Advanced Exam Prep Course

This is a bespoke prep course, specifically tailored to candidates completing the Advanced Certificate of Competence Exam. Subjects which can be refreshed include IRPCS, pilotage, boat handling, night navigation, etc.

This is a NON-CERTIFIED course, so other subjects can be added.

There will be a night exercise on Day 1 and another on Day 2 can be arranged (at extra cost).

Course dates:

Please contact the office to book.


2 day & 1 night, followed by exam

Our Boat - £380pp
Own Boat - £600
Our Boat Private course - £875


  • 2 days use of Mustang, our Humber Ocean Pro 6.8
  • Maximum of 3 students
  • 2 days of instruction
  • Fuel
  • Lifejacket
  • Light refreshments throughout the course

What to bring with you:

  • Wet weather gear
  • Cash for lunch and evening meals (if staying in a hotel)
  • Head torch
  • Any medication you may need.

Own Boat Course:

  • This course can be conducted on your own boat, providing it is suitable for training. The cost above is a effectively a hire an instructor cost and the cost stays the same whether there are 1 of you or 3. The only additional costs from us would be travel costs to get to your location and the cost of certificates.
  • During the course, you are responsible for the running costs of the boat such as fuel, berthing and food.

Private course on our boat:

  • For a minimum of 1 student and a maximum of 3, you can hire our boat for a private course. The price includes all associated costs.

Seatime required – 2 years relevant experience, including night pilotage.

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.

  • Valid First Aid certificate.
  • VHF Operators Licence. 
  • Knowledge to Yachtmaster Shorebased Level.