We run a variety of courses at Tillerfolk , from our own relaxed learning experience to formally assessed two day Royal Yachting Association Inland Waters Helmsman certificated courses. We also offer RYA competent crew training and own boat tuition for any of our courses.

Tillerfolk One Day Course

This course includes canal and river cruising and also locks.

(Max 4 Students)


The RYA CCC is for family and friends wanting to play their part in safely assisting the steerer to moor up, operate locks, assist with man overboard situations and generally be aware of the many useful things they can do to ensure a safe and enjoyable narrow boating journey

(Max 4 Students)

RYA IWHC Two Day Course

The Inland Waterways Residential Helmsman Course for inexperienced / novice boaters and includes tuition and license assessment on board an ABC Boat Hire Luxury Narrowboat

(Max 3 Students)

Own Boat Tuition

Any of our courses can be conducted on your own narrow boat . Prices will vary depending on type of course, number of participants and location. Please let us give you a quotation for your specific requirements..

(Max 4 Students on a cruiser or semi-trad stern, Max 2 on a traditional stern)

Course notes and certificates / licenses (if applicable) are included in the course fees, as are tea / coffee, soft drinks & snacks. (Main meals not included)