Book on one of our upcoming AEC1 courses below. Future dates are available, please contact the office for details. 

The AEC1 is a 30 hour, 4 day course (soon to be 5 days) 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 Volvo and Yanmar engine which we strip down 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.

Please note, from 1st September 2020 the MCA are extending the AEC1 course length to 5 days.

Course Date Duration Price
MCA Approved Engine Course Part 1 (AEC1) 5 Oct - 9 Oct 2020 5 day £ 800.00 Sold Out
MCA Approved Engine Course Part 2 (AEC2) 19 Oct - 23 Oct 2020 5 day £ 875.00 Sold Out
MCA Approved Engine Course Part 1 (AEC1) 2 Nov - 6 Nov 2020 5 day £ 800.00 Book Now
MCA Approved Engine Course Part 2 (AEC2) 9 Nov - 13 Nov 2020 5 day £ 875.00 Book Now

Price: £650 before 1 September 2020, £800 after 1 September 2020
Assumed Knowledge: None
Minimum Age: 18 to take the exam 
Duration: 4 Days before 1 September 2020, 5 days after 1 September 2020

Course Content 

  • Compression Ignition Engine
  • Fuel System 
  • Role of Air in the Combustion Process
  • Cooling System 
  • Code of Safe Working Practices 

We hope that you can find the information you require in these pages, if you have any further questions, or require advice, please call us.