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Advanced Powerboat (‘CoC’) Commercial Exam - General

Advanced Powerboat Commercial Exam

The RYA/MCA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence (‘CoC’) Examination is undertaken by those wishing to operate craft commercially up to 20 miles from a safe haven by day or night.

Exam Duration

This can only be a rough guide and a whole variety of factors affect how long each examination lasts. As a guide though – 1 candidate 4 – 5 hours, 2 candidates 5 – 6 hours, 3 Candidates 6 – 7 hours

Minimum seatime required

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. Your theory knowledge should be at the level of RYA Yachtmaster Theory.

Examiner – student ratio

3 students to 1 RYA/MCA Examiner and boat.

Minimum Age

What training and preparation should I undertake before taking the examination?

This will vary from person to person but it is easy to underestimate the level that you need to be at for the Advanced Examination. The common mistake to make is to assume that because you have taken the Advanced Powerboat Course that you are at the right level. The Advanced Powerboat Course is a really good work-up to the exam and certainly most people should undertake it. However by way of example the Advanced Course may introduce you to night navigation whereas the exam requires you to demonstrate a high degree of competence at night way above the level you would have been at if the Advanced Course was your first trip out at night. In short the advanced course introduces techniques and methods whilst the exam tests that using those techniques and methods is second nature to you. This will only be the case if you have invested plenty of time practicing the methods and actually put them into practice on real passages.

Make sure that ahead of the exam that you ensure that your theory is fully up to scratch (you need to be at the level of RYA Yachtmaster Theory) and put time in ensuring your close quarter boat handling is very good in any conditions. You should be able to put a RIB into almost any marina berth the examiner chooses either bow or stern first in any conditions. Practicing the various pilotage techniques you will use day and night to ensure you are totally happy with their use is of course essential.

Overall the key thing is to ensure that you have enough experience and time afloat as you need to evidence a high degree of competence and confidence to the examiner. The examiner has to judge whether to recommend that you are capable of being responsible for 12 passengers so he/she has to be sure that you have the necessary skills.

Why choose Powerboat Training UK for your RYA Advanced Powerboat Examination?

Our boats ~ with 7.8m fully coded Ribcrafts based in both Poole and Lymington we are able to provide first class boats for you to use on the examination. Each RIB is fully equipped with all relevant safety equipment and are fitted with Icom and Garmin electronics.

Our location and teaching facilities ~ Poole Harbour is a truly amazing location – so much so that the RNLI and the Royal Marines base their training operations here.

Likewise our base in Lymington at Aquasafe Powerboat School is at Lymington Yacht Haven which like Cobbs Quay is a large marina with a huge range of craft. Our classrooms are well resourced, clean and professional.

Both locations provide a first class venue for an examination and except in extreme conditions exams are rarely weather affected.

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What is included in the examination fee and what else do I pay? The examination fee is set by the RYA each year and is available in our price list. It is payable to the RYA through the examiner on the day either by credit card or cheque.

You will also need to either provide your own boat or charter one of our RIBs.

If you charter on of our RIBs then this is at the rates detailed in our Course Prices – here

If you want to use your own craft you will need to provide a seaworthy vessel equipped with the following:

  • Lights conforming with IRPCS
  • VHF radio (may be portable)
  • GPS (may be hand held) or Plotter
  • Depth Sounder
  • Anchor, Chain and Warp
  • Basic tool kit and spares
  • Heaving line
  • Paddles or additional means of propulsion
  • Flares – 2 hand held, 2 orange smoke
  • Bilge pump or buckets / bailer
  • First Aid Kit

Additionally if not on the boat you will need to bring to the exam:

  • Laminated or waterproof charts
  • A GPS set (may be hand held)
  • Tide tables
  • Pilotage information for the local area, eg pilot books, port information etc
  • Plotting instruments

You must wear a 150 or 275 Newton lifejacket with a DoT(UK) approved lifejacket light.

