Course information

Provides the skills and background knowledge needed by the competent powerboat driver and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.

  • No prerequisite qualifying courses needed. May be preceded by RYA Powerboat Level 1
  • Minimum age is 12 years old (Under 16s will be issued with an endorsed certificate).


The two day course covers all you need to know for self-sufficient power boating at a basic level. The course includes launching, mooring, anchoring and recovery plus all the boat driving skills required for basic competence in a powerboat. Planing manoeuvres, man overboard, the use of GPS, as well as coastal navigation, tides and weather are all included.

After completing the course you will be self-sufficient in handling a powerboat in the right conditions, aware of your own limitations and those of your craft.

You may be able to apply to the RYA for the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) after completing this course*. This costs £50.00, or free to RYA members, and is valid for 5 years. Please check the RYA website to see if you qualify for it, see the below.

* Some restrictions may apply if you are not a UK resident, for more information visit the RYA website.*

Course dates

Day 1Day 2
Saturday 6th JulySunday 7th July
Monday 29th JulyTuesday 30th July
Monday 13th AugustTuesday 14th August
Saturday 24th AugustSunday 25th August
Tuesday 3rd September Wednesday 4th September

Course price

£350 per person

Price includes buoyancy aids, basic wet weather protection if required, log book and fuel.

How is the course run?

  • All courses run from 9am to 5:30pm (approximately)
  • Maximum number of people per course is 3
  • Andark supports equal opportunities, and if you have any special requirements, please contact us.

How to book

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Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.