2017 Course Prices

The prices for our courses excluding accommodation are:-

Inland Waterways Helmsman's Course (IWHC) - 2 days *£700
IWHC: Price per couple *£1,190
Inland Waterways Crewman's Course (IWCC) - 1 day£370
International Certificate of Competence assessment only (ICC) - 1 day£400
ICC assessment only: Price per couple£680
CEVNI test (free if taking the IWHC)£42

In the case of the ICC, if you would prefer to take your assessment on your own boat on the Canal du Midi or Canal du La Garonne we would be happy to come to you. We would simply have to add travelling (equivalent of 40p per mile) and accommodation expenses.  Our apologies but we no longer travel further afield.

(30% discount applied to a second person booking on the same course)

* inclusive of ICC assessment and CEVNI examination

2017 Residential Packages

We're flexible on the amount of time you might wish to stay with us depending on your particular travel arrangements. All residential training packages are provided on a full board basis. We offer the following combinations for our RYA Helmsman's 2 day course (including the ICC endorsement and CEVNI examination):


IWHC + 3 nights FB     £1,600

IWHC + 1 night FB    £1,320

Single person

IWHC + 3 nights FB     £1,050

IWHC + 1 night FB     £830

There are other combinations we are happy to arrange, for example an extra day to consolidate and practice what you have learned. Should you require specific prices for any product not listed above, then please contact us for further information.

Please note that we can only accommodate students. We are not licenced to carry passengers, so if you come to us, you must be participating in a course or assessment.


Booking and Payment Options

Our availability page includes an online booking facility which holds your preferred dates until your detailed requirements are finalised.  We will ensure that the course and/or package requested meets your exact needs depending on your previous skills and experience including any residential aspect.

A minimum 10% deposit is then required to confirm your booking.  Please do not commit to travel arrangements, e.g. flights, until this stage is complete.  Full payment is due at least one calendar month before your course dates.

Payment is through a bank transfer, details of Bargecraft account is detailed on our full booking form that we send you.  We no longer accept payment through PayPal or credit cards due to excessive charges for a small business.  You may wish to explore alternative payment methods such as 'Xoom', 'Transfer Wise', 'OFX' who currently offer good rates of exchange with minimal charges for you.

We are working on a resolution to accept secure online payments in the coming months.