Approved Engine Course 1

Engineering yacht crew training course
Course Duration: 5 days
Training Centres
  • Palma
  • Antibes
5 days
Upcoming Classes
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The AEC, or ’Approved Engine Course’, is essential for individuals seeking to hold the relatively new position of assistant engineer. Designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of basic marine diesel mechanics and electrics, it also delves into the responsibilities of a chief engineer.

The course covers a wide range of topics, including the fundamental principles of compression ignition engines, engine operation cycles, and construction. Detailed discussions are held on fuel systems, the crucial role of air in combustion, and cooling and lubrication systems. Additionally, participants gain insights into engine electrical systems, power transmission mechanisms, and hull fittings.

Moreover, the curriculum addresses vital aspects such as safe working practices, pollution prevention measures, and the installation of bottled gas systems. As the initial step on the engineering career ladder, the AEC is particularly valuable for individuals lacking formal marine engineering or craft training.

Furthermore, it is beneficial for crew members from various departments seeking to broaden their employment prospects by assuming the role of assistant engineer or simply wishing to deepen their understanding of engineering principles. Even small private boat owners may find the knowledge gained from this course advantageous.

This course is fully redeemable with your ONE Account vouchers.

We provide this yacht training course in Palma & Antibes.


Written examination externally marked on the final day. If failed, 2 resits allowed in the following 6 months. Certificates will only be issued to successful candidates once exams have been marked. 

  • I have a sufficient level of spoken and written English to understand the course content and to pass any verbal or written assessments.
Upcoming Classes
Start Date Location Price AVAILABILITY
27 May 2024 Palma €1200 No place left
10 June 2024 Palma €1200 Places available
17 June 2024 Antibes €1200 Places available
09 September 2024 Palma €1200 Places available
30 September 2024 Antibes €1200 Limited places
30 September 2024 Palma €1200 Places available
07 October 2024 Antibes €1200 Places available
04 November 2024 Antibes €1200 Places available
11 November 2024 Palma €1200 Places available
02 December 2024 Palma €1200 Places available
09 December 2024 Antibes €1200 Places available
16 December 2024 Palma €1200 Places available