Advanced Powerboat (‘CoC’) Commercial Exam - Syllabus

Syllabus for the Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence Examination

Preparation for Sea

  • Preparation of vessel
  • Safety brief
  • Stowing and securing gear for coastal passages
  • Engine operations and routine checks, fuel systems, kill cord
  • Fuel system, bleeding, changing filters and impellors

Boat handling

  • Hull forms and their handling characteristics, propeller configurations.
  • Knowledge of action to be taken in rough weather
  • Significance of tidal stream on sea conditions
  • Steering and power control through waves
  • Understanding and correct use of power trim and tabs
  • Towing, under open sea conditions and in confined areas
  • Strategy up and downwind and in heavy weather

Awareness of the effects of wind and tide when manoeuvring, including

  • Steering to transits and in buoyed channels
  • Turning in a confined space
  • All berthing and un-berthing
  • Picking up and leaving a mooring buoy
  • Recovery of man overboard
  • Awareness of ground speed and ability to hold the boat on station

Responsibilities of skipper

  • Can skipper the vessel with effective crew communication
  • Preparing the vessel for sea and for adverse weather
  • Tactics for heavy weather and restricted visibility
  • Emergency and distress situations
  • Customs procedures
  • Courtesy to other water users

Passage making and Pilotage Your chart work and theory knowledge should include:

  • Charts, navigational publications and sources of navigational information
  • Chart work, including position fixing and shaping course to allow for tide
  • Tidal heights and depths
  • Buoyage and visual aids to navigation
  • Instruments, including compasses, logs, echo sounders, radio navaids and chartwork instruments
  • Passage planning and navigational tactics
  • Importance of pre-planning High speed navigation, pre-planning and execution
  • Use of electronic navigation (GPS & Radar)
  • Pilotage techniques and plans for entry into or departure from harbour
  • Use of leading and clearing lines, transits and soundings as aids to pilotage.
  • Navigational records
  • Limits of navigational accuracy and margins of safety
  • Lee shore dangers

You should be able to enter and depart from a charted port by day or night. Your Examiner will give you a pilotage exercise and ask you to explain your planning. You will need to be aware of the problems of collision avoidance and how to determine your position by night.

Meteorology You should be able to use weather and tidal information to predict likely sea conditions and make passage planning decisions.

  • Definition of terms including the Beaufort Scale, and their significance to small craft.
  • Sources of weather forecasts
  • Weather systems and local weather effects
  • Interpretation of weather forecasts, barometric trends and visible phenomena
  • Ability to make passage planning decisions based on forecast information

Rules of the Road

Application of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. You should have a working knowledge of IRPCS as well as an understanding of their application.

Candidates will be expected to know what safety equipment should be carried on board the vessel, based either on the recommendations in RYA booklet C8, or the Codes of Practice for the Safety of Small Commercial Vessels. In particular, candidates must know the responsibilities of a skipper in relation to:

  • Fire prevention and fighting
  • Safety briefs
  • Hull damage/watertight integrity
  • Medical emergency
  • Towing and being towed
  • VHF emergency procedures
  • Explanation of helicopter rescue procedures
  • Use of flares
  • Man overboard
  • Search patterns
  • Lifejackets
  • Awareness of risks to passengers and crew through shock and vibration caused by operating at speed
  • Awareness of strategies to mitigate risk of injury caused by shock and vibration Candidates should be familiar with all the equipment on board the vessel, as they may be asked to use this during the examination.

Candidates should be familiar with all the equipment on board the vessel, as they may be asked to use this during the examination.

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Due to the entry requirements for the examination we always ask that we have a chat through the exam and your experience before we go ahead and agree dates with you and book you onto the examination. Obviously for most of the people that we book onto exams we are doing so alongside arranging other courses for them such as Yachtmaster Theory and the Advanced Powerboat Course.

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What is a commercial endorsement?

A commercial endorsement is required for work on board British flagged vessels subject to the MCA’s codes of practice for small commercial vessels.

A number of additional training courses and medical fitness certificates are required to be eligible for a commercial endorsement.

Which certificates can be commercially endorsed?

The following certificates can receive the standard commercial endorsement:

I) Course completion certificate:

  • RYA National Powerboat Certificate – Level 2
  • RYA National Powerboat Certificate – Advanced (only if issued before January 1, 2005)
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical course completion certificate, if supported by a Day Skipper Theory course completion certificate

II) Certificate of competence (exam passed):

  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence
  • RYA Yachtmaster CoastalCertificate of Competence
  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence
  • RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence
  • In addition, the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Ocean Certificates of Competence can receive the STCW endorsement.

