Steve Goddard

Boating Safely – New First Aid Course Launched

At NBSC we’ve always stressed the importance of boating safely and all of our on board courses show you how to boat safely to minimise the possibilities of accidents. However the very nature of narrowboating means that we are frequently in remote locations a long way and a long time from any professional help and […]

Electrics and Plumbing Course success

The weekend of 12 / 13th May saw the inaugural Boat Electric and Plumbing Course being run at our Debdale Classroom. With a weekend full of practical electrical and plumbing exercises there was enough to keep the students occupied all the time. In the electrical exercises the students were each given one section of the […]

Now for something completly different

A couple of weeks ago we were asked to run a own boat Helmsman’s course on the Mon and Brec canal in Wales. What made this very special was that the boat was an ex Port of London Authority tender!! For once the weather was perfect and the scenery on the canal was spectacular. Coupled […]

Boat Maintenance II New Course

New course – Boat Maintenance II Course We are very pleased to announce a brand new course – Boat Maintenance II Course. We have developed this course at the request of several people who have attended our Diesel Engine course. They asked if it was possible to have a course which looked at certain elements […]


 Lunchtime at Narrowboat Skills Centre   Lunchtime at Narrowboat Skills Centre is always a real treat! We aim to look after and cater for our student well. Students at the Narrowboat Skills Centre are always provided with top quality lunches. You can enjoy a freshly made lunch which will be supplied courtesy of the local […]

CRT Experience Day

CRT experience day The Narrowboat Skills Centre were pleased to host Ian Rogers (CRT Customer Services and Operations Director) and Sean McGinley (CRT East Midlands Waterway Manager) for an experience day on Gwendoline May. This was an opportunity for both Ian and Sean to brush up on their Helmsman’s skills.  While testing out their skills, […]

Foxton Vintage Festival

Foxton Vintage Festival NBSC are exceptionally pleased to announce that we are the principle sponsor of Foxton Vintage Festival.  This brand new and exciting event takes place at Foxton Locks this September. The Canal and River Trust have organised this year’s Foxton Vintage Festival. Times Gone By at the Canal At this two day event […]

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Welcome to NBSC

Welcome to the new look NBSC website David and Steve would like to wish everybody a Happy New Year. We welcome you to the new look, updated NBSC website. New Look NBSC Website, same high quality narrowboat courses Our new look NBSC website has been updated and changed its look. Here you can find comprehensive […]