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Approved Engine Course 1

About this course

This MCA-approved course is entry level for those wishing to work on yachts, workboats, fishing vessels, tugs, standby, seismic survey, oceanographic research vessels and government patrol vessels. It is recognised by Captains and yacht crew management companies, and is ideal for those wishing to start careers within the deck or engine department of superyachts or other small vessels. 

This course provides students with the basic theoretical knowledge and some practical hands-on experience of diesel engines to work as dual deck hand/engineers on yachts over 24m.


Candidates must be aged 18 or over.

Please note: to work on any vessel you will need to complete STCW Basic Safety Training.

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.


Course availability and booking

Date Places Fee Book
Monday 17 February 2020 Yes £860 Book
Monday 23 March 2020 Yes £860 Book
Monday 1 June 2020 Yes £860 Book

Course information

Next available date

Monday 17 February 2020


4.5 days