All Our Training Courses
As a recognised RYA Training Centre we offer both the Inland Waterways Helmsman's and Crewman's course. If you want to reinforce your learning and extend your time onboard, additional consolidation days are available too. All training is based on the RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman's and Crew courses syllabus, reflecting the usual high standards of RYA training. Naturally, we will cover the requirements of the inland waterways ICC (International Certificate of Competence) and CEVNI (Code Européen des Voies de la Navigation Intérieure), giving you the confidence, ability and accreditation to really enjoy your cruising on the inland waterways of Europe.
Our main periods of operation will provisionally be March through to July, then September to early November.
To ensure all students receive close instruction with plenty of practice the maximum instructor to student ratio is 1:3.
All our training is available as part of our popular residential Barging Experience residential training option or a limited number of dates will be released for non-residential training courses.
The course route starts and returns to Buzet-sur-Baïse, on the Canal de Garonne. A minimum of 6 locks for the 2 day course or a minimum of 8 for the extended 3 day course. Depending on river conditions we hope to take guests staying for the 3rd day down onto the River Baïse for a slightly different experience.
New to barging? The inland waterways Helmsman's course is perfect for you; aimed at novice boaters, or those with limited boating experience. We tailor this training course for those with more cruising experience to maximise your learning and introduce a measure of finesse to your inland waterways boat handling techniques.
Accepted as the practical component for an ICC.
Everything the enthusiastic crew member needs to know. Will help your family and friends get the most out of accompanying you aboard your barge.
Available to family and friends of those taking the RYA inland waterways Helmsman training.
The ICC assessment only route is no longer available at Bargecraft.
We direct you to the RYA inland waterways Helmsman training course as the practical route leading to your ICC. The CEVNI examination is included in our Helmsman training too - everything you need for your ICC.