All Our 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.

Or perhaps an ICC assessment and CEVNI test may be all you are looking for.

Our main periods of operation will provisionally be during April/May/June and September/October, although outside of that period we may be able to offer a limited number of courses (as we go cruising too!).  We appreciate our clients will be subject to flight dates and times and other travel hurdles, so our training courses will be available during any days of the week unless others have previously booked.

To ensure all students receive close instruction with plenty of practice the maximum instructor to student ratio is 1:3.

All our courses are available to book as a stand alone only or as part of our popular residential training option.  Why not stay onboard with us to experience the barging lifestyle for yourselves whilst learning how to handle a barge.

RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman

New to barging?  The inland waterways Helmsman's course is perfect for you; aimed at novice boaters, or those with limited boating experience.

Accepted as the practical component for an ICC.

RYA Inland Waterways Crewman

Everything the enthusiastic crew member needs to know.  Will help your family and friends get the most out of accompanying you aboard your barge.

International Certificate of Competence - ICC

Already an experienced inland waterways helmsman?  Not phased by the mysterious locks and mooring techniques?

Then the ICC assessment with CEVNI may be all you need.  No instruction or tuition, just an assessment.

L'Extension Grande Plaisance - EGP

Looking for a licence when you own a larger barge - or plan to?

The French 'Grande Plaisance' licence (EGP) is accepted across Europe and gives you the freedom of being at the helm with no restrictions to the length of vessel.

This course is provided through collaboration with Benoit and Eve of ENAM bateau ecole.