RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course in Lancashire

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course in Lancashire

£ 264

Chorley, Lancashire

Beginner & Intermediate
Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Minimum age: 12
Chorley, Lancashire
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Flexible
£ 264

Activity Highlights:

Embark on an exciting journey of mastering powerboat driving with our RYA Powerboat Level 2 course. This comprehensive two-day course is designed to equip you with the essential skills and confidence to handle small powerboats safely.

Key Details

  • Duration: 2 consecutive days
  • Timing: 8.30am – 5.00pm
  • Price: £264 per person
  • Minimum Age: 12 years (certificates for under 16s are specially endorsed)
  • Catering: Includes breakfast and a hot lunch on both days
  • 2024 Dates: 17th & 18th February, 18th & 19th May, 14th & 15th September, 16th & 17th November 2024

Key Skills

Throughout the course, you’ll learn vital skills including:

  • Launching and recovering a powerboat from a road trailer.
  • High and low-speed manoeuvres.
  • Seamanship skills such as man-overboard recovery, mooring, and anchoring.
  • Essential engine maintenance.
  • Practical use of charts, compasses, and understanding tides and weather.

Course Breakdown

Our hands-on approach ensures that you get ample time to practice manoeuvres and hone your skills on a variety of boats, from tiller-controlled Rigiflex dinghies to larger 5-metre RIBs. The course is structured to offer a mix of shore-based instruction and practical sessions on the water, maximising learning opportunities in diverse scenarios.


  • This course is suitable for beginners. You do not need to have completed Powerboat Level 1 to partake in Powerboat Level 2.
  • Ages 12+, with certificated for under-16s specially endorsed.

Why Choose Us?

Our centre provides the perfect environment for developing your powerboating skills. With varied water conditions and moorings, you’ll have ample opportunity to practice and refine your techniques. Our experienced instructors are dedicated to ensuring a safe, enjoyable, and educational experience. Whether you’re aiming for further qualifications or simply looking to enjoy the thrills of powerboating, our course is designed to cater to your goals. Join us and set the course for your powerboating adventure!

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What's Included:

  • RYA National Powerboat Certificate (Level 2) upon successful completion.
  • Comprehensive training on different types of powerboats.
  • All necessary equipment and safety gear.
  • Expert instruction from experienced and friendly instructors.
  • Breakfast and a hot lunch each training day.

What's Not Included:

  • Personal gear (waterproof clothing, etc.).
  • Transport to and from the centre.
  • Accommodation - can be arranged on-site upon request.


Frequently Asked Questions

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 certification enables you to:

  • Operate Small Powerboats: Confidently handle small powerboats in various conditions. You can drive a powerboat to 10m in length and of any horsepower.
  • Apply for International Certificate of Competence (ICC): Use the certification as proof of competence to apply for the ICC, which is required for boating in many European countries.
  • Progress in Boating Education: It’s a prerequisite for higher-level courses, such as RYA safety boat courses.
  • Pursue Instructor Roles: Essential for those aiming to become RYA Dinghy or Start Windsurfing Instructors.
  • Enhance Personal Boating Skills: Gain confidence and competence for personal boating activities, including leisure and fishing trips.

No, it’s not necessary to have completed Powerboat Level 1 before taking Level 2. Our Level 2 course is designed to cater to both beginners and those with some experience. The course covers all the fundamentals, ensuring that even newcomers to powerboating can confidently learn and master the necessary skills.

During the course, you’ll train on a range of boats to provide a comprehensive learning experience. This includes tiller-controlled Rigiflex dinghies and larger 5-metre Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs). This variety ensures that you gain experience handling different types of powerboats, preparing you for a range of boating scenarios.

The minimum age for participants is 12 years. However, it’s important to note that certificates for participants under 16 will be endorsed to reflect their age. This endorsement acknowledges the skills acquired while also considering the age-related limitations in terms of operating powerboats unsupervised.

Safety is our utmost priority, so we constantly monitor weather conditions. If the weather is not conducive to safe powerboating, we will modify the course schedule accordingly. This might involve more shore-based learning or rescheduling the practical sessions. We strive to ensure that all participants receive comprehensive training, regardless of weather disruptions.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive the RYA National Powerboat Certificate (Level 2). Our instructors assess participants throughout the course, ensuring they meet all the necessary competencies, including boat handling, safety procedures, and seamanship skills. This certificate is recognised nationally and can be used as proof of competence for various boating activities and further qualifications.

Our recommended kit list is:

  • Full set of spare clothing including dry shoes
  • Sun cream
  • Insect repellent
  • Anorak or waterproof jacket
  • Fleece
  • Trainers
  • Old shoes (to get wet)
  • Towel
  • Bag(s) for dirty/wet clothes
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Hats, gloves and scarf for winter months
  • Any personal medication (please make centre staff aware of this)

Yes, we cater for all types of food allergies and religious food requirements. We ask that you inform our reception team at least 2 weeks prior to your visit to allow our catering team to source the necessary ingredients and produce a suitable menu.

Accommodation is not included in this course. However, it can be arranged upon request and subject to availablity. The majority of our bedrooms sleep between 3 to 4 in bunk beds in each room. Sheets, duvets and pillows are provided. All rooms are en-suite.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy


  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 


  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts