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 manoeuvers, 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.

Andark can also offer the unique opportunity to get a PADI Distinctive Specialty as a PADI Boat Handler.

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

Course dates

Day 1Day 2
Saturday 19th August Sunday 20th August
Thursday 31st August Friday 1st September
Saturday 14th OctoberSunday 15th October
Thursday 26th OctoberFriday 27th October
Saturday 9th December Sunday 10th December

Course price

£299 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

Booking a course with Andark couldn’t be more straight forward, there are three simple steps to follow:

  1. Phone us to check the availability of the course that you have chosen, and the dates you wish to attend.
  2. Download and complete the booking form, and return to us by post, or email.

Please click on the icons on the right to download a PDF copy of our booking and medical declaration forms.

Booking Form

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Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.