RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 OVERVIEW:
Whether you are new to powerboating or have some experience and are looking for certification, the Powerboat Level 2 course could well be for you. Level 2 offers a general introduction to powerboating and teaches core boat handling and safety skills.
The RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is generally considered as the licence for powerboats; it is often deemed the equivalent to a driving licence. The qualification is widely recognised throughout the world. The Powerboat Level 2 covers everything in the RYA Powerboat Level 1 and a lot more
Powerboat training with Chieftain Training isn’t all about the certification, though. The two day course will equip you with the necessary safety skills, will help to build confidence and is always fun. Satisfy your need for speed in our relaxed and safe environment with this ever popular powerboat course.
RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 DURATION:
The Powerboat Level 2 course takes two days (0930 to 1700 hrs) to complete.
As one of our most popular training courses, it runs most 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.
RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 PRE REQUISITES:
- 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; Under 16s are advised to “Not be in charge of a powerboat unless under the supervision of a responsible adult”.
RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 CONTENT:
This course is largely practical so although there are some short theory sections to complete, wherever possible this is done on board the powerboat.
The course essentially provides everything you need to get started with an emphasis on you becoming confident and competent at boat handling and being aware of the associated safety consideration and equipment. The RYA Powerboat Level 2 is broadly equivalent to a series of driving lessons, but a lot more fun.
The Powerboat Level Two will prepare you for driving a powerboat unsupervised with confidence. While primarily a boat handling course you may consider following it up with the RYA Intermediate Powerboat Course which covers high speed navigation and passage making in far more detail.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 COURSE:
Level 2 Powerboat training at Chieftain Training 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 our RIBs (rigid inflatable boats)
- Loan of a life jacket
- RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate
- RYA Start Powerboating Handbook
- Free on street parking
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN OUR RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 COURSE:
- Wet weather gear (this can be hired for £5 a day)
- Lunch (available to buy locally)
OPTIONAL RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 COURSE EXTRAS:
International Certificate of Competence
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, or is free for RYA members.
Fast Track 1:1 day for experienced drivers
If you are a more experienced powerboater hoping to gain your Level 2 certifucate and don’t wish to undertake the introductory elements of the Level 2 course, you can instead attend a shorter 1:1 course which consists of the relevant coaching and a direct assessment. Please contact us to find out more.
“Teen” powerboat Level 2 courses
Lets face it, our kids probally have more fun without us around. 12-15 years old can join a youth only course. They receive the same course, however they will be learning with other 12-15 year olds.
Own Boat Tuition
We can run this course on board a student’s own boat instead of ours. We can train 1-3 of you at a time and bespoke the course around your boat and your likely usage.
RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 COURSE RATIOS:
This course will run with no more than 3 students per boat/instructor, sometimes less.
BOOKING RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 COURSE:
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 contact us and 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.
WHY CHOOSE CHIEFTAIN TRAINING FOR YOUR RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 COURSE?
Chieftain Trining is a family run organisation 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.
Our Director has been in the business for three decades and know what works best. He trains new Instructors on behalf of the RYA and picks the best to work with us so we 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 are a training provider, we don’t get distracted by charter, holiday, boat sales or anything else. Our sole interest is in training .We think it important for our students to learn with high quality, modern kit, so this is what we provide as standard. Our XS Powerboats (6 & 7m) were bought specifically for training purposes.
We have a RYA Powerboat Advanced Trainer on 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.
IS THE POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 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 will drive the tender
- Powerboat owners
- Offshore wind farm crew
- Harbour masters, police
- Safetyboat crew and cox’ns
- Lifeboat volunteers
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.
RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 DIRECT ASSESSMENT
If you have existing experience of power-boating but now require a Level 2 Certificate then there is tehe option to attend a bespoke direct assessment. This option will save you time versus attending a two day course but is served for this with existing experience.
Half day RYA Powerboat Level 2 Direct Assessment
The Instructor will expect you to perform the following manoeuvres
- Holding Off
- Departing from and returning to an alongside berth in various states of wind and/or tide
- Turn using warps
- Picking Up a Mooring
- Turning in a confined Space
- Planning speed handling
You will also need to answer oral questions on the following subjects
- Safety equipment
- Sources of weather info
- Basic chartwork / passage planning
One Day RYA Powerboat Level 2 Direct Assessment
If some of the above skills are a little out of practice then we can offer you a bespoke one-day 1:1 option (for experienced power-boaters only). We conduct your 1:1 direct assessment in the afternoon, but before that ,our Instructor spends the morning with you coaching those skills/knowledge which are a little rusty.
Direct assessments are bespoke, please contact us to arrange.
BOOKING THE RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 COURSE:
If the dates below do not suit you we can set up a bespoke 1:1, 2:1 or group course at a time that suits you.