Passenger Vessel Course

Boatmaster Tier 2 Licence

The New Boatmaster Tier 2 Licence is a professional qualification and, in order to reach the required level of competence in boatmanship, previous experience of vessels and area similar to that of the operation is essential and this should be demonstrated by the completion of the MCA Task Record Book and Work Record before attending this course. The Boatmaster Centre will give tuition to candidates on the subjects contained in the MCA syllabus that are relevant to their operation; assistance with completion of the candidate’s Task Record Book is also available. Each candidate will receive a personal manual containing support documents and guidance notes to prepare them for the oral examination. Practical training will also take place to ensure that candidates have the required level of boatmanship skills to control a passenger vessel, with particular attention being paid to the comfort and safety of the passengers and crew on board. The Boatmaster Centre is approved by the MCA to deliver Personal Survival & Water Safety and Fire Safety training.


New Boatmaster Tier 2 courses can be held at any time, subject to the availability of the waterway for navigation. The course can also be held using students own vessels and premises by arrangement.

Visit the Course Availability page to see when our next courses are currently scheduled.


Day 1: 09.00 – 17.30 Ancillary Safety Training

Day 2: 09.00 - 17.30 Underpinning knowledge & practical

Day 3: 09.00 - 17.30 Underpinning knowledge & practical

Day 4: 09.00 - 15.00 MCA Examination


What is included

  • Fire & Water Safety Certification
  • Examination preparation
  • Personal training support documents.
  • MCA test application and test fee.
  • General support with MCA documentation.

What is NOT included

  • Cost of medical report from your doctor.
  • Student accommodation and evening meal.
  • Approved First Aid training (can be arranged)