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MCA Approved Engine Course (AEC)

Tuesday, 12th February 2019, Booking Info.
32 Hrs
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A 30 hour course (over 4 days) designed to give students both the theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on experience of diesel engines. It will enable students to carry out regular servicing of marine diesel engines, and to carry out fault detection and prevention. 

This course meets the requirements of the 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.

Please note that some of our specialist courses, like this one, require a minimum number of delegates to go ahead.  If we do not have the required number of people booked, we will notifiy you at least 10 days prior to the start date of the course and refund your deposit payment.

Content & Objectives

The course will provide training in the following areas

  • The 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
  • Power transmission
  • Hull fittings
  • Fault finding and rectification

Learning Mode

The course will be taught at the Red Ensign training facility in Cowes and will be run as a combination of theory and practical hands-on sessions working on our varied diesel engines.

There is an exam on the last day of the course – written and practical.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have some experience of working with diesel engines, over and above the level of the RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance qualification and current experience of working with diesels onboard a vessel would be helpful.  Candidates must be over 18 years of age.


The cost of this course is £590.00. 

If you book accommodation with your course we now offer a package price of £758.


Accommodation is provided onboard the M/V Sea Trident, moored alongside Red Ensign Training in West Cowes. Offered on a full board or B&B basis, cabins with either a shared communal washroom or a shared en-suite (subject to availability). Please check availability by calling us on 01983 294088 or email.

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Requirements Checklist
  • 18+ Years of Age

    You must be at-least 18 to attend this course

  • Your Identification Card

    You must bring an official form of identification, such as your Passport, Discharge Book , Driving Licence or National ID.