Which certificate do I need?

The MCA’s codes of practice categorise British flagged commercial yachts according to the type of yacht and the waters in which they operate. It is this categorisation that determines which of the above certificates you will need.

The RYA is a certifying authority for the codes of practice and can give advice on the coding and categorisation of commercial yachts.

How do I apply for a standard commercial endorsement?

Send the following items to RYA Certification, RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble, Hampshire SO31 4YA:

  • Your original certificate – see list above
  • Your Professional Practices & Responsibilities certificate
  • A commercial endorsement application form
  • An ML5 or ENG1 medical fitness certificate
  • We can only accept the latest version of the ML5 form (currently Rev 04/12). Skippers working in category 1 or 0 waters will need the ENG1 medical. Contact the MCA for a list of approved doctors.
  • A copy of your Basic Sea Survival certificate or STCW Personal Survival Techniques
  • First Aid Certificate . There are some First Aid qualifications that are Unacceptable to the RYA/MCA (only required if applying for a commercial endorsement to a Day Skipper , Power Boat Level 2 or Advanced Powerboat Course Completion Certificate).
  • SRC Certificate or other acceptable marine radio operator’s certificate (only required if applying for a commercial endorsement to a Day Skipper , Power Boat Level 2 or Advanced Powerboat Course Completion Certificate.
  • A passport sized photo with your name on the back

Note : From April 2012 onwards applicants for the commercial endorsement also have to complete an online PPR course and assessment, as detailed here .

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The RYA Advanced Powerboat is a 2 day (and 1 night) course that builds confidence and competency in boat handling, seamanship, pilotage, and navigation in more challenging conditions (day & night). An examination is required for candidates who wish to attain an Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence (‘CoC’). A commercially endorsed CoC allows the individual to operate craft commercially up to 20 miles from a safe haven by day or night. It is a step-up license from the Power Boat Level II, suitable for deck crew looking to operate larger tenders, further distances with confidence and competence.

Course prerequisites / assumed knowledge.

  • Competent handling to the standard of the Intermediate Powerboat Certificate
  • Knowledge of navigation and chartwork to the level of Coastal Skipper
  • First aid certificate (Elementary First Aid as part of STCW Basic Training meets the requirement) (a prerequisite for the exam)
  • VHF SRC or higher certificate (a prerequisite for the exam)

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Minimum Duration:

The course runs over a minimum of 2 days which must include at least 1-night navigation exercise.

Course Outline:

  • Preparation for Sea
  • Boat Handling
  • Passage Making and Responsibility as Skipper
  • Meteorology
  • Rules of the Road
  • Use of Engines
  • Emergency Situations
  • Night Cruising

Course Outcome:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to plan and execute coastal trips and return to a familiar port or superyacht by day and night.

Those who wish to obtain an Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competency must pass the Advanced Powerboat Examination

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Prerequisites:.

Seatime required: (If the below sea time requirement is met, and the student has the required knowledge, the exam can be taken without completing the Advanced Powerboat course. Completion of the course will reduce the sea time and experience requirement. Please view information on the RYA website or contact a training provider through the links at the bottom of this page for more details)

  • 30 days at sea, which may be reduced to 20 days at sea if an RYA Advanced Powerboat course completion certificate is held;
  • 2 days as skipper;
  • 800 miles, which may be reduced to 400 miles if an RYA Advanced Powerboat Course completion certificate is held;
  • 12 night hours.

Certification / qualifications required:

  • A GMDSS-compliant Marine Radio Operator's Certificate such as the RYA Short Range Certificate or higher
  • Valid first aid certificate (the STCW Elementary First Aid meets these requirements for yacht crew who have completed their basic training.

Exam duration:

  • 4-7 hours depending on the number of candidates. COntact an exam facilitator to find out more information.

Commercially Endorsed Advanced Powerboat Coc (Certificate of Competence)

Provided the exam is passed and the prerequisites are met, this certificate can be commercially endorsed with allowing the crew members to drive commercial vessels up to 24m in length, subject to MCA’s codes of practice, the flag under which the vessel operates as well as the region. This makes the course a viable option for the crew members who need to drive large tenders but do not hold Yachtmaster certifications.

