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MCA, RLSS, RYA & IWA Approved Commercial & Leisure Waterways Training Courses at Gailey Wharf Operations and Training Centre, Penkridge, Stafford

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Located at Staffordshire UK, Birmingham & Midland Marine provides commercial marine training for personnel working on, above, or near the water with a broad portfolio of specialist inland marine courses for Helmsmen and BoatMasters. Programs are available for both Skippers & Crew and also to the construction, engineering and events industries, where personnel are deployed around the inland waterways, canals, rivers, reservoirs and lakes.

Courses are available from the relevant National Governing Bodies including – MCA, Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS), RYA, Inland Waterways Association (IWA), National Community Boats Association with Wharf Training and, Rescue 3 Europe in conjunction with Gwyndwr Training. The company also provides rescue boats, work boats, floating access solutions, vessel procurement services, as well as commercial vessel storage ashore.

Training Programs


MCA BoatMaster Training

  • MCA BoatMaster Ancillary Water Safety & Personal Survival (Restricted)
  • MCA BoatMaster Ancillary ‘Boat Fire Safety’ (Restricted)
  • MCA Tier 2 'Task Record Book' Completion Course
  • Courses are 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) Program

  • RLSS National Water Safety Management Programme - NWSMP (DEFRA 1): 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.

RYA Training

  • RYA Inland Waters Helmsman Certificate
  • RYA First Aid Certificate
  • RYA VHF Radio (DSC)
  • International Certificate of Competence (ICC) Practical Assessment (Inland)

RYA IWHC Training (with J D Boat Services Gailey)

  • RYA Inland Waters Helmsman Training for experienced boaters (1 day)
  • RYA Inland Waters Helmsman Training (standard) with onboard accommodation (2 days)
  • Combined Short Break holiday with training and assessment taking plce during your holiday for RYA IWHC standard (3 days)

Inland Waterways Association (IWA) Program

  • IWA Certificate of Boat Management

Further Training Opportunities

  • NCBA Certificate of Community Boat Management
  • Rescue 3 Europe Water and Flood Awareness
  • Rescue 3 Europe Basic Water Rescuer
  • Rescue 3 Europe Lifejacket Competent User
  • Rescue 3 Europe Swiftwater and Flood First Responder
  • Rescue 3 Europe Rescue Boat Operator
  • Rescue 3 Europe Flood Rescue Boat Operator
  • Rescue 3 Europe Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Boat Operator
  • Rescue 3 Europe Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician

LAST UPDATED ON Feb 28, 2017

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