We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Inland Waterways Cruising School

Inland Waterways Cruising School


The Training Centre is based in Stourport Worcestershire. We operate on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal and the River Severn.

We instruct the Royal Yachting Association's Inland Waterways Helmsman's Course; teach advanced boat handling; the International Certificate of Competence and CEVNI.

No other location can offer as many training scenarios. Here you can learn canal techniques, with its narrow locks, broad locks and staircases. The river offers different exercises associated with the river current, large locks, anchor work and mooring.

Alternatively tuition can be on your own boat at your location.

  • Boat trips - education / community

  • School or community activities

Canal / river trust or society

Access Information

  • Path slope no steeper than 1 in 10
  • Paths wider than 1 metre
  • No steps or barriers
  • Intact compact path surfaces with only slight irregularities, neat edges, drains immediately