RYA Powerboat Level 2

What is special about this course?

Regarded by many as the 'driving licence' for powerboats, our RYA Powerboat Level 2 course offers a thorough introduction to powerboat handling.

Entry requirements

None (it is not necessary to have completed the level 1 course)

 Topics covered include:

  • Launching and recovery
  • Confined space manoeuvring
  • Mooring
  • Man over board procedure
  • Anchoring
  • Towing
  • Engine checks
  • High speed handling
  • Collision regulations
  • Buoyage
  • Basic chartwork and navigation
  • Tides
  • Communication afloat
  • Emergency procedures

Your level 2 certificate can also be commercially endorsed.

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

This course is available at various college centres, contact us for further information.

How much will my course cost?


What funding can I apply for?

If you already have a Skills Development Scotland Individual Learning Account (ILA) then you can enrol on a course until 30 June 2017 as long as the course commences no later than 30 September 2017.

From October 2017, the scheme is being refreshed. For more information on how to apply for a new Individual Training Account (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland, go to:

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of this course candidates will be a self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft.

Is there more information available online?

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

Apply for RYA Powerboat Level 2

To apply for this course, please contact your

local college centre.

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