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.
Select course dates below:
Our Standard courses require a minimum of two candidates in order to run. In the event that insufficient candidates book onto a course, we will contact you to arrange a refund or offer you alternative dates (subject to availability).
Minimum age: 12 years old (candidates under 16 must be accompanied by an adult booking)
Introducing: Youth courses
We welcome candidates aged 12 upwards onto any of our courses, but to provide opportunity for younger candidates to enjoy the best learning experience we’re currently offering the following dates for candidates aged 12-19 years old:
On youth courses there will be a maximum of three students (all aged 12-19) per boat. Classroom sessions may be delivered in larger groups with candidates of all ages.
For group bookings of 3+ candidates we can also look to run youth courses on additional dates, subject to instructor availability. Contact us to find out more…
RYA Level 2 Powerboat Syllabus
Clothing and equipment
Types of craft
Launch and recovery
Tides and tidal streams
Introduction to charts & symbols
Pilotage and passage planning
Cold water shock
Advice for restricted visibility
Fire precautions and fire fighting
Man Overboard procedure
The RYA Powerboat Level 2 syllabus is suitable for novices, with no prior experience required!
Slow speed handling
High Speed manoeuvres
High speed turns
Trim tabs & power trim
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
Person Overboard – standard approach
Person Overboard – drift-down method
Recovery of Person Overboard into craft
Use of steering compass
Execute basic passage plan
International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft (ICC)
Upon successful completion of the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course, candidates may submit an application to the RYA to obtain an International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft (ICC) for the category of “Power up to 10m” – subject to eligbility (see below).
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 charge a certificate fee of £50 for issue of the ICC (free for RYA members!), which is valid for 5 years.
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 RYA membership at the point of application.
If you require the inland category to be validated on your ICC (this is required for use of inland waterways – rivers, canal systems and lakes in Europe), you will need to complete a CEVNI theory test. For full details, supporting materials/resources, and test bookings, please visit: www.focusmarine.co.uk/cevni
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Covid-19 risk mitigation
We are constantly reviewing our policies in line with the latest government guidelines.
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.
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.