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North Staffs Powerboat / Dam Head / Rudyard Lake / Staffordshire ST13 8XB

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Level 2 - Direct Assessment- £150 (½ Day)

A half day to assess you to the standard of the Powerboat Handling Certificate Level 2.

The assessment may be conducted in a variety of boat types, both planning and displacement, and the certificate issued will be endorsed to show the type(s) of boat in which the assessment took place.

Course Duration: ½ Day

Min Age: 12 years old - 12 to 16 year olds will receive a Level 1 certificate which will be endorsed – “The holder should only use powered craft under the supervision of a responsible adult”.

The assessment will follow the format as identified in the G20 Logbook and is a Pass / Fail assessment. You should note that this is an assessment only and candidates should ensure they are prepared for a practical and theory assessment.

Level 2 - Direct Assessment

Course Dates 2018

Dates for these assessments are organised ‘On Demand’.

Contact us via the ‘Contact Us Page’ to discuss dates and your assessment day.

RYA Level 2 Powerboat Direct Assessment - Assessment will cover



- Boat Handling Low Speed & High Speed

- Turning in a confined space

- Securing to a buoy  

- Leaving and coming alongside  

- Man Overboard


THEORY – Section B - There will be a written exam paper to check your knowledge - an oral assessment is available if required.

Types of craft: advantages and disadvantages of different hull forms with respect to sea keeping ability

Engines and drives: advantages and disadvantages of outboard, inboard and outdrive units, single and twin screws, choice and use of fuels

Siting of fuel tanks, fuel lines, batteries, wiring and fire extinguishers

Routine engine maintenance checks, basic fault diagnosis

Close down procedure

Advice to inland drivers about coastal waters

Use and limitations of GPS

Application of local byelaws, especially around commercial shipping

Sources of weather information Understands:

Awareness of other water users

Communication with other craft – hand and sound signals

Disabled craft, Emergency action preventing sinking, Adrift – alternative means of propulsion

Towing and being towed

Fire precautions and fire fighting

Rope work

Distress signals and the Mayday call

Apply IRPCS, principally rules 5,7,8,9, 12-19


 If you have any concerns then talk to us about having a bespoke day where we spend the morning reviewing your skills and providing an update and demonstration of the skills required to pass the assessment.

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