RYA Powerboat - Advanced Certificate

What is special about this course?

This course is for leisure and professional boaters wanting to undertake more adventurous trips.

It includes navigation by day and night, weather and other aspects of skippering a small boat on more challenging passages in coastal waters.

With the addition of a commercial endorsement, this qualification allows you to carry 12 fee-paying passengers 20 miles from a safe haven.

Entry requirements

Candidates are assumed to be competent to RYA Intermediate Certificate with Day Skipper Shore-based Certificate in Navigation and Chart work. Mandatory requirements are a First Aid Certificate and VHF Operator's Certificate. Minimum age of candidates is 17 years.

  • Preparation for sea
  • Boat handling
  • Passage making and responsibility as skipper
  • Pilotage
  • Meteorology,
  • Rules of the road
  • Use of engines
  • Emergency situations
  • Night cruising

How will I study my course?

    How long will my course last?

    2 Days

    This is a 2 day course including 1 night passage.

    Where can I study my course?

    • Mallaig

    Start date

    Call your college centre to register your interest.

    How much will my course cost?

    £350.00. This includes the certificate from the RYA.

    What funding can I apply for?

    You may be eligible for an Individual Training Account (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland to help pay for this course.

    Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Training Accounts are for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. You must have an income of £22,000 a year or less or be on certain benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the cost of learning or training.

    You can apply for an ITA if you are not undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

    ITAs are available if you are interested in learning something new or developing an existing skill to support you in work. There is a wide range of courses to choose from and you can study with any ITA approved learning provider, including learning centres, local colleges, universities and private training providers. To find out more or to apply, visit myworldofwork.co.uk

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    There are many other RYA courses you could consider. 


    Is there more information available online?

    You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

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