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The RYA Powerboat Level 2 syllabus is suitable for candidates aged 12 upwards, with no prior experience required.
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.
|2021 Course dates||Price||Availability|
|RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Mon 20th & Tue 21st September, 10:00–17:30||£435.00||Fully booked place(s) remaining|
|RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Thu 23rd & Fri 24th September, 10:00–17:30||£435.00||Fully booked place(s) remaining|
|RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 25th & Sun 26th September, 10:00–17:30||£435.00||Fully booked place(s) remaining|
|RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd October, 10:00–17:30||£435.00||Fully booked place(s) remaining|
|RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Mon 4th & Tue 5th October, 10:00–17:30||£435.00||Fully booked place(s) remaining|
|RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 9th & Sun 10th October, 10:00–17:30||£435.00||Fully booked place(s) remaining|
|RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 16th & Sun 17th October, 10:00–17:30||£435.00||Fully booked 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
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
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
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.
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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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.
Hand-sanitising facilities for use by all candidates upon arrival
Delivered whilst afloat, in order to minimise indoor contact-time
Outdoors & whilst afloat
Social distancing to be maintained wherever possible.
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.