Powerboat Level 2


RYA Power Boat Level 2 course is a 2-day weekend course and typically runs between March and October at TYC each year.  

The course counts as coastal as our waters in Twickenham are tidal.

All of our courses are taught by RYA qualified instructors in groups with a maximum ratio of 3 students to each instructor. Teaching takes place on the water and in the classroom and we move between the two depending on the group, the weather conditions and the requirements of the curriculum (however please note the course is predominantly water based so relatively poor weather won’t stop us from going out on the water!).​

You will be provided with a life jacket.

We can provide advice on what is suitable to wear.

But being mindful of the weather you should consider;

waterproof clothing, warm layers (e.g. micro fleece etc.),  shoes you are happy to get wet, a towel,

a change of clothes, suntan cream, a hat,

a water bottle and lunch.

This entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence (no previous qualification is required). 


It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations. The course is classed as coastal and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.


Please note, minimum age - 12. Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate


View the RYA Power Boat Level 2 syllabus for course content here.​

Safety Boat

This two-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities.

It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Powerboat Handling certificate must be held prior to this course

For more information and entry qualifications click here.


International Certificate of Competence

The RYA Power Boat Level 2 course makes you eligible to apply for – click here for more information.


The ICC is a certificate which is intended to provide evidence of competence when requested by officials in foreign countries.

If you require further information please contact us at: courses@twickenhamyc.org

Click here for Course Dates and Payment