Book on one of our upcoming AEC 2 courses below. Future dates are available, please contact the office for details. 

The AEC 2 is the second half to the full AEC qualification. It is a 35 hour, 5 day enhanced course.

The aim is to give the basic training to the engineer officers who want to pursue a career on ‘Small 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. 

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 vessels”. 

Course Date Duration Price
MCA Approved Engine Course Part 1 (AEC1) 1 Jul - 5 Jul 2024 5 day £ 875.00 Sold Out
MCA Approved Engine Course Part 2 (AEC2) 8 Jul - 12 Jul 2024 5 day £ 900.00 Book Now
MCA Approved Engine Course Part 1 (AEC1) 15 Jul - 19 Jul 2024 5 day £ 875.00 Sold Out

Price:  £900
Assumed Knowledge: Proof of completion of AEC1, or approved equivalent 
Minimum Age: 18
Duration: 5 Days 


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

Course Content 

  • Components and their arrangement in a compression type refrigerant plant
  • Basic fault finding 
  • Legislative and management requirements within engineering operations
  • Maintenance systems onboard 
  • Safe systems of work within an engineering environment 
  • Electrical distribution system onboard
  • Maintain basic hydraulic systems
  • Practical skills to undertake basic maintenance 
  • Fresh water & sewage systems onboard 

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