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Community Crew Course
This entry-level course addresses the needs and abilities of all ages, but particularly the young and inexperienced. Equally suitable for volunteers within a project wishing to gain experience. Supported by the Canal and River Trust, the course has a substantial profile on the waterways and in schools and colleges. There is a clear progression from the CCC to the CCBM. 14+
This course is delivered by an approved NCBA trainer, in preparation for a group taking a boat out on the inland waterways of the UK. The course is designed to minimise potential risks and provide a level of knowledge and skill to the boat operators, helping to ensure a safe, enjoyable boating experience.
Certificate in Community Boat Management (CCBM)
Fully endorsed by the Canal and River Trust and recommended as an inland waterways qualification in the Small Passenger Boat code, issued by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, this course draws on current best practice, as supplied by member organisations of the NCBA. The aim of the course is to give operators of boats on non-tidal waterways training in boat handling, boat maintenance and the management of group safety and welfare. 18+, with some experience of working with groups and practical boating experience. Successful candidates qualify to operate boats with a maximum of 12 passengers, on non-tidal inland waterways in the UK.
Delivered at an approved Accredited Training Centre (ATC), this 2 day course will provide an experienced skipper with the teaching and communication skills needed to train individuals in the CCBM. Once qualified, you’ll be able to register your project as an ATC and deliver your own CCBM courses.
Regional Training Moderator
For experienced trainers, who visit other Accredited Training Centres in the region to ensure compliance with agreed standards. The process involves recommendations and an interview with the NCBA Training Development Officer. You must already be actively delivering CCBM courses (minimum of 5) and have observed a minimum of 2 CCBM courses.
Maritime and Coastguard Agency Short Courses
Various short courses, including Fire Safety & Personal Water Safety.