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Old 08 April 2011, 12:39   #1
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What course next?

I have done my powerboat level 2, safety boat, dayskipper, first aid and vhf course sor what course should I do next any ideas.
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Old 08 April 2011, 12:43   #2
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can i skip the intermidate course
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Old 08 April 2011, 14:09   #6
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Chris,

You might want to discuss the relevance of Intermediate to your level of skill, experience and confidence and see if you think it is worthwhile, with some RYA PB Instructors. You certainly don't need the bit of paper to do the advanced course, but they'll assume you have that level of competence.

If for example all your powerboating has been in one relatively small area then you might learn useful stuff on an intermediate course based somewhere completely different.

I think there is also an age limit on the Advanced course which may? cause you an issue. IIRC min age for advanced is 17, min age for intermediate is 16?

I guess the question to ask yourself with any training is what do you want to learn / be able to do?
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Hi Chris,

If you meet the age requirements, and having done your Day Skipper (shorebased, I assume) - I think you could reasonably look at doing your Advanced Powerboat without doing Intermediate if that's what you want to do. Best to talk to one of the quality RYA schools and explain your personal experience, what you want to do, and see what they say.

Another option if you're looking for useful courses to do would be Sea Survival. That would also allow you to apply for a commercial endorsement for your certificates

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Do a night passage and brush up on lights/shapes and chart work to remind yourself and go for advanced.
More or less same as Intermediate but advanced has a night passage and sounds more impressive.
If I can do it anyone can!
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I'd get your skills upto crack then do Advanced. I made the mistake of assuming school was a student when in fact he's a student.
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Not sure why people are so keen to skip the intermediate.

If you have mastered high speed navigation practically then the advanced is the next step but if not then intermediate will give you a chance to put the Dayskipper shorebased into practice.
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