RYA Powerboat Level 2 courses and RYA Safety Boat courses, also RYA Powerboat Level 1 courses. We are an accredited RYA Training Centre on the Northumberland coast, 40 minutes drive from Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England.

Our most popular course is the RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course.  On successful completion you will gain a certificate for planing craft with Coastal endorsement. This is a two day course.

At the end of the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course you should be able to handle a powerboat in familiar waters by day.   No previous experience is necessary. RYA Powerboat Level 2 is the standard generally  accepted by insurance companies and hire firms and can be converted to the ICC, International Certificate of Competence, for use abroad.

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is a two day course (8 hours per day) and takes place at our Shorebase at The Braid, Amble, Northumberland, using the Coquet Estuary and the sea out to Coquet Island. The Times and suitable dates vary according to the tides. We are only around a 40 minute drive from Newcastle upon Tyne.

Costs £220 per person for our RYA Powerboat Level 2 course including your  certificate (passport style photo required) and RYA Handbook. All the surplus income from all the courses that we run goes towards the Trust’s charitable work.

Our courses generally have between two and six participants. They take place both at weekends and weekdays.

So why not do your RYA Powerboat Level 2 here on the stunning Northumberland coast?

As it is a two day course you could turn it into a short weekend or midweek break. There is plenty of accommodation choices close by including: hotels, bed and breakfast guess houses, self catering cottages and caravan hire.

Courses run frequently throughout the year and are organised to meet demand.

To book or for further information, including course dates, please click or tap here to go to our contact page for phone number and email form.

If no courses are none planned we can hold your details until we have enough enquiries to make up a course.

If there are two of you or you are a group or organisation we can run a course specifically for you.

We also offer individual one day assessments for experienced powerboat handlers at a cost of £260 for assessing one person. One day assessment for two or more people, please call the Shorebase to discuss the cost.

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