POWER BOAT Licence for Boats Over 10 Metres  (Power Over 10 ICC) 

If you are looking to use your own boat or hire a boat, which is over 10m in length, especially when abroad, then it is almost certain you will need to hold the Power Over 10 Metre International Certificate of Competence (ICC). There are no prerequisites or formal qualifications required for you to take an ICC assessment but it is recommended that you have the experience required of the ICC itself which is detailed below. If you already have an appropriate RYA qualification you will be able to apply for the ICC directly without the need for an assessment. 
 
Please note that some countries, especially France and Croatia are now also asking for the VHF radio license in addition to the ICC, albeit mainly for the larger boats. The Power Over 10 metre ICC assessment can be take over a one day assessment or if a bit rusty we can offer you a days training prior to your assessment to bring you back up to speed with the rules and regs as well as the required boat handling skills.  
 
You will cover/ be assessed on the following: 
THEORY 
Regulations - Applicable to all Candidates 
Knows responsibility for keeping a proper lookout 
Can determine a 'safe speed' 
Can recognise a potential collision situation 
Can identify 'give way' vessel in a collision situation 
Knows what action to take as 'give way' and 'stand on' vessel 
Knows responsibilities of a small vessel in a narrow channel 
Can recognise manoeuvring signals (1.2.3 & 5 short blasts) 
Can make and recognise visual distress signals 
 
Boat Preps and Planning 
Engine checks 
Obtain weather forecast 
Check fuel for range / Duration of Trip 
Avoid overloading boat 
 
Pilotage 
Can recognise, by day and night, and understand significance of buoys of the IALA system 
Knows sources of information on: local regulations, port entry and departure signals, VTS and Port Operations Radio 
Can plan a harbour entry/departure, taking account of possible presence of large vessels and avoiding navigational hazards 
Regulations - for Coastal Waters 
Knows rules relating to Traffic Separation Schemes 
Knows requirements for navigation lights and shapes to be displayed by own vessel 
Can recognise the following from the lights: Power driven, sailing vessel, vessel at anchor, tug and tow, fishing vessel, dredger 
Knows sound signals made by vessels as for those above 
 
Safety - Can Use and Instruct the Crew on 
Life jackets 
Fire extinguishers 
Distress alerting (DSC VHF, EPIRB,Flares etc.) 
'Kill cords' (if fitted) 
 
Navigation 
Can interpret a navigational chart, understand significance of charted depths and drying heights and can identify charted hazards 
Can plot position by cross bearings and by Lat/long 
Can determine magnetic course to steer, making allowances for leeway and tidal stream 
Can use a tide table to find times and heights of high and low water at a standard port 
Can determine direction and rate of tidal stream from a tidal stream atlas or tidal diamonds on a chart 
Understands basic use of GPS 
PRACTICAL 
1. All Candidates From the Start 
Can give a safety briefing including the use of safety equipment carried 
• Has listened to weather forecasts 
• Can carry out pre start engine checks 
• Start the engine 
• Knows how to check cooling 
• Knows the fuel range 
 
3. Do a 360° Turn in a Confined Space 
 
5. Man Overboard 
Observe MOB or instruct crew to do so 
Demonstrate correct direction and speed of approach 
Make suitable contact with MOB 
 
7. Coming Alongside Windward Pontoon 
Communicate effectively with the crew 
Show awareness of other water users 
Prepare warps and fenders 
Choose the correct angle of approach 
Controlled speed of approach 
Stop boat in place required and secure to pontoon 
Stop engine 
2. Can Depart From a Pontoon 
Understands the use of springs to depart from a lee wall lee wall/pontoon 
Can communicate with crew effectively 
Has positioned fenders correctly 
 
4. Secure to a Mooring Buoy 
• Communicate effectively with crew 
• Prepare warp 
• Choose correct angle of approach 
• Control speed of approach 
• Secure boat effectively 
• Depart from the mooring safely 
 
6. Planing Speed Manoeuvres (If Appropriate) 
[if appropriate] 
Use of kill-cord as appropriate 
Choose a suitable area 
Show awareness of other water users 
Warn crew before each manoeuvre 
Look around before S and U turns 
Control speed on U turns 
Tel: 02392 346075 or 07985 089973 
Available Until 10pm Daily 
YM THEORY 
DAY SKIP THEORY 
COASTAL INLAND