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Who is the rya powerboat advanced  course for.

So, you want to go fast, travel at night, handle waves and integrate your boating with the digital world? The RYA Advanced Powerboat course covers all this and a whole lot more. If you think it’s time you took your boat further afield or out in more challenging conditions, then this intensive and fun two days should help bring you up to scratch. Advanced students are a mix of leisure and commercial powerboat skippers.

HOW LONG DOES THE RYA POWERBOAT ADVANCED  COURSE TAKE?

2 days, including a night navigation, planing speed exercise on the first evening.

DAY 1 HOURS

  • Day 1 Start Time- 0915
  • Day 1 Finish Time- 3 to 4 hours after dusk (2000 in December, much later in June)

DAY 2 HOURS

  • Winter – 0915 to 1600
  • Summer – A shorter day as we will have covered more of the syllabus the preceding day

 RYA POWERBOAT ADVANCED COURSE ESSENTIAL PRE REQUISITES:

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Intermediate Powerboat  (or equivalent experience)
  • Navigation knowledge up to RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased
  • RYA First Aid   or STCW Elementary First Aid
  • RYA SRC  or higher level GMDSS cert

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COURSE CONTENT

The course embraces the use of digital resources for passage plan and safe navigation. It also includes advanced boat handling, planing-speed navigation, night pilotage, rough weather handling, search patterns and emergency actions.

WHAT RATIO IS THE RYA POWERBOAT ADVANCED COURSE TAUGHT TO?

There is a maximum of three students per boat and per instructor.

  • Two days and a night of instruction
  • Use of our RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat)
  • All fuel and consumables
  • Loan of a life jacket (fitted with light)
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate
  • Free (on street) parking
  • Tea & Coffee

NOT INCLUDED

  • Wet weather gear (can be hired for £5 a day)

CAN I ADD A COMMERCIAL ENDORSEMENT TO THE RYA POWERBOAT ADVANCED CERTIFICATE?

If your Advanced certificate was issued before 1 January 2005 it can be commercially endorsed as a certificate of competence. If however your Advanced certificate is dated on or after this date you need to progress onto the RYA/MCA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of competence which can be commercially endorsed .

The commercial endorsement will allow you to operate commercially operated powered craft up to 24m, (assuming relevant experience) up to 20 miles from a safe haven by day and night with no weather or seasonal restrictions.

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The RYA/MCA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence exam is a practical test of skippering ability by day and night in the type of craft applicable to the National Powerboat Scheme.

  • Prepartion for Sea
  • Boat Handling
  • Awareness of the effects of wind and tide when manoeuvring
  • Responsibilities of Skipper
  • Passage making and Pilotage
  • Meteorology
  • Rules of the Road

Full details of the exam syllabus and requirements are shown in the RYA’s Powerboat Logbook (code G20) available from the RYA webshop.

Assumed Knowledge

  • 30 days at sea, which may be reduced to 20 days at sea if an RYA Advanced Powerboat course completion certificate is held;
  • 2 days as skipper;
  • 800 miles, which may be reduced to 400 miles if an RYA Advanced Powerboat Course completion certificate is held;
  • 12 night hours.
  • Form of Exam:    Practical
  • A GMDSS compliant Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate such as the RYA Short Range Certificate or higher.
  • An RYA First Aid Certificate or another valid first aid certificate, as detailed on the RYA website .
  • Advanced Powerboat course completion certificate ONLY IF claiming reduced sea time detailed above.
  • Minimum Age :    17 at the time of the exam.

Before you book your exam please check that you:

  • Can provide a boat (See Below)
  • Have completed the required mileage and experience as skipper
  • Hold a VHF Radio Operators License or Short Range Certificate
  • Hold a valid first aid certificate
  • Have read the syllabus in RYA publication G20
  • Have read and comply with the pre-requisites above.

PPSA are able to deliver the RYA First Aid Certificate Course (MCA approved) and the VHF Short Range Certificate Course if required.  Please call for more details.  If you need your Certificate of Competence in order to work on board a commercial craft subject the MCA’s codes of practice, you will need to get it commercially endorsed

  • 1 candidate: 4 to 5 hours.
  • 2 candidates: 5 to 6 hours,
  • 3 candidates: 6 to 7 hours.

