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RYA Powerboat Instructor Skills Assessment

Half day


This short course is compulsory for anyone wishing to sign up for a powerboat instructors course.



It is a check on your proficiency in boat handling and your background knowledge of the shore-based elements of the powerboat Level 2 course syllabus.

It’s a good opportunity for you to demonstrate your abilities in the subjects being assessed.

Picking up a mooring buoy
Charts & important symbols
Person overboard recovery
Turning in confined space
Tides & tidal streams
Coming alongside
IRPCS & Bylaws


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More Info

Half day

Student to instructor max ratio

1 : 1

Minimum age = 16




Knowledge Required

A high standard of boat handling, seamanship and personal knowledge is required, all to the level of powerboat level 2 certificate course.

What To Bring


(Even if it's not sunny) We go fast so the wind might make you tear up a little.

A jacket

+ gloves and a hat on colder days. It gets chilly on the river sometimes.

A good attitude to learn and demonstrate your knowledge!

A packed lunch or money to eat out

We have a fridge-freezer, kettle, microwave, small cooker, cutlery, plates, coffee/tea/sugar/milk for you to use.

Got A Boat?

Own Boat Tuition

If you've just bought a boat or are looking to boost your confidence in an area you are based, please get in touch! We can travel to you, or you can bring your boat to us.

  • Use of RIB incl. fuel

  • Use of lifejackets

  • Use of Kitchen

  • Hot/cold drinks

  • Experienced, enthusiastic and approachable instructors

  • Entry into G20 logbook upon  successful course completion

Skills Gained

When the assessment is completed your trainer will make an entry into your logbook G20 giving details of the venue, date and assessment outcome. This is what you will require to show your RYA Powerboat Instructor course trainer as proof of successful completion.


This course is ideal for employment at RYA training centres or working on
super yachts who wish to also qualify as a jet ski instructor.

Unlock your potential.

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Any questions? Check out or FAQs​, and please get in touch.

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