© Rock the Lock
Rock the Lock

Courses

We offer three courses

An introduction to boating, competent crew and fully qualified helmsman courses are available.

Introduction to boating

With our taster course, you will have a general knowledge of boating. This doesn’t give you any formal qualification but will give you the confidence to take that first step. £150.00 

Inland Waterways Crew

Course

This is an entry level course and can be run in conjunction with the Inland Waterways Helmsman's course for mixed ability groups. This course is ideal for introducing friends or family members to crewing a vessel on the inland waterways, and for giving them an understanding of how they can assist the helm. The instructor will cover: personal safety; communication on board; throwing a mooring line; some basic boat handling; helping in locking operations; how to be a look out; what to do in an emergency and looking after the environment. £180.00 

Inland Waterways Helmsman

Certificate

This course is designed for those wanting to cruise the UK's and Europe's network of lakes, rivers and canals. It deals specifically with the requirements of the inland boater, whether they be a narrow boat owner or cruiser enthusiast. It assumes no prior knowledge and so is ideal for the first timer, yet the more seasoned boater will learn plenty of tricks of the trade and tips to make their boating safer and more enjoyable. Courses take place over two days and can be taken either on a centre's boat or your own. The minimum age to take this course is 12 years old. £300.00 

Inland Waterways

These one and two day courses teach you to be safe and confident on the canals and rivers. Simple safety techniques, methods to control a narrowboat or barge and managing locks, are all highly useful skills that can make your time as crew or skipper much more enjoyable.  PERSONAL SAFETY  DECKWORK  HELMSMANSHIP  BOAT HANDLING  LOCKS  COLLISION AVOIDANCE  BOAT SAFETY Courses are run by Andy Keeling. Andy is a qualified Yachtmaster and RYA Instructor and is well known for instructing in a calm and relaxed atmosphere.  

Itinerary

  Introductions   Safety briefing An introduction to deckwork An introduction to Helmsmanship and Boat Handling. Instruction in mooring and leaving a mooring   Lock work   Debrief
© Rock the Lock
Rock the Lock

Courses

We offer three courses

An introduction to boating, competent crew and fully qualified helmsman courses are available.

Introduction to boating

With our taster course, you will have a general knowledge of boating. This doesn’t give you any formal qualification but will give you the confidence to take that first step. £150.00 

Inland Waterways Crew

Course

This is an entry level course and can be run in conjunction with the Inland Waterways Helmsman's course for mixed ability groups. This course is ideal for introducing friends or family members to crewing a vessel on the inland waterways, and for giving them an understanding of how they can assist the helm. The instructor will cover: personal safety; communication on board; throwing a mooring line; some basic boat handling; helping in locking operations; how to be a look out; what to do in an emergency and looking after the environment. £180.00 

Inland Waterways

Helmsman Certificate

This course is designed for those wanting to cruise the UK's and Europe's network of lakes, rivers and canals. It deals specifically with the requirements of the inland boater, whether they be a narrow boat owner or cruiser enthusiast. It assumes no prior knowledge and so is ideal for the first timer, yet the more seasoned boater will learn plenty of tricks of the trade and tips to make their boating safer and more enjoyable. Courses take place over two days and can be taken either on a centre's boat or your own. The minimum age to take this course is 12 years old. £300.00 

Inland Waterways

These one and two day courses teach you to be safe and confident on the canals and rivers. Simple safety techniques, methods to control a narrowboat or barge and managing locks, are all highly useful skills that can make your time as crew or skipper much more enjoyable.  PERSONAL SAFETY  DECKWORK  HELMSMANSHIP  BOAT HANDLING  LOCKS  COLLISION AVOIDANCE  BOAT SAFETY Courses are run by Andy Keeling. Andy is a qualified Yachtmaster and RYA Instructor and is well known for instructing in a calm and relaxed atmosphere.  

Itinerary

  Introductions   Safety briefing An introduction to deckwork An introduction to Helmsmanship and Boat Handling. Instruction in mooring and leaving a mooring   Lock work   Debrief