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Enter the world of Powerboating with the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course.

Whether you’re a beginner looking to gain essential boating skills or an experienced boater seeking formal certification, this course is your gateway to confident and safe powerboat handling.

During this two-day course, you’ll delve into the fundamentals of boat operation, navigation, and safety. Our experienced instructors will guide you through hands-on exercises, covering topics like launching and recovery, high-speed handling, collision avoidance, anchoring, and more. You’ll also learn how to interpret charts and tides, understand weather conditions, and navigate with precision.

By the end of the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course, you should feel confident and competent in your ability to operate a small boat safely during daylight hours. Whether you’re interested in leisurely cruising or more adventurous water activities, this certification is your key to enjoying the open waters with confidence.

Whether you’re looking to advance your career in the maritime industry or simply want to enjoy the thrill of powerboating, our Powerboat Level 2 course is the perfect opportunity to improve your skills and achieve your goals. Sign up today and take the first step towards becoming a skilled and confident powerboater!

Cancellation policy: Strictly 7 days notice is required. If cancelled within 7 days, the course will not be refunded/re-scheduled. In the event of the centre needing to cancel this course, we will offer full refunds.

More Information

This course is suitable for ages 16+

You do not need previous powerboating experience (The Level 1 is not a pre-requisite for this course, adults should be able to start from Level 2)

Clothing: We will provide a buoyancy aid that must be worn.

  • We advise all participants to bring warm layers and also a waterproof coat in case it rains!
  • Shoes that can get wet as if it’s raining water can gather at the bottom of the boat (Wellies/old trainers)

Lunch: You will get a break 45-60 minutes for lunch each day

  • Bring a packed lunch along with you or visit one of the many eatery places at Salford Quays. There is also a Tesco express within a 5 minute walK.

Passport Photo:

  • Please bring along a passport style photo so we can issue you with a licence. We cannot give you a licence if you fail to bring a picture.

RYA Powerboat Scheme Syllabus and Logbook – Can be purchases in site (or as an add on when you book)


Progression post course:


Strictly 7 days

You can get a refund up to 7 days before your course is due to start if you wish to cancel.

If you cannot make the scheduled course on the day, we cannot issue any refunds.

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