What is an Approved Engine Course certificate (AEC)?

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What is an Approved Engine Course certificate (AEC)?
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This is an elementary engineering course designed for masters and chief mates who don’t have an engineer on board, and candidates starting their career as an engineer on yachts. It is a combined classroom and workshop based course of 30 hours’ duration and will teach you the fundamental skills and knowledge required to start you on your career. It is not a requirement to have completed this course, but if you are just starting out it shows commitment, willingness to progress, and will increase your employability. To be accepted on this course you must be over 18 years of age.

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