine principles, simple fault finding and servicing.
    Excellent course.

  16. Robert Copsey


    Phil was an excellent tutor.
    My previous engineering knowledge was poor. This course has certainly raised the bar on what I needed to know and understand. Many thanks.

  17. Steven Ballinger


    Good course well delivered. Staff all friendly and approachable. Instructors’ delivery was good and well paced. Great background experience to call on.

  18. Ashley Kirby


    Approachable + knowledgeable with real world scenarios.

  19. Charlie Tobin


    The AEC course was excellent. Phil’s depth of experience and friendly delivery gave me the confidence to learn the basics of marine engineering.

  20. Tim Tobin


    Phil goes that extra mile, with his wealth of knowledge he gets you taking things apart that you would think don’t come apart. Really practical and open minded.

  21. Kieran Elliott


    The instructor had very good experience with subject and relatable examples really helped with picturing how they systems work.
    Staff were very friendly and approachable with knowledge in more than just the subject taught.
    The course was taught very well by a very experienced instructor. All of the staff at SWMA are friendly and approachable and will do their best to help with any questions I had.

  22. Aghaude Amadi


    Instructors gave very detailed explanations. Instructor had a vast depth of knowledge and experience to draw examples from. Really enjoyable environment being able to have open discussion in class and workshop, as well as during breaks. Great experience, excellent teaching, and brilliant practical facilities. Looking forward to coming back in a couple of weeks for my STCW Basic Safety Training course.

  23. Luke B


    I thought the course was instructed brilliantly, I really enjoyed the practical side of the course.
    I feel I have learnt more than I expected.

  24. Ross M


    Very enjoyable course, got a lot out of it and will help in my position.

  25. William G


    Very good and well taught class, with tonnes of useful and applicable knowledge from industry experience.

  26. Toby


    Overall a fantastic AEC. Will be booking future courses, Phil the engineer is a fantastic instructor. Enjoyed every minute 🙂

  27. H.W


    Instructor was very thorough, easy to get on with, non-judgemental of everyone’s ability.
    Very easy going environment, with good course structure and speed.

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Please note:

  • Annex 5 of the Safety of Large Commercial Sailing and Motor Vessels defines the Engineering Competencies required for these vessels.
  • Annex 7 of the Safety of Small Commercial Motor Vessels defines the Engineering Competencies required for these vessels.
  • Annex 11 of the Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats defines the Engineering Competencies required for these vessels.

Contact us

Please contact us if you require any further information about this course or wish to book on behalf of a company:

Telephone: 01454 260130
Email: info@southwestmaritimeacademy.com

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday  – Friday: 08.30 – 17.00

Please be aware that online bookings will be confirmed with course joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment will be received by email.

There is a wide range of local accommodation, some of which are within walking distance of the training centre to suit everyone’s budget. For a list of local accommodation please click here.