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Birmingham & Midland Marine Services are approved training suppliers to the Canal & River Trust; we provide a variety of training courses aimed primarily at the commercial sector. Designed for personnel working on or near water, we offer a broad portfolio of specialist inland marine training.

Courses are available from the relevant National Governing Bodies including (click on each link to find further information on the courses offered):

Programmes are available for both Skippers & Crew and also to the construction, engineering, events, maintenance, expedition and education sectors, where personnel are deployed around inland waterways; canals, rivers, streams, reservoirs and lakes.

On a Leisure basis we can run any of the above courses given sufficient numbers. This may be either on your own boat or as part of a package including boat hire. We offer a variety of options; from joining you on the first day of your holiday afloat, right up to MCA Boat Master training.

Further training opportunities

Additionally, through our training Partners we can also offer:


£195.00 per candidate (one place booked)

£185.00 per candidate (two places booked)

£175.00 per candidate (three places booked)

£525.00 closed course (two persons/couple)

RYA First Aid

£130.00 per candidate.

RYA International Certificate of Competence

Practical Assessment £95.00 per candidate (Minimum of 2 people per booking).


Standard one day

£195.00 per candidate for 1 day (if less than 6 places booked)

£175.00 per candidate for 1 day (if 6 - 10 places booked)

Two day Multi module course


£295.00 per candidate for 2 days (if less than 6 places booked)

£275.00 per candidate for 2 days (if 6 - 10 places booked)

MCA BoatMaster Ancillary Training

Water Safety & Personal Survival £120.00 per candidate

Boat Fire Safety £120.00 per candidate

Combined in a one day training course.

Task Record Book Completion Courses £175.00 per candidate.

Discounts available on group bookings / closed courses.

Please click the 'contact us' button to discuss your requirements or to request a brochure.