Powerboat Courses

Absolute Aqua Ltd – Powerboat Courses

RYA Powerboat Level 1 – An Introduction to Powerboating
An essential course if you have a powerboat or you intend to drive one, providing the knowledge to carry out basic boat manoeuvres more info

RYA Powerboat Level 2 – The National Powerboat Certificate
Including the RYA Level 1 syllabus and building on it by providing you with a sound knowledge of driving a powerboat at high and low speeds, coming alongside, anchoring and man overboard techniques. It also leaves you open to obtaining your International Certificate of Competence (recognised in Europe) and is a requirement for those that want to work within the watersports industry more info

RYA Powerboat Level 2 – Direct Assessment
Course length – 1day
Certification – RYA Level 2, The National Powerboat Certificate (coastal)
Previous experience – Candidates should have the equivalent of at least 6 months powerboat handling experience more info

RYA Powerboat Level 2 – Direct Assessment
Course length – 1day
Certification – RYA Level 2, The National Powerboat Certificate (coastal)
Previous experience – Candidates should have the equivalent of at least 6 months powerboat handling experience more info

ICC – International Certificate of Competence
The licence required to drive a powerboat in Europe more info

NEW RYA Intermediate Course – Powerboat Day Cruising
This course covers coastal powerboat training by day with focus on traditional chart work and the use of GPS for high-speed navigation and pilotage. Students are expected to plan and execute their own passages which make this course the perfect knowledge builder after RYA Level 2 more info

RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate
For the experienced power boater providing additional skills such as rough water handling and night navigation more info

RYA Powerboat CEVNI Tests – Inland waters certificate/ ICC
A written test for those that want to use their craft on inland waterways in the UK or in Europe. The test is based on the CEVNI rules (European Inland Waterways regulations). This is a mulitple choice question paper based on the rules laid out in the book ‘Euroregs for Inland Waterways.’ If you require your ICC to cover you for using your craft on Inland waters then this is the test for you more info

Private Powerboat Tuition
A course tailored to each individual’s requirements, whatever standard they are more info

Powerboat – Own Boat Tuition
A chance to use your own boat either to carry out a course or just to feel more confident on the water more info

PWC – Personal Watercraft Courses
A one day course to ensure you get the best out of your Wetbike/Jetski. Learn how to drive safely and responsibly with maximum excitement!
Internationally recognised certificate, can help lower insurance and is now required by many port authorities before access to water is allowed. Getting your certificate is like a protection on your investment, knowing you have the knowledge and skills to look after yourself, passengers and other water-users more info

Powerboat – Kids Afloat – Youth Powerboat Training
Powerboat training for kids in the easter and summer school holidays.
Aim: To encourage young people (8-16 year olds) to participate in RYA powerboat courses.
Instructors: RYA qualified & experienced in child care and childrens teaching!

RYA Level 1 – An introduction to powerboating (8-16 year olds)
Syllabus: As adult level 1 more info

RYA Level 2 – The National powerboat certificate (12-16 year olds)
Syllabus: As adult level 2 more info

RYA Powerboat Instructor Course
Duration – 3 days
Pre-requisites – RYA Powerboat level 2, RYA VHF, RYA First Aid more info

RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor Course
Pre-requisites – RYA powerboat instructor, RYA Advanced powerboat certificate, RYA VHF, RYA First Aid more info

Shorebased – First Aid – Small Craft UsersA one day course covering First Aid and resuscitation techniques for the small boat user, including knowledge of the treatment of hypothermia more info

Shorebased – RYA/MCA VHF/SRC/GMDSS Certificate
Holding your marine radio certificate is a legal requirement for all VHF users. The course is just single day, but covers all the information in a fun, practical way so that you can use your VHF comfortably out on the water. GMDSS update With the new GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety system) which is now in nearly all fixed VHF sets, it means we all need to update our knowledge. We therefore offer a GMDSS update course, which is just half a day so that you will beable to update your knowledge and original VHF certificate to cover its uses more info

RYA Radar Course
Powerboats, yachts and motorcruisers increasingly have radars onboard. The International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea state that if you have a radar onboard, you must know how to use it. This course satisfies the requirements of this legislation and some catergories of commercial work afloat more info

RYA Basic Navigation & Safety Course
A basic introduction to navigation and safety for anyone new to boating: powerboaters, jetskiers, sailors, sea anglers, divers and boatmasters. Also useful for experienced dinghy and keelboat sailors and inshore racers more info