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Old 13 March 2005, 14:56   #1
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Fastrack One day Level 2

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Beware of schools offering 1 day Fastrack Level 2 Courses I have seen these advertised in several places today.

A level 2 is a two day course. You can do a Direct Assesement but this is not a course simply a Test.
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Old 14 March 2005, 01:59   #2
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Thanks for that info Jono


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Have you told the RYA about this Jono as they will come down hard on schools offering this.
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Has anyone on here actually done one of these fast rack courses?
It would be interesting to see 3 beginners doing the level 2 in a day.

Perhaps the start time is 0100 in the morning and they finish at 2330 at night???
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Whilst Jono seems interested by these courses being done in one day can he answer the following?

a) How long is this course supposed to be ?

b) How long is his course ?

c) How long is his VHF GMDSS Course ?

I await his reply.

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Not forgetting that people like Steve Curtiss have to take this course before they are allowed to take people on the water!!!!
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It is possible to do a level 2 in one day BUT only on a 1 to 1 basis. What are the student instructor ratios of these fast track courses, anyone know?
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Not forgetting that people like Steve Curtiss have to take this course before they are allowed to take people on the water!!!!


Not sure what you mean - how does a level 2 allow you to "take people on the water"
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Not sure what you mean - how does a level 2 allow you to "take people on the water"
A level 2 ticket can be commercially endorsed with the addition of a sea survival course and a medical for the carriage of fare paying passengers.
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Not forgetting that people like Steve Curtiss have to take this course before they are allowed to take people on the water!!!!
No one has to do a Level II course do do anything.

If you have the requisite experience and knowledge you can be quickly assessed by an instructor and get your Level II certificate that way.

As Jono said in his first post, "you can do a Direct Assesement but this is not a course simply a Test"

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