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Powerboat Handling

This two day, practical based course is a comprehensive introduction to Power Boat Handling. This course equips you with enough knowledge and skills to safely operate displacement and planing vessels within inland and costal waterways.

Course topics include;
– Practical handling of Power Boats [safe operating manoeuvres, coming alongside and mooring, anchoring, man over board and recovery techniques]
– Essential seamanship skills
– Vessel construction, parts and equipment of a power boat,
– Essential position fixing, weather and tides
– Collision regulations
– Essentials of navigation and chart work
– Emergency and safety procedures including use of flares and life jackets
The course is taught over 2 days. Assessment is through practical demonstration of Power Boat Handling.

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Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19-23 Fee 19+ Fee  
RC9RP21S Dart Academy - VAR 09:30 - 16:30 1 £249.00
£249.00 FC Apply Now
FC Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.
T2 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
T3 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
19+ Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.

“My goal is to become a marine engineer, and my course has improved my career prospects as well as providing many memorable experiences. I've driven a powerboat and worked on the engine of Aspiration, the College’s 38ft yacht, amongst many others; all great experience for employment.”  Leanne Cole

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