RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency

About the course

This course will help you master the skills you need to operate your personal watercraft safely and confidently at sea. Perfect if you’re new to watersports and want to learn how to use your craft responsibly, safely, and with confidence. It’s also suitable for those with plenty of experience but have no formal qualifications.

You’ll learn about launch, recovery and passage planning, high and low speed riding skills, collision avoidance, and orientation at sea. You’ll also learn the skills and knowledge you need to obtain the RYA PWC Proficiency Certificate, which is required by most UK harbour and port authorities if you want to use a jet ski in their waters.

Once you’ve successfully completed the course, you’ll be awarded your Personal Watercraft Proficiency certificate. The syllabus is taught with a ratio of (6:1) students to instructor.

This is a non-residential, one-day course that will include your lunch. A fully residential option is available – please enquire at time of booking.

International Certificate of Competency (ICC ) Application

If you would like to add on your ICC to you booking please inform our advisors at time of booking. There is a direct fee to the RYA for this, for more information please click here.


You do not require any specific qualifications or experience to take part in this course, however, you must be aged 12 years or older.

Dates and pricing

Course From To Non-res
RYA Proficiency in Watercraft Course 19/10/2022 19/10/2022 £160
RYA Proficiency in Watercraft Course 23/10/2022 23/10/2022 £160
RYA Proficiency in Watercraft Course 06/12/2022 06/12/2022 £160
RYA Proficiency in Watercraft Course 11/12/2022 11/12/2022 Full
RYA Proficiency in Watercraft Course 10/01/2023 10/01/2023 £160
RYA Proficiency in Watercraft Course 15/01/2023 15/01/2023 £160

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