Assessment: oral and written elements with demonstration of a level of competence in driving a pleasure craft
CEVNI: choice of examination paper
Minimum age: 16
Duration: 1 day
For those who feel a two day Helmsman's course is too long as you are already an experienced inland waterways skipper, we also offer an ICC assessment. This assessment undertaken in a single day does not include tuition, but you will demonstrate the knowledge and skills you have already mastered as you navigate through a series of manoeuvres, along with answering some practical questions to illustrate your competencies.
If you haven't already done so, you will also need to pass the Code Européen des Voies de Navigation Intérieure (CEVNI) test. Our small selection of CEVNI signs in situ might help your studies. Please remember to study well before you come as we only provide the test. This is a multiple choice examination paper.
Your ICC application form will be endorsed on successful completion of both the practical and theoretical requirements. You can then forward this to the RYA to apply for your International Certificate of Compentence.
You will find all the subject matter you need in the RYA European Waterways Regulations and ICC Handbook publications, both available at the RYA Bookstore. We do not charge for the CEVNI test.
The one day assessment does not facilitate you receiving a IW Helmsman's certificate.