RYA Powerboat Level 2

By the end of the course you should be a self-sufficient power boater in the right conditions.

RYA Powerboat Level 2

The course is suitable for anyone who owns a powerboat or if you would like develop skills to operate a powerboat in a safe and responsible manner. No prior experience is required for those wishing to join the course. The course is overseen by a qualified instructor who will provide full training and assessment.



Upon successful completion of all requirements of the syllabus you will be awarded the RYA National Powerboat Level 2 certificate. The RYA National Powerboat Level 2 certificate is also a pre-requisite for:

The certificate can also be used as proof of competence when applying for the International Certificate of Competence. (ICC). This is something that we can build into the course.


Outline Syllabus

  • Launching and recovery
  • Low and high speed manoeuvres
  • Securing to a buoy
  • Knots and ropework
  • Anchoring
  • Types of craft and engine
  • Coming alongside
  • Awareness of other water users
  • Clothing and equipment
  • Weather
  • Man overboard procedure
  • Emergency procedures

The course will be taught in a highly practical manner using both outboard and inboard engine powerboats and supported by shore-based sessions providing essential background knowledge.


Course Prices

Number of People Price Per Person
1 £450.00
2 £360.00
3 £340.00

Prices are per person and are for a 2 day course.


What’s Included

  • Instruction by Royal Yachting Association qualified instructor
  • Maximum group size of three people
  • Protective clothing and safety equipment
  • RYA logbook and certificate


What’s Not Included

  • Personal insurance
  • Towels



The course dates show your actual activity days and the course will run from 10am to around 4.30pm each day. There will be a break for lunch at a convenient time. Please arrive at 9:45am on your first day to book into the centre.


What To Bring

  • Trainers or wellies
  • Warm clothes, hats & gloves (it can get very cold on the lake!)
  • Sun block & sunglasses (fingers crossed!)
  • Passport photo for certificate



Lunch is not supplied however those attending courses at The Watersports Centre are eligible for a discount of 10% off food at the Langdale Lounge at Low Wood Bay. Alternatively candidates can bring their own lunch.


Age Limits

The minimum age for this course is 16 years old.


Course Dates

We are not currently running any RYA courses. We do aim to restart offering courses in the future outside of peak season. Email watersports.lowwood@englishlakes.co.uk to enquire.




Pre-booking is essential.

Hire & Activities can be booked by calling us on:

015394 39441

All sessions are subject to availability & weather conditions.

Courses are not currently available to book. We aim to restart offering courses outside of peak season (school holidays), email watersports.lowwood@englishlakes.co.uk to enquire.

Before arrival please check:
Opening Times | Terms & Conditions | Car Parking & Facilities

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