The MCA Approved Engine course or AEC is now made up of two parts, the 4x day AEC1 and the 5x day AEC2. Both parts together make up the full AEC qualification.
SeaRegs Training Ltd have gained approval to run the new AEC2 course at our premises in Turnchapel Wharf, as of February 2019.

 

MCA Approved Engine Course Part 1 (AEC1)

The AEC1 is a 30 hour, 4 day course and is a step up from the RYA 1 day Diesel Engine course. It is what many marine engineers will know as the original AEC. The objective of the course is to provide a basic theoretical knowledge and some practical hands on experience of diesel engines and systems. To make the course as practical as possible we use a number of engines and sections of engines which can be stripped to their component parts and hopefully put back together again.

The course meets the requirements of the MCA Small Commercial Vessel Code, Large Vessel Code and Workboat code and is the initial course on the Engineering pathway.

Cost
£650 per person

Entry requirements
Minimum 18 years of age.

MCA Approved Engine Course Part 2 (AEC2)

The AEC2 is the new second half to the full AEC qualification. It is a 35 hour, 5 day enhanced course, with 50% practical tasks and 50% theory. 

Aim
The aim is to give the basic training to the engineer officers who want to pursue a career on “Small Vessels” (Fishing Vessels, Yachts, Tugs, Workboats, Standby, Seismic Survey, Oceanographic Research Vessels and Government Patrol Vessels). The necessary training outlines the certification structure, examination and training requirements. It also explains the regulatory requirements regarding the implementation of intended training elements.

Objective
The objective of this AEC 2 course is to provide students 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).

Cost
£825 per person

Entry requirements
Minimum 18 years of age.
Must provide proof of having completed an MCA approved AEC 1 course, or equivalent.

Ratio
6:1 

Assessment
Conducted on last day of the course by separate assessor/trainer using pre-organised assessments, including both written and practical tests.

Assessment plan
Students informed on the first day of the course of the assessment strategy – Main points:
                  Course taught and assessed in English
                  Oral assessment is possible in some aspects of the written exam.
                  Full attendance of the course and assessment.
                  Assessment is by written paper, practical assessment and interaction on the course.

Outcomes
1) The learner understands the components and their arrangement in a compression type refrigerant plant and understand basic fault finding
2) Demonstrate a knowledge of the legislative and management requirements within engineering operations
3) Demonstrate knowledge of maintenance systems on-board
4) Demonstrate the knowledge of safe systems of work within an engineering environment
5) Demonstrate the knowledge of safe operations when undertaking lifting and/or slinging operations:
6) Demonstrate the knowledge of the electrical distribution system on-board
7) Demonstrate knowledge to maintain basic hydraulic systems
8) Demonstrate knowledge and the practical skills to undertake basic maintenance
9) Demonstrate knowledge and the practical skills to undertake basic maintenance
10) Demonstrate knowledge of the Fresh Water system onboard.
11) Demonstrate knowledge of the Sewage system onboard.

Ratio
6:1 at our facilities in Turnchapel Wharf, Plymouth

Assessment
Conducted on last day of the course by separate assessor/trainer using pre-organised assessments, including both written and practical tests.

Dates: Click to view availability

1:1 courses available on request or for groups of 2 or more at our normal price.