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About this course

Gain enormous benefits from the expertise of our dedicated maritime lecturers and an exceptional overall first-time pass rate. 

Please note: we run General Engineering Science I and General Engineering Science II courses concurrently, allowing you to sit the MCA/SQA written exam for both parts on the ninth and tenth days. Please ensure you book both courses at the same time. 

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What you'll study

This course covers applied heat and electricity and prepares students to sit the MCA/SQA written examination. 

Pre-course preparation

This course is based on lecturer led learning and revision, followed by an exam on the afternoon of the final day. A full set of study notes is provided on application and six weeks’ preparatory study must be undertaken before starting the course. 

On application, you will receive a website link and an access code - this will give you access to our teaching packs. These include course notes, past questions and other teaching materials which can be downloaded as a pdf for easy reading on laptops and mobile devices. 

We strongly recommend you undertake at least six weeks' pre-study of our teaching packs before starting your course. Your week with us is essentially a revision week before the exam on the Friday. 

Registering for small vessel engineer training

Those who wish to gain a small vessel engineering CoC must be officially registered by an approved maritime training provider and be in possession of an LIA/TRB and registration letter, as per MIN 594/524 and associated MSNs 1857, 1859 and 1865, as applicable.

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Further information

See our small vessel engineer officer progression chart for more information about this pathway. 

Course Information

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    Yacht / small vessel chief engineer

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Course availability

Please contact admissions for course availability and to book.

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

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 that 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

Admissions Team

Normal office hours are (UK time):

08.30 - 17.00 Monday to Thursday
08.30 - 16.30 Friday

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