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Boat Diesel Engine Maintenance

Course Code: BDMC

Level: 2
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: City College Plymouth
Qualification: College Certificate
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One day
When you'll study: Friday, 9.00am - 4.00pm

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About the course

This one-day beginners’ course in boat diesel engine maintenance will help you prevent and solve diesel engine failure. Most engine problems can be avoided by taking simple precautions, and you don’t need a detailed mechanical knowledge!

This course teaches you how your engine works, how to keep it healthy by using basic checks and maintenance procedures, and how to get it started again in the event of a breakdown.

Whether you sail a yacht with an auxiliary diesel engine or are a motor cruising enthusiast, this course could not just save you money, but one day could save your life.

What you'll learn

Course topics include:

  • the principles of diesel engine operation
  • the systems and parts of the engine
  • fault finding
  • rectification of common problems
  • bleeding the fuel system
  • removing and replacement of components
  • routine maintenance
  • winter lay-up procedures.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however you will need to have an interest in diesel engines or boat engine maintenance.

Assessments/Exams

There are no exams.

What's next?

This is a short course aimed at boat owners or people with an interest in boat engines.

Important information

“Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2016/17 (August 2016 – July 2017). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to foundation degrees or access to higher education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)”

Short course

Course Code: BDMC

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £100

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.