Birmingham & Midland Marine Services operate Gailey Wharf Training Centre, on the scenic Staffs & Worcester Canal and various other open water venues throughout the Midlands and Wales. We are approved training suppliers to the Canal & River Trust and provide a variety of training courses aimed primarily at the commercial sector. Designed for personnel working on or near water, we offer a broad portfolio of specialist inland marine training.

Courses are available from the relevant National Governing Bodies including, but not limited to:

  • Maritime & CoastGuard Agency
  • Outreach Rescue
  • Royal Life Saving Society
  • Royal Yachting Association

Training programmes are available for Skippers, Coxswains & Crews via the RYA and MCA schemes with Rescue Boat training specifically designed for the inland, open waters is delivered in accordance with Outreach Rescue guidelines.

Our ‘Occupational Water Safety & Rescue’ courses are delivered via the Outreach Rescue and Royal Life Saving Society DEFRA & CDM Regulations 2015 compliant & HSE endorsed schemes.

‘Water Safety / Rescue Awareness and First Responder programmes are aimed at the construction, civil engineering, rail, utilities, events, maintenance, environmental, emergency services, military, expedition and education sectors, where personnel may be working around ‘open water’ and our inland waterways (or being deployed as ‘safety-cover’), where an element of risk from the water has been flagged up on a risk assessment.

On a Leisure basis we can run any of the above courses given sufficient numbers. This may be either on your own boat or as part of a package including boat hire. We offer a variety of options; from joining you on the first day of your holiday afloat, right up to MCA Boat Master or providing club water safety training at our location or yours (Should suitable facilities be in place).

Birmingham Midland Marine Services are not a residential centre, click here to see details of our accommodation special offer.