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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. 

Solo

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

Group

from £395/per person

(book 3+ places on weekday courses)

RYA Level 2 Certification
Boat charter and fuel
ICC fees apply (optional)
Course datePriceAvailability
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Mon 20th & Tue 21st September, 10:00–17:30£435.00Fully booked place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Thu 23rd & Fri 24th September, 10:00–17:30£435.00Fully booked place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 25th & Sun 26th September, 10:00–17:30£435.00Fully booked place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Mon 27th & Tue 28th September, 10:00–17:30£435.00In stock3 place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd October, 10:00–17:30£435.00Fully booked place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Mon 4th & Tue 5th October, 10:00–17:30£435.00In stock1 place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 9th & Sun 10th October, 10:00–17:30£435.00In stock2 place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 16th & Sun 17th October, 10:00–17:30£435.00Fully 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.

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richard Warrington-Stanley
18:42 16 Sep 21
Steffan instructed my son and I on a RYA powerboat level 2. Had a fantastic weekend. Great instructor and have already... recommended him to friends and familyread more
Tim Bourne
Tim Bourne
08:21 31 Aug 21
Cant recommend Powerboat 32 course or out instructor Steffan Ciccotti highly enough - amazing two days!
Tim Steggals
Tim Steggals
20:25 02 Aug 21
I have just taken my RYA VHF exam with Focus Marine under the first class leadership of Steffan. The whole experience... was extremely professional and communication from pre booking through to arrival was excellent. Steffan did his best to make the 4 of us feel comfortable given the exam conditions and I was extremely impressed with his knowledge of all areas of marine navigation and vhf use. He was particularly skilled at tailoring the practical side of the assessment to suit the varying technical proficiency levels of the group. Focus Marine also offer other RYA courses including Level 2 power boat and I can't recommend them highly enough.read more
Andrew Batchelor
Andrew Batchelor
10:07 28 Jul 21
Fantastic course with Steffan - really enjoyed it, very professional, informative and patient, even with my 13yr old!... Highly recommend Steffan for anyone who wants to obtain the Powerboat 2 licence.read more
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RYA Level 2 Powerboat Syllabus

Theory topics

Equipment

Clothing and equipment

Types of craft

Propulsion systems

Environment

Launch and recovery

Tides and tidal streams

Weather 

Navigation

Watchkeeping

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

Planing 

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

Anchoring

Mooring alongside a pontoon

Emergencies

Man Overboard – standard approach

Man Overboard – drift-down method

Recovery of Man Overboard into craft

Navigation

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. 

CEVNI

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

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. 

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.

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