Lucky on a Powerboat Level 2 course

Lucky on a Powerboat Level 2 course

Lucky on a Powerboat Level 2 course

Forth Power Marine Training is recognised to deliver practical training in all aspects of Powerboating from the introduction to powerboating at Level 1 all the way to assisting you to being commercially endorsed at Advanced Powerboat allowing you to skipper commercial vessels up to 24m in length.

In addition we can offer theory training that supports this training including Dayskipper theory, SRC VHF radio and sea survival.

For more detailed information on RYA training follow the link

Please contact Forth Power Marine Training to discuss all aspects of training.

Unfortunately due to an increasing number of no-shows a £50 deposit per person will be required for any practical course prior to the dates offered being secured.
This deposit can only be refunded if another student is found to take over the space, if this is not possible the training school will keep the deposit to cover administration costs.
Course rescheduling/date changes can be made up to 3 weeks before the course date at no extra charge, within 3 weeks we will do our best to accommodate however an administration fee may be applicable.

Marine Radio (SRC)

A course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A 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. This includes both fixed and hand held equipment using International channels. Your radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call. All new VHF sets are either fitted, or can be interfaced, with DSC allowing calls to specific vessels. If you hold the ‘old’ VHF licence (pre-1999) you need to upgrade your qualification if you purchase new equipment. This can be done by attending this one-day course or, if no tuition is required, you can enter for direct examination.

£110 (plus £70 paid direct to RYA for exam / Certificate

Courses run throughout year - contact for information

RYA Powerboat level 2

This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence. It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations. The course can be taken inland or on the coast and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.

£255 (£455 for 1-2-1 training or own boat tuition)

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RYA Intermediate

This course covers the practical use of pilotage and passage planning by day on coastal waters using both traditional and electronic navigational techniques. This course builds on the foundation knowledge of the level 2 course and is suited to those who aim to drive larger more powerful powerboats. During the two days you will cover, cruising at planing speed and more advanced boat handling. It is recommended for anyone considering moving on to the Advanced course.

£285 (£455 for 1-2-1 tuition or own boat training)

Courses run throughout year - contact for information

RYA Dayskipper Theory

A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers. This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising. We are continually updating our courses to take into account developments in technology and the electronic navigation aids now available on most cruising boats. We have northern and southern hemisphere versions of our training materials. So, no matter where you are in the world, our course can be tailored to you. The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course, or by distance learning.

£340 (includes dayskipper pack)

To cater for all needs, we are happy to teach this course on a one-to-one basis.

RYA Advanced Powerboat

It includes navigation at planing speed, weather and other aspects of skippering powerboats on more challenging passages in coastal waters. Anybody undertaking this course should have the practical skills of the Intermediate course and knowledge of navigation to at least the standard of the Day Skipper shorebased course. Candidates should be competent to the standard of the Intermediate Powerboat Certificate with a thorough knowledge of the navigation and chartwork to the level of Coastal Skipper/RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased certificate. It is strongly recommended that candidates hold a first aid certificate and a VHF operators certificate.

£315 (£485 for 1-2-1 tuition or own boat training)

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International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

The ICC is a certificate which is intended to provide evidence of competence when requested by officials in foreign countries. 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 is sometimes known as the International Certificate of Competence.

£Contact school to discuss

Courses run throughout year - contact for information

Certificate of Competence (Powerboat Exam)

Having completed the RYA Advanced Powerboat Course, you may wish to take the MCA / RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence. This exam is intended for advanced drivers who wish to work commercially with open powerboats. It is broadly equivalent to the Yachtmaster Coastal Power Certificate of Competence Exam but examined in a smaller boat. To give you the best chance of passing, we offer an intensive course to prepare you for the final exam. This training course and exam is specifically aimed at the commercial sector (i.e. those wanting to drive powerboats for a living). The Advanced Certificate of Competence will qualify you as skipper (master) of powerboats up to 24m in length, up to 20 nm from a safe haven and to carry up to 12 passengers. The Advanced CoC is popular across the industry from corporate entertainment RIB drivers, through wind farm transfer crew and onto parts of the offshore industry.

£Contact school to discuss

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Bespoke Practical Training Courses

Have you been out of the game for a while? Do you have a new crew member? Have you up or down graded your vessel? Are you a company who requires your crew to be certificated and commercially endorsed to operate in a waterborne environment. Maybe its just a brush-up on the basics such as Time and distance or chart work (a common thing now that we live in a GPS world). Whatever your needs are we can arrange training to suit those needs. Although we are based in Port Edgar, South Queensferry ,near Edinburgh we shall be only to pleased to come to you. Should you wish to train on your own boat or use one of our school boats or just classroom work then training can be tailored to meet your needs.

£Rates will be set once we understand your requirements.

Courses run throughout year - contact for information

RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore

Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages. This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster™ Coastal and Yachtmaster™ Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills. As with the Day Skipper shorebased course, the RYA’s specially designed chart plotter software will be used during the course to give you a realistic taste of modern electronic navigation.

£450 (includes Yachtmaster pack)

Courses run throughout year - contact for information

Sea Survival Course

The RYA Sea Survival course is designed for all small craft users. The importance of having the knowledge to survive if you end up in an emergency situation at sea is crucial. It is a well proven fact that people with appropriate training are more likely to survive. Liferafts, the equipment they contain and survival techniques form the central part of the RYA Sea Survival course. You will be taught about how to launch rafts, what the initial and subsequent actions in a raft are and receive some sound advice on longer term survival. Other topics covered include the design of lifejackets, hypothermia and Search and Rescue techniques. The RYA Sea Survival course includes a two hour practical session in a pool and students are encouraged to bring along their own wet weather gear and lifejacket, however this is provided if needed. The reason we ask you to wear the real kit is in order to experience first hand the problems of entering and assisting the entrance of others, into an inflated and uncooperative liferaft whilst fully kitted out. This is a really hands on course that is taught by an experienced Sea Survival instructor. This qualification is required for those seeking commercial endorsements on both power and sailing certificates,


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RYA First Aid

During the RYA First Aid Training Course you will be taught the latest resuscitation techniques and how to deal with a range of medical emergencies from asthma to care of unconscious patients, including the recovery position, CPR, cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure, seasickness and dehydration, medical assistance or advice by VHF, helicopter rescue. This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for all those who go afloat, on inland waters or up to 60 miles offshore. The syllabus is based on the recommendations of the Health and Safety Executive and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The certificate fulfils the requirements of the MCA Code of Practice for the skippers of small commercial vessels up to category 2 and for all RYA practical instructors. This course is delivered by an experienced first aid instructor who has military experience and currently serves with the Police & Coastguard.


No pre-course experience is necessary. Duration of course is one day. Minimum age for this course is 12 years.

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