Interacted with Ribschool for the RYA powerboat level 2 course and CEVNI test. Overall experience was overwhelmingly positive. The pace during the 2 -day course was well managed, the atmosphere was pleasant, the content was clear and didactically speaking well conveyed. The practical aspect of the course was also well managed - plenty of focus on vessel fine manoeuvering, safety, interspersed with a little more action (man overboard exercises, swell handling etc). By the end of the course, I felt really quite capable of handling a 300HP engine safely and understood the vessel's movement with respect to wind, current and motor influences. Overall a satisfied customer :).
There are many positives in the detail, but overall I feel a huge amount of information was conveyed quite effortlessly and successfully to the students. A very relaxed atmosphere amongst the instructors transpired to the students making time fly by almost too quickly!
Communication to arrange the course and the effort the instructors went to for delivering a course during a week-end was really appreciated and demonstrates the intention of the school: they really enjoy teaching and want people to have fun and be safe on the water.
Advice for improvement
The information regarding the CEVNI test that we received prior to the start of the course, could have been a little clearer. Personally I think the didactic material would really benefit from some additional images of real life examples in addition to the official UN CEVNI diagrams (likely drawn in powerpoint...).
During the practical RYA lvl2 course, having some pointers to some lighting or boat signals would have reinforced the CEVNI side of the course (although I understand they are separate tests)