British Marine Electrical Technician BMET


A two-day course based around the BMEEA Code of Practice, the industry-recommended standard. The course is designed to give candidates a general overview of the knowledge and skills required for a BMEEA-certified Marine Electrical Technician. All information and required knowledge used mainly with UK marine electric systems and follows not only the BMEEA Code of Practice and ISOs, but also the Recreational Craft Regulations (RCR).

  • Qualification BMEEA-certified Marine Electrical Technician, an industry-recognised qualification
  • Qualified to the BMEEA Code of Practice standard.
  • Training course and a qualification
  • BMEEA are industry leaders consistently updating the training to be internationally relevant.

Suitable for electrical engineers with at least one year’s experience, looking to further their knowledge, skills and gain a qualification in marine electrics.

Extensive information on everything individuals need to know about marine electrics, for carrying out electrical work on boats.

  • Health & Safety
  • AC & DC Circuits
  • Circuit Diagrams & Standard Conventions
  • Test & Measurement Equipment
  • Generators & Motors
  • Distribution Systems
  • Batteries & Charging Systems
  • Cables & Terminations
  • Exam

British Marine Electrics and Electronics Association (BMEEA) has launched an updated version of its Code of Practice. Version 6 of the BMEEA Code of Practice contains important new information covering electric propulsion and photovoltaic systems.

The sixth edition of the Code is a significant update to its predecessor, encompassing the combination of the small craft DC and AC International Standards Organisation (ISO) standards into the single standard ISO 13297:2020.  It also brings the International Standard for Electric Propulsion Systems ISO 16315:2016 into the Code, and offers additional guidance on the installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Due to this update there is a price change to the BMET and MEI Electrical courses. If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Kitty- kjudd(at)

     Owen Davies

     Owen has recently joined the British Marine delivery team for the BMET and MEI courses.

     Owen has been working alongside Richard Broden-Cowell at Bournemouth and Poole College within the Marine department and was invited to join to expand the delivery team.

     He has a wealth of experience in the marine industry starting as a cadet he spent 5 years at sea before coming shoreside to work in various engineering roles before taking up his role as a    
     lecturer at Bournemouth and Poole College.

     He holds a foundation degree in Marine Engineering, teaching qualification, assessors qualification as well as being an approved trainer by British Marine and NMEA .

     He has worked for companies such as Condor Ferries, Marine Scotland and OYS.


     Keith Meadowcroft

     Keith is an expert in marine electrical work due to his many years in the industry. Keith runs his own company specialising in electrical design and installation for inland waterways. His passion  
     for the inland marine industry shines through his training and has a wealth of knowledge including working with vehicles and Off-Grid installations to a level whereby he can complete all the
     tests required and sign off and issue test certificates as required by the IET. joint project between Brummagem Boats and Alvechurch Boat Centre, which included a 230-volt AC microwave. This
     was a first for inland waterways hire craft.

     Keith became a marine electrician working for various boat builders, becoming one of the first approved UK installers for Mastervolt equipment.

     Keith is a member of British Marine and a member of two Associations. He is Chairman of the Inland Boat Building Association and Vice Chairman of the BMEEA.

     Keith been an approved British Marine presenter for many years. Presenting The IBB Marine Electrical Awareness and BMET course (British Marine Electrical Technician).


     Richard Broden-Cowell

     Richard Broden-Cowell has a lifetime of experience within the marine electrical industry, much of it as Managing Director of Sure Power Marine, or working with companies such as Sunseeker  
     International Ltd, Discovery Yachts, Le-Purple Marine and Hamble Yacht Services, to name but a few, as well as being ETO on various superyachts. 

     Richard is a qualified and certificated marine electrical specialist who also holds a degree in teaching and qualifications in assessing. He has many years’ experience teaching the skills of boat  
     electrics and electronics, as a college lecturer. 

     Richard is an approved and certificated lecturer for British Marine, to deliver the BMET, MEI and AMEI courses.  Some of these courses are delivered from his own classroom at The Marine
     Technology Centre on Bournemouth and Poole College campus. 

BMET Electrical Member Fee | £680.20 +VAT 

BMET Electrical Non-Member Fee | £1,027.60 +VAT 

Both BMET and BMEI Member fee | £1,371.20 +VAT 

Both BMET and BMEI Non-Member fee | £2,087.60 +VAT

Bespoke courses available.
For more information on in-house BMET courses, please email kjudd(at)

Please fill in the Application form here. Once we review and approve your application, we will send you the booking form links for the upcoming courses until you attend.