Courses run by Tooley’s Boatyard

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These are the courses which are being offered at Tooley’s Boatyard.

Boat Handling courses:

Our courses are run by trainers who are accredited by the Royal Yachting Association.Courses are run either using your own boat or Tooley’s trip boat Dancing Duck. Some courses are run leading to a certificate but others are designed to give basic skills to novice helmsmen, perhaps in advance of you next narrowboating holiday. Give us a call to discuss your options.

Painting Courses:

Experienced painters regularly working on boats in the dry dock are willing to pass on their skills to new students. Skills from novice upwards.

  • Roses


Novice or improver – you can learn from one of our experienced blacksmiths how to create useful items from steel using simple hand tools, the fire and Anvil.

  • ‘Have a Go’ Course
  • Beginners Course
  • Advanced Course

For more information see the Forge page or call us to discuss your options.