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Course equipment.

Boats used for exams.  Candidates should be familiar with all the equipment on board the vessel, as they may be asked to use this during the examination.  You may use your own boat or a boat that you have chartered or borrowed. You will be responsible for ensuring the boat is seaworthy and suitable for the area in which the exam takes place and equipped as shown below. The vessel must be capable of a minimum of 12 knots, equipped with the following:

  • Lights conforming with IRPCS
  • VHF radio (may be portable)
  • GPS (may be hand held) or plotter
  • Depth sounder
  • Anchor, chain and warp
  • Basic tool kit and spares
  • Heaving line
  • Paddles or additional means of propulsion
  • Flares: 2 hand held, 2 orange smoke
  • Bilge pump or buckets/bailer
  • First aid kit

Additionally if not on the boat, you will need to bring to the exam:

  • Laminated or waterproof charts
  • GPS set (may be hand held)
  • Tide tables
  • Pilotage information for the local area, eg pilot books, port information etc
  • Plotting instruments.

Boat Charter Prices

PPSA manages a Coded Vessel suitable for exams which can be chartered for exams and comes fully equipped.  Prices are variable depending on the number of candidates per exam.  1 x candidate = £450, 2 x candidate = £300 pp, 3 x candidate = £210 pp

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Unlike other RYA qualifications, Certificates of Competence are not issued following a formal training course but are achieved by successfully completing an exam testing your skill, knowledge and experience.

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What certificates can i commercially endorse.

Commercial Endorsement is required to  work , as skipper, on a British flagged vessel that takes “paying passengers”. A commercial vessel can be defined as:

“A motor or sailing vessel in commercial use (i.e. Charter) for sport or pleasure, carrying no cargo and not more than 12 paying passengers.”

You are able to apply for a Commercial Endorsement on any of the following qualifications:

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat   Certificate of Competence
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical (Power or Sail). You must have completed RYA Day Skipper Theory too
  • RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence
  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence
  • RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence

How do I apply for commercial endorsement?

Send the following items to RYA Certification, RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble, Hampshire SO31 4YA:

  • ENG1 or ML5 medical .
  • Your original certificate that you intend to get commercially endorsed.
  • Professional Practices and Responsibilities course , known as PPR. Note, that the PPR qualification lasts for life.
  • Commercial endorsement  application through the RYA.
  • Sea survival certificate

Note: If you hold STCW Basic Safety Training certificates then by sending in STCW plus 1-4 above

STCW upgrade to Master 200GT

If you hold all four  elements of the STCW Basic Safety training modules (Fire Fighting, Sea Survival, Elementary First Aid and PSSR) then you can apply for the STCW Master 200 endorsement. With an STCW endorsement your certificate of competence will be endorsed with the term “Master of Yachts 200GT”. With the STCW endorsement  your qualification allows you to skipper a UK registered vessel upto 200GT, which could be larger than 24m.

How long does commercial endorsement last?

All commercial endorsements are  required to be renewed every five years . To renew your commercial endorsement please use this link . You will need to be in the possession of:

  • A valid ENG1 or ML5 medical certificate
  • Your original certificate
  • Passport photo

If you have any questions relating to RYA Commercial Endorsement then feel free to  contact us

What can I do with my Commercial Endorsement

Once you have commercially endorsed your RYA certificate, you are able to use the certificate commercially. The following describes what you can do with each certificate:

Powerboat level 2 – Allows you to work in Category 6 waters: within 3 miles from a nominated departure point(s) and never more than 3 miles from land, in favourable weather and daylight

Advanced Powerboat (with 12 months of relevant experience) – Allows you to work in Category 6 waters, within 3 miles from a nominated departure point(s) and never more than 3 miles from land, in favourable weather and daylight

Advanced Powerboat (with two years of relevent experience) – Allows you to work in Category 6 – 3 waters, up to 20 miles from a safe haven, day or night.

RYA Day Skipper Practical & Sail (Power or Sail): Allows you to work in Category 5 and 6 waters, within 20 miles from a nominated departure point in favourable weather and daylight.

