MCA AEC Course

Last week I successfully got my MCA AEC Course certificate.

The AEC, is short for Approved Engineering Course, and is an internationally recognised marine engineering qualification, run by the UK MCA (Maritime & Coastguard Agency).

The course was a mix of engine theory and practical hands on work using tools, and covered both diesel engines and also petrol (Gasoline).

Both two and four stroke engines were worked on, including a Volvo four cylinder push-rod diesel engine; a three cylinder diesel Yanmar; 2-stroke jet ski engine, and a 4 stroke outboard motor.

jetski engine
Jet Ski Engine

The AEC qualification allows me to work as:-

  • Chief Engineer on sailing yachts over 24m in length and less than 200gt and 750 Kw within 60 miles from a safe haven
  • Chief Engineer on motor yachts over 24m in length and less than 200gt and l500Kw within 60 miles from a safe haven
  • Act as the Assistant Engineer on vessels over 200gt within 60miles from a safe haven (under the Large Yacht code LY(2)

The course adds to my experience as former lecturer in marine electrical maintenance and installation, at the world renowed South Shields Marine School.

If you would like practrical help, I am available for hire, and have a registered business.

I can help you with both practical marine maintenance in engine and electrical systems.

I can also train you, using my experience working as a lecturer at South Shields Marine School.


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Craig Miles

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