Within the RYA scheme the ICC falls just below the level of Day Skipper practical. Holders of the RYA Day Skipper can apply for the ICC without any further tests. Simply complete the ICC form here
If you do not hold a day skipper certificate or equivalent you will need to carry out a test of basic boat handling, navigation ability and knowledge of the Collision Regulations to gain the ICC ticket. Please note this is not a substitute for the RYA Day Skipper and for all intent purposes the ICC will require the level of RYA Day Skipper to pass.
Option 1 – For students who have equivalent or higher knowledge of the Day Skipper course it is suggested you attend a one day assessment. Please call or email the office to check availability. Prices start from £150 per person.
Option 2 – For students who have done some crewing, such as RYA Competent Crew or equivalent but have no, or limited, navigational experience or time in charge of a yacht we would suggest the following package:
Step 1 – RYA Day Skipper theory, see online courses.
Step 2 – RYA Day Skipper Practical course, there are many ways you can complete the practical, such as 5 continuous days or split over a series of weekends. On successful completion of the Day Skipper you can apply for the ICC without taking any further tests.
Please note those wishing to venture onto the inland waterways of Europe will require the normal ICC with an added CEVNI test. This test is a multiple choice questionnaire on the various rules and signs seen on inland waterways. The knowledge required for this test can be best learnt by purchasing the RYA book of European Waterway Regulations (G17).
Download a copy of the ICC application form here . This will also give you an idea as to what’s involved with the test itself and what fees are payable to the RYA for the issue of the certificate.