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal : Allows you to work in Category 6 – 3 waters, ip to 20 miles from a safe haven, day or night.

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore : Allows you to work in Category 1 waters, up to 150 miles from a safe haven

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean : Allows you to work in Category 0 waters, Unrestricted service

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RYA Powerboat Advanced Course

The RYA Powerboat Advanced course takes your powerboating skills to the next level with night navigation, passage planning and heavy weather boat handling.

Price £349 (inc VAT).

2 day course

Fuel and mooring fees included

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Minimum Age 17 (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian)

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If you would like to book a course with Portsmouth Marine Training you can use the online booking system at the bottom of the page, or feel free to give us a call on 02392 838885 or 07597 311612 and we can take your booking over the phone.

RYA Powerboat Advanced Course aims:

The RYA Powerboat Advanced course will provide you with an greater understanding of boat handling and navigating. You will execute passages at high speeds, day or night, and heavier weathers (weather dependent). This course will build on your existing skills to give you the ability to be confident on powerboats in various conditions. It also helps prepare you for the MCA/RYA Advanced Powerboat Exam.  At the end of the two days, you will gain the RYA Powerboat Advanced course completion certificate.

Powerboat Advanced Course content:

The RYA Powerboat Advanced course covers a broad range of subjects aimed at developing your skills and confidence as a skipper. This includes techniques for planning, day and night navigation and pilotage into various harbours. You will revise different man over board recovery techniques and discuss hypothermia and cold water shock. You will learn how to create and carry out a variety of search patterns. There will be advanced powerboat handling in a range of wind and tide conditions. We also try and find some waves so you can learn how to handle the boat safely in rougher seas. You will also revise collision regulations and meteorology at sea.

Course pre-requisites:

You will need practical experience of coastal passage making and high speed boat handling and preferably the RYA Intermediate Powerboat Certificate . You will also need an understanding of chart work and navigation to Yachtmaster Theory level, preferably the RYA Yachtmaster Theory certificate . If you are lacking night navigation experience then we can recommend the RYA Tender Operator Course.  It is strongly recommended you hold a VHF SRC certificate and a valid First Aid certificate.

RYA / MCA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence exam:

Please note the RYA Advanced Powerboat course completion certificate can not be commercially endorsed. If you would like to get your ticket commercially endorsed then you will need to do the RYA / MCA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence exam.

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  1. Gaining commercial endorsements

    A commercial endorsement is required for work on board British flagged vessels subject to the MCA's codes of practice for small commercial vessels. A number of additional training courses and medical fitness certificates are required to be eligible for a commercial endorsement. For Sail Cruising and Yachtmaster Instructors who only work in ...

  2. RYA Powerboat Advanced Professional Qualifications

    Please note: it is only possible to commercially endorse an RYA/MCA Powerboat Advanced Certificate of Competence (option b above). The only exception to this is if you were awarded a course completion certificate (option a above) prior to 1 January 2005, in which case you may obtain a commercial endorsement without having to pass the exam.

  3. RYA / MCA Commercial Endorsement

    A commercial endorsement application form. An ML5 or ENG1 medical fitness certificate - download the MCA's ML5 form from the link below. The RYA can only accept the latest version of the ML5 form (currently Rev 04/12). Skippers working in category 1 or 0 waters will need the ENG1 medical.

  4. Advanced Powerboat ('CoC') Commercial Exam

    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. Your theory knowledge should be at the level of RYA Yachtmaster Theory.

  5. Commercial Endorsements

    The commercial endorsement is valid for five years (assuming your other certificates are kept in date). If, during that time, you pass another RYA course or MCA Certificate of Competence that can be commercially endorsed, then your commercial endorsement can be carried across free of charge. The commercial endorsement is required by anyone who ...

  6. Commercial Endorsement

    The following certificates can receive the standard commercial endorsement: I) Course completion certificate: RYA National Powerboat Certificate - Level 2. RYA National Powerboat Certificate - Advanced (only if issued before January 1, 2005) RYA Day Skipper Practical course completion certificate, if supported by a Day Skipper Theory course ...

