Online Training - ICC Boat Licence Preparation/Revision 

The modules below have been developed with the aim of providing you with the background knowledge that you can use for a water-based practical training session or an assessment, resulting in the award of a boating Certificate of Competence, for example; The International Certificate of Competence (ICC) or boat license as it's commonly known as.  
 
As well as preparing you for an ICC our main aim is to ensure you understand the pros and cons of boating/ownership, but most importantly how to keep you safe on the water. 
 
Each module takes around 30-45 mins and is lead by one our experienced instructors using a live video stream. We finish with an open questions and open discussion. Please note we are adding modules all the time so please come back regularly to check what's new. 
 
You can register to find out when our next session is below: 
Engines, Drives, Propellers & Trim: 
Shaft Drives 
Out or Stern Drives 
Surface Drives 
Jet Drive 
Outboards - 2/4 Stroke & Electric 
IPS, Zues, Axius & Docksense 
Propellers & Effects 
Engine Trim and Trim Tabs 
Distress Calling & VHF DSC Overview/Refresher: 
MayDay 
MayDay Relay 
PanPan 
Securite 
Using The VHF & its Menus 
Anchoring & Mooring - Theory: 
Types of Anchors 
Crew Communication 
Where to Anchor & What's the Best Approach 
Deploying the Anchor 
Recovering Your Anchor 
Types of Moorings & as For Anchoring Above 
Tides: 
How they happen 
What time do they come in and go out 
How far up do they come 
How far out do they go 
What direction do they travel 
What speed to they move at 
 
An Introduction to Navigation 
what is Navigation 
Charts & Projection 
What Tools we Need 
Latitude & Longitude 
Chart overview & Compass Rose 
Compasses, Bearings & Fixes 
GPS Navigation 
GPS, how does it work 
Setting up your GPS 
Chartplotters 
Termonolgy  
Menus etc. 
Hulls Types: 
Displacement Hull 
Semi Displacement Hull 
Planing Hull 
Stepped Hull 
Cathedral Hull 
Catamaran & Trimaran Hulls 
Personal Watercraft (PWC) 
 
Safety Equipment & Cold Water Consideration 
Types of Life-Jackets, Uses, Sizes & Maintenance 
Cold Water Effect on The Body 
Safety Equipment & Flares 
EPIRBS, PLB's & AIS MOB 
 
 
Man Overboard (MOB) Procedures & The Management of: 
Initial Actions 
Approaching the MOB 
Methods of Recovering the MOB 
Post Recovery Actions 
Getting Help 
 
Buoyage System (IALA) 
Lateral Marks 
Cardinal Buoys 
Safe Water/Fairway Markers 
Isolated Danger Marks 
Special Marks 
Emergency Wreck Marking Buoy 
The Weather: 
How it Happens 
Cold & Warm Fronts 
Temperature & Pressures 
Wind Direction 
On & Offshore Breezes 
The Beaufort Scale 
Weather Forecasts 
Using the Information 
Navigation - Route Planning 
Where do we begin, what do we need to know 
Things to take into consideration enroute 
How to use a Portland Plotter & Measure Distance 
How to record and use the information 
The Nav Plan & useful aids to Navigation 
Other Considerations prior to and during the route 
IRPCS 
(International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea) 
What is the Rule of the Road 
Responsibility of a proper Lookout 
Can determine a Safe Speed 
Can recognise a potential Collision Situation 
Narrow Channels 
Distress Signals 
Traffic Separation Schemes (TSS) 
Lights, Shapes & Sounds  
Manoeuvering Restrictions 
Typically, on completion of a practical course or direct assessment you will then be able to apply for the International Certificate of Competence (ICC), for use abroad. It should also attract cheaper insurance premiums as well as access to further training within the RYA syllabus. 
 
We are continually developing our online modules, some of which will help you towards obtaining a formal boat licence. If you would like to be kept up to date with out latest training modules or you have a particular topic you would like us to cover you can join our mailing list here... 
 
Telephone 02392 346075 / 07985 089973 
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