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Derbyshire Canal Boat Tuition Courses - Direct Assessment Course


£140 per person (min booking for 2 persons) or £250 for a single lone student


If the student is an experienced boater and they want to be awarded the certificate, we can hold a Direct Assessment course, subject to the boat being insured and licensed, they must check with their insurer about the course being carried out on their boat.

They should have the equivalent of at least one full season helming on the inland waterways.The duration is for one day’s assessment either on CORNERSTONE or their own boat.

They should be able to demonstrate without tuition all the practical elements of the syllabus and also answer questions satisfactorily on the theoretical elements. At the satisfactory completion of the assessment the student will be awarded the RYA Helmsman certificate. Consideration can be given for this assessment to be carried out on a students own boat.


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DCB Tuition is a friendly, family run narrowboat company operating within Derbyshire between Shardlow, Swarkestone Lock and Willington.

We are fully qualified and insured to run the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) inland waterways Helmsman and Crew courses. The RYA is the recognised governing body for the boating leisure industry and a leading representative for the inland waterways.

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