A 30 hour course designed to give students both the theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on experience of diesel engines. It will enable students to carry out regular servicing of marine diesel engines, and to carry out fault detection and prevention.
This course meets the requirements of the MCA Codes of Practice for the Safety of Large Commercial Sailing and Motor Vessels, the Safety of Small Commercial Motor Vessels and the Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats.
Please note that some of our specialist courses, like this one, require a minimum number of delegates to go ahead. If we do not have the required number of people booked, we will notifiy you at least 10 days prior to the start date of the course and refund your deposit payment.
Content & Objectives
The course will provide training in the following areas
The compression ignition engine
Cycle of operation and constructional details
The fuel system
The role of air in the combustion process
The cooling system
The lubrication system
Fault finding and rectification
The course will be taught at the Red Ensign training facility in Cowes and will be run as a combination of theory and practical hands-on sessions working on our varied diesel engines.
Candidates must have some experience of working with diesel engines, over and above the level of the RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance qualification and current experience of working with diesels onboard a vessel would be helpful. Candidates must be over 18 years of age.
The cost of the course is £550.00 inc VAT.
If you require accommodation during the course we can help with a list of local crew houses, B&Bs and hotels to suit all budgets.