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Approved Engine Course 2

About this course

This course forms part of the new second engineer officer qualification for small vessels less than 9,000kW and less than 3,000GT. It forms part of the required modules to enter the industry as a junior/assistant engineer, with the ability to progress through to the Small Vessel Second Engineer Officer qualification.

The course is a new addition to the Approved Engine Course 1 and provides enhanced practical and theoretical learning in the following key areas:

  • Refrigeration plant
  • Legislation and management
  • On board maintenance
  • Safe systems of work
  • Lifting - safe operations
  • Electrical distribution
  • Basic hydraulic maintenance
  • Basic maintenance skills

You'll be taught in our new workshops at our St Mary's campus by a team of fully qualified and experienced lecturers and technicians who bring a very real, practical understanding behind the theory, not only from the Merchant Navy, but also the superyacht industry.

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 9 September 2019 No £860 Enquire
Monday 30 September 2019 No £860 Enquire
Monday 21 October 2019 No £860 Enquire
Monday 13 January 2020 Yes £860 Book
Monday 24 February 2020 Yes £860 Book
Monday 30 March 2020 Yes £860 Book
Monday 8 June 2020 Yes £860 Book

Course information

Next available date

Monday 13 January 2020


5 Days



Training towards

Small Vessel Second Engineer

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