RYA Powerboat Level 2 / ICC
Whether you are new to powerboating or have a bit more experience and are looking for certification, the Powerboat Level 2 could well be the course for you. The Level 2 offers a general introduction to powerboating and teaches core boat handling and safety skills.
Whilst there is no exam, the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is also known as the National Powerboat Certificate and is generally considered "the licence" for powerboats; it is often deemed the equivalent to a driving licence. The qualification is widely recognised throughout the world.
Powerboat training with Stormforce Coaching isn't all about the certification, though. Yes, our two day Level 2 course will equip students with the necessary safety skills and help to build confidence, but it is also about having fun. Satisfy your need for speed in our relaxed and safe environment with this ever popular powerboat course.
The Powerboat Level 2 course takes two days (0930 to 1700 hrs) to complete. As one of our most popular training courses, it runs every weekend and frequently during the week. Please contact us if you would like to book the course on a specific date as we are happy to set up courses to accommodate individual needs.
- This course is suitable for beginners and for those drivers with some experience who are looking for formal training.
- Minimum age of 12 years applies; certificates for under 16s will be endorsed "Not to be in charge of a powerboat unless under the supervision of a responsible adult".
The RYA Level Two syllabus includes picking up a mooring, turning in a confined space, anchoring, coming alongside pontoons, man overboard procedures, high speed manoeuvring, towing, basic passage planning, chart work and safety kit. The Powerboat Level Two will fully prepare you for driving a powerboat unsupervised with confidence.
If you require a powerboat licence for driving in other European countries, we can take care of the paperwork for your ICC (International Certificate of Competence), which is subject to a small RYA administration fee for non-RYA members.
Level 2 Powerboat training at Stormforce Coaching is comprehensive. We aim to make life as easy as possible for our students and provide the following within the course:
- 2 days of instruction
- Use of one of our modern RIBs
- Loan of a life jacket
- RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate
- RYA Start Powerboating Handbook
- 1 Year free introductory RNLI membership
- Free parking on site at Shamrock Quay Marina
What's Not Included:
You may wish to bring your own:
- Wet weather gear (although this can be hired for £5 a day)
- Lunch (this is available to buy locally)
If you are a more experienced powerboater hoping to gain your National Powerboat Certificate and don't wish to undertake the introductory elements of the Level 2 course, you can instead attend a shorter 1:1 course (1 : 1 fast track day) which consists of some coaching and a direct assessment. Please contact us to find out more.
Recommended Pre-Course Reading and Useful Books:
The Powerboat Level Two course is run every weekend and frequently during the week. If you can't find a suitable date from the list, please telephone 02380 231122 as we will do our best to arrange a convenient date.
We can also run the course 1:1 at a time that best suits you and even on your own boat, if you would prefer. Please contact us for details of own boat tuition.
Is this course for me?
Wondering if this is the course for you? The Powerboat Level 2 course is suitable for a wide range of people, from beginners wanting to gain skills and improve confidence, to those with a bit more experience looking to gain their powerboat 'licence'. Some people's aim is simply to be able to drive a speedboat for fun, others look to use the skill as a vehicle for their sport or job. This course might appeal to:
- Lifeboat crew
- Super Yacht deck crew who drive the tendor
- Powerboat owners
- Offshore wind farm crew
- Harbour masters, police
- Safetyboat crew and cox'ns
If you are unsure as to whether the Level Two course is the one for you, please don't hesitate to contact one of our course advisors to discuss your options in detail on 02380 231122.
Why choose Stormforce Coaching for this course?:
Stormforce Coaching is a family run business with a strong ethos committed to delivering the best quality training courses. We want you to learn and get the skills you sign up for, but we also want you to have fun.
We've been in the business for over a decade and know what works best. We have 9 RYA Powerboat Instructors on our full time staff, meaning we do not have to rely on external contractors and can offer our customers a consistently high quality course. It doesn't matter which course you book onto or on which date: you will be guaranteed to receive the best level of training possible.
We think it important for our students to learn with high quality, modern kit, so this is what we provide as standard. We update the fleet regularly, with the eldest RIB in our fleet bought new in 2010 and our XS Powerboats (6 & 7m) bought specifically for training purposes.
We also have two RYA Powerboat Trainers, Doug and Adie, amongst our full time staff (this is the highest powerboat appointment within the RYA schemes). As a result, our Instructors are kept on their toes, delivering a consistently high standard and course content will always be fresh and up to date. We count ourselves lucky to have such a luxury; very few Training Centres have even one RYA Trainer, far less have two and we hope you can benefit from this as much we do.
Individual Person Price: £279
Please call the office on 02380 231 122 or e-mail email@example.com for more information, or to book this course.
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