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Approved Engine Course (AEC)

License Description

This certifcate meets the requirements for entry level engineering training by the MCA for yachts.


Minimum Age 18

Valid UK Medical Fitness Certificate ( ENG1)

Required Examinations

No MCA oral examination or written examination is required for candidates

taking the Approved Engine Course certificate.

Sea Service Requirements

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One month's service as a yacht engineer (unless some formal engineer craft training)

Training Requirements

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AEC course ( MPT course number 440)

Basic Safety Training ( MPT one week program including Basic Firefighting, First Aid/CPR, PSSR, and Personal Survival Techniques