Birmingham & Midland Marine Services operate Gailey Wharf Training Centre, on the scenic Staffs & Worcester Canal. We are approved training suppliers to the Canal & River Trust and 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, civil engineering, rail, utilities, events, maintenance, environmental, emergency services, military, expedition and education sectors, where personnel may be working around our inland waterways, canals, rivers, reservoirs and lakes, where an element of risk from the water has been flagged up on a risk assessment.

Flood, Aquatic PPE &lifejacket users courses training also available. The RLSS NWSMP (Flood module) is rated at DEFRA level 1 on the Pitt Review’s ‘Concept of Flood Operations’ and can be delivered to personnel who are to be deployed to affected areas.

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.

Pricing structure - Please visit the ink above for the course information.

RYA IWHC Please visit the link above for the course information.

£185.00 per candidate (one place booked)

£175.00 per candidate (two places booked)

£165.00 per candidate (three places booked)

£420.00 closed course (two persons/couple/private, 'closed' course)

RYA First Aid

£140.00 per candidate or £150.00 per candidate wih additional 'Category 'C' Medical Stores element (required for commercial purposes).

RYA International Certificate of Competence

Practical Assessment £150.00 per candidate (Minimum of 2 people per booking. Please note that your RYA IWHC certificate gives you the required paperwork.


Discounts are available if booking in excess of six candidates per course or four or more modules / sessions over two days consecutive training.

MCA BoatMaster Ancillary Training

Water Safety & Personal Survival £140.00 per candidate

Boat Fire Safety £140.00 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.

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