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Birmingham & Midland Marine Services; Approved Training Suppliers to the Canal & River Trust, 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:

Programmes are available for both Skippers & Crew and also to the construction, engineering and events industries, where personnel are deployed around our inland waterways, canals, rivers, 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.

Click on the link to download our 'Training Short Breaks' Brochure.

Commercial & Leisure Waterways Training Courses for 2016

Maritime & CoastGuard Agency BoatMaster Training

For operators of passenger vessels of a capacity of 12 plus, workboats and those intending to be towing or pushing other vessels.

Royal Life Saving Society

RLSS National Water Safety Management Programme; (DEFRA 1)

Occupational Water Safety – Protect your employees with the National Water Safety Management Programme. Recent floods, following on from a recent spate of summer drowning’s, have focussed attention on the need for employers to provide appropriate workplace training in line with statutory and civil obligations.

RLSS UK has responded to employers’ needs by developing the NWSMP. Endorsed by the Health and Safety Executive, the Programme is also fully compliant with the DEFRA framework - the UK guide for flood resilience and management.

NWSMP challenges perceptions about water safety, informs about the specific nature of water-based hazards and cross matches to sensible, practical control options – linked to in-house management systems. As well as a strong focus on preventative measures, the awards also teach emergency response skills.

Who is NWSMP for?

Anyone who works or could potentially work near water, including those who might be involved in emergency management. This includes a range of workforces such as;

Birmingham & Midland Marine Services offer;

Flood, First Aid and PPE training courses by appointment.

Click here to download the syllabus or contact us for further information.

Royal Yachting Association

RYA training is forward thinking and designed for whatever level of skill, professionalism and knowledge you want to achieve. The RYA has been around for over 130 years, but our approach is fresh and up to date. RYA courses never stop developing to take into account the dynamic world of boating.

The RYA deliver over 100 courses to professional and recreational boaters that are right up to date with safety issues, regulations, and emerging trends.

RYA Courses available at Birmingham & Midland Marine Services;

Inland Waterways Association

IWA is the leading membership charity dedicated to protecting and restoring Britain’s network of canal and river waterways. Utilising extensive experience and member knowledge to formulate expert policies as well as undertake local and national campaigns that have a real impact on the UK's inland waterways.

Training in line with the Small Passenger Vessel Code, carrying up to 12 passengers we can offer;

Further training opportunities

Additionally, through our training Partners we can also offer:

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