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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:

RYA IWHC £175.00 per candidate. Discounts available on booking places 2 and 3. Contact us for details.

RYA First Aid £130.00 per candidate.

RYA International Certificate of Competence (Practical Assessment) £95.00 per candidate.


Standard one day

Large group (6+ candidates) rates start from £165.00 per candidate.

Two day Multi module course


Large group (6+ candidates) rates start from £255.00 per candidate.

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.