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The RYA Powerboat Level 2 syllabus is suitable for candidates aged 12 upwards,  with no prior experience required.

The syllabus covers a range of essential theory and practical topics for recreational boat users.

Upon successful completion of the PB2 course, candidates can submit an application to the RYA to obtain their ICC (subject to eligibility).

RYA Level 2 Powerboat Training

Powerboat.London offers RYA accredited training with Focus Marine – a Recognised Training Centre that offers powerboat, VHF, and First Aid training on the Thames in London. 


from £1187

(1-to-1 private tuition)

RYA Level 2 Certification
Boat charter and fuel
No other candidates on board
Own boat tuition (optional)
ICC fees (optional)

Select course dates from the dropdown list below


from £385/per person

(3+ places on weekday courses)

RYA Level 2 Certification
Boat charter and fuel
ICC fees apply (optional)
Course datePriceStock status
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 31st July & Sun 1st August, 09:30-17:00£435.00Fully booked place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Mon 2nd & Tue 3rd August, 10:00–17:30£435.00Fully booked place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 7th & Sun 8th August, 10:00–17:30£435.00Fully booked place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 14th & Sun 15th August, 10:00–17:30£435.00Fully booked place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Wed 18th & Thu 19th August, 10:00–17:30£435.00In stock2 place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 21st & Sun 22nd August, 09:00-16:30£435.00In stock2 place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 28th & Sun 29th August, 10:00–17:30£435.00Fully booked place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Mon 31st August & Tue 1st September, 10:00–17:30£435.00In stock3 place(s) remaining

Our Standard courses require a minimum of two candidates in order to run. If you are a single candidate booking onto a course at short notice with 3 places remaining, please contact us as we may have another single booking enquiry that would allow us to run the course.

RYA Level 2 Powerboat Syllabus

Theory topics


Clothing and equipment

Types of craft

Propulsion systems


Launch and recovery

Tides and tidal streams




Introduction to charts & symbols

Buoyage systems

GPS/Electronic nav

Pilotage and passage planning

Emergency procedures

Distress signals

Cold water shock

Immersion hypothermia

Disabled craft

Advice for restricted visibility

Fire precautions and fire fighting

Man Overboard procedure

Practical syllabus

Introductory skills

Boat familiarisation 

Slow speed handling

Holding off

High Speed manoeuvres


High speed turns 

Trim tabs & power trim

Close Quarters

Turning in a confined space

Turning using springs 

Leaving and coming alongside in a range of conditions (wind & tide) 

Mooring and Berthing

Approach and securing to a mooring buoy


Mooring alongside a pontoon


Man Overboard – standard approach

Man Overboard – drift-down method

Recovery of Man Overboard into craft


Use of steering compass 

Execute basic passage plan

International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

The ICC is intended to provide evidence of competence when requested by officials in foreign countries. 

It is issued by the RYA in the United Kingdom to British Nationals and UK Residents (of any nationality), aged 16 or older.

If you are neither a British national nor resident in the UK, check here whether the RYA can issue your ICC 

The RYA currently charges a certificate fee of £47 for issue of the ICC (free for RYA members!)

The cost of RYA membership is equivalent to (or in some cases less than) the cost of ICC certification; for non-members, it is worth considering using the membership sign-up option on the back of the ICC form at the point of application. 

Vessels up to

0 m
max length

Accepted in

1 +
UNECE Countries

Safety and hygiene

Keeping everyone safe on the water is our top priority, and this means running our sessions slightly differently to the way we would usually. 

Covid-19 risk mitigation

We are constantly reviewing our policies in line with the latest government guidelines. 

Upon arrival

Hand-sanitising facilities for use by all candidates upon arrival

Theory sessions

Delivered whilst afloat, in order to minimise indoor contact-time

Outdoors & whilst afloat

Social distancing to be maintained wherever possible. 

VHF Radio training

We additionally offer VHF Radio training and assessment for candidates who would like to obtain the VHF SRC (Short Range Certificate) – which is the minimum qualification required for operating a Marine VHF radio. 

First Aid training

The RYA first aid course includes special considerations given to performing first aid in marine environments, as well as common first aid topics. 

Topics include resuscitation, the recovery position and treatment of most common injuries such as bleeding, breaks and burns.


Find us:

We operate from Chiswick Pier, located off Corney Reach Way in London W4.

Please check your joining instructions for detailed information about where to join your course.