Passenger Boat Proficiency
The aim of this course is to qualify persons to be in command of a passenger boat from
P1 – P6 -12 persons.
Valentia Island, Co Kerry
Person(s) who wish to skipper a small passenger vessel.
National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI), Castletownbere, Co. Cork.
National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI), Greencastle, Co. Donegal.
This programme can also be delivered throughout Ireland in BIM’s mobile Coastal Training Units (CTU’s).
35 directed hours (5 days full-time).
Classroom based, and practical instruction on a suitable vessel.
Department of Transport Passenger Boat Certificate of Proficiency – Category A Commercial Endorsement.
On successful completion of the programme, and having the ancillary courses required, a learner is certified to be a skipper of a small passenger boat .
Ancillary courses required are as follows;
Written and practical examinations.