As a charity we try to keep the cost of our courses down but it doesnt mean we reduce the quality. Our instructors strive to ensure participants learn new skills and importantly enjoy themselves. Safer Waters rely on the below RYA courses to fund our Safety Boat Service to community events. So thank you to all who attend our courses.

Powerboat level 2 handling (PB2)

Course Duration – 2 day

Without a doubt the most popular RYA Powerboat Course in the world, the RYA Powerboat Level 2 is a two-day practical and theory course that acts as the starting point for providing all the skills and background knowledge that you need to go afloat safely, including man overboard recovery and collision regulations.

It is also the most popular powerboat charter qualification and is also known as the ‘Powerboat Handling Level 2’. Those gaining their Powerboat Level 2 can then apply to the RYA for their ICC (International Certificate of Competence).

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First Aid

Course Duration – 1 day

Our one-day First Aid course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries, or on cross-channel passages. This course is MCA approved and satisfies the requirements for Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster and Advanced Powerboat certificates of competence and some commercial work afloat.

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Marine VHF SRC

Marine Radio SRC Course and Exam

Course Duration – 1 day

This RYA Marine radio SRC (Short range certificate) course and exam for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A vhf radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio either fixed or hand held. Bottom line is that you need an RYA VHF Radio License otherwise known a Short Range Certificate.

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ICC  Assessment

Course Duration – 1 Day

The ICC (or to give it its full title International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft) is a certificate which is intended to provide evidence of competence when requested by officials in foreign countries. It was historically known as the International Certificate of Competence. 

(Where evidence of competence is necessary, is intended for British recreational boaters operating UK registered Pleasure Vessels and is based both on what we understand the law to say and boaters’ experiences in the country. The RYA generally recommends carrying the ICC as evidence of competence in other European countries).

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Safety Boat

Course Duration – 2 Days

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. It is strongly recommended that a member of the rescue crew should hold a first aid certificate (or should have experience of first aid).

Applicants should have a basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers (though not essential). RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate must be held prior to this course