  7. RYA Advanced Powerboat

    Commercially Endorsed Advanced Powerboat Coc (Certificate of Competence) Provided the exam is passed and the prerequisites are met, this certificate can be commercially endorsed with allowing the crew members to drive commercial vessels up to 24m in length, subject to MCA's codes of practice, the flag under which the vessel operates as well as the region. This makes the course a viable ...

  8. RYA Advanced Powerboat Course

    For those wishing to move into commercial work at sea then the next logical step is to take the RYA Powerboat Advanced Certificate of Competency Exam which is needed to add a commercial endorsement to your advanced ticket allowing you to helm a craft with paying passengers, such as for rib charters. We can run a preparation course for this exam ...

  9. RYA Advanced Powerboat Exam

    An RYA First Aid Certificate or another valid first aid certificate, as detailed on the RYA website. Advanced Powerboat course completion certificate ONLY IF claiming reduced sea time detailed above. Photographic ID card or document, such as passport or driving license. Minimum exam duration. 1 Candidate: 4 to 5 hours. 2 candidates: 5 to 6 hours.

  10. MCA/RYA Advanced Powerboat COC Certificate of Competence

    This Advanced Power exam also know as the Advanced Powerboat Commercial is intended for advanced drivers who wish to work commercially. It is broadly equivalent to the Yachtmaster Coastal Power Certificate of Competence Exam but examined in an open boat (such as an outboard driven RIB). To give you the best chance of passing, we offer an ...

  11. RYA Powerboat Advanced

    If your Advanced certificate was issued before 1 January 2005 it can be commercially endorsed as a certificate of competence. If however your Advanced certificate is dated on or after this date you need to progress onto the RYA/MCA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of competence which can be commercially endorsed. The commercial endorsement will ...

  12. PDF APPLICATION FOR COMMERCIAL ENDORSEMENT

    Certificate to be commercially endorsed - see note 1 Certificate of Competence Endorsed for (delete as appropriate) Notes RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Power / Sail RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Power / Sail RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Power / Sail Previously known as Coastal Skipper Certificate of Competence RYA Advanced Powerboat Issued on or after 1 ...

  13. Advanced Powerboat Exam

    The RYA/MCA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence exam is a practical test of skippering ability by day and night in the type of craft applicable to the National Powerboat Scheme. Syllabus: Prepartion for Sea. Boat Handling. Awareness of the effects of wind and tide when manoeuvring. Responsibilities of Skipper. Passage making and Pilotage.

  14. RYA Certificates of Competence

    Prove your ability and experience as a skipper with an RYA Certificate of Competence. Available at Advanced Powerboat and RYA Yachtmaster® Coastal, Offshore and Ocean level, RYA Certificates of Competence are well known qualifications that are highly respected worldwide. Unlike other RYA qualifications, Certificates of Competence are not ...

  15. RYA Advanced Powerboat Training Courses

    The Advanced Powerboat Certificate can be Commercially Endorsed on completion of an exam to gain a Certificate of Competence. However, if you have completed a CoC for your RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Power you do not need to take the CoC for the Advanced Powerboat. See our RYA Advanced Powerboat CoC prep and exam page.

  16. RYA commercial endorsement

    A commercial vessel can be defined as: "A motor or sailing vessel in commercial use (i.e. Charter) for sport or pleasure, carrying no cargo and not more than 12 paying passengers.". You are able to apply for a Commercial Endorsement on any of the following qualifications: RYA Powerboat Level 2. RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence.

  17. Commercial Endorsements

    Which certificates can be commercially endorsed? The following certificates can receive the standard commercial endorsement: Course completion certificates: RYA Level 2 Powerboat Handling Certificate; RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate (only if issued before 1 January 2005)

  18. PDF APPLICATION FOR COMMERCIAL ENDORSEMENT

    Certificate to be commercially endorsed - see note 1 Certificate of Competence Endorsed for (delete as appropriate) Notes RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Power / Sail RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Power / Sail RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Power / Sail Previously known as Coastal Skipper Certificate of Competence RYA Advanced Powerboat Issued on or after 1 ...

  19. RYA Powerboat Advanced Course

    The RYA Powerboat Advanced course covers a broad range of subjects aimed at developing your skills and confidence as a skipper. This includes techniques for planning, day and night navigation and pilotage into various harbours. You will revise different man over board recovery techniques and discuss hypothermia and cold water shock.