RYA Intermediate Powerboat

What is special about this course?

This course bridges the gap between Powerboat Level 2 and the Safety Boat / Advanced Powerboat courses. More time is given to pilotage, navigation, fuel and engine checks as well as the effect of waves and rougher conditions. The use of power trims, trim tabs and berthing in different conditions are also included.

Entry requirements

 Level 2 or equivalent experience

Planning a day cruise, boat preparation, boat handling, pilotage, passage making, man overboard

How will I study my course?

  • Short course

How long will my course last?


2 days, 9.30am-5pm

Where can I study my course?

    • Mallaig

Start date

Please contact us at rya.whc@uhi.ac.uk for further information or to book a place.




A Fee Waiver or funding of up to £200 could be available to help with payment of course fees, depending on your personal circumstances.

This support will be available for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. To be eligible, you must have income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on certain benefits.

You will also not be undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

Please contact your local college centre for more information about eligibility, or call us on 01397 874000.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Able to plan and execute short coastal passages by day.

Is there more information available online?

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To book a course or for further information just email rya.whc@uhi.ac.uk

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI West Highland. UHI West Highland operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.