RYA / MCA Advanced Powerboat Exam

Pre-requisite Qualifications and Experience
Navigation Candidates should be competent to the standard of the Intermediate Powerboat Certificate with navigation and chartwork to the level of Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory Certificate.
Radio Operators Qualification A restricted (VHF only) Radio Operators Certificate or a GMDSS Short Range Certificate or higher grade of marine radio certificate
First Aid A valid first aid certificate*. First aid qualifications held by Police, Fire and Armed Services are also acceptable.
Seatime 2 years relevant experience including night pilotage. As a guide 30 days, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours. If you hold an RYA Advanced Powerboat Course Completion Certificate the seatime is reduced to: 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles, 12 night hours. All qualifying seatime must be within 10 years prior to the exam.
Examination Duration 1 candidate: 4 to 5 hours 2 candidates: 5 to 6 hours 3 candidates: 6 to 7 hours. No more than three candidates can be examined in one session.
Minimum age 17
Course Price £350 includes use of vessel and fuel for the examination
Examination Price for the latest RYA fees see https://www.rya.org.uk/courses-training/exams/Pages/exam-fees.aspx
Course Dates By arrangement.
How to book Call us on (01656) 880033 or email us on info@oneocean.co.uk to book your course.

To book an exam see : https://www.rya.org.uk/courses-training/exams/Pages/book-your-exam.aspx

To have the Advanced certificate commercially endorsed, the candidate must also hold a sea survival certificate and undergo a medical examination – ML5 or ENG1.

Having completed the Advanced Course candidates may want to take the RYA/MCA 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 Coastal Skipper Certificate of Competence Exam but for smaller boats.

To give a candidate the best chance of passing OneOcean Sea School offer an intensive preparation training course. This will include a night exercise with our Instructor.

As guidance the RYA recommends that candidates would usually have the following experience gained over two years

  • 30 days on board, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours

For holders of the Advanced Course Completion Certificate this sea time is reduced to 20 days and 400 miles.

COURSE CONTENT: During the exam candidates will be tested on their night pilotage and navigation skills as well as advanced boat handling and theory. Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate that they are competent skippers.

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