What is the Certificate in Community Boat Management?
The CCBM course is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of people operating boats carrying groups of twelve passengers or less. It is administered by the National Community Boats Association (NCBA) of which LNBP Community Boating is a member.
The CCBM course is aimed at boat users in the voluntary or public sectors, but the scheme will be of interest to all group leaders using commercial hirecraft. Many organisations require the CCBM as a prerequisite for group leaders who are planning to self-steer.
All candidates for the CCBM must be over 18 years.
Why is it necessary?
The objective of the qualification is to reduce the risk to user groups on the inland waterways, by raising the safety awareness of those in charge who are simultaneously handling craft and managing groups.
The scheme draws on best practice in community boat operations, and aims to set the highest possible standards of training and assessment for paid or volunteer staff.
Note: our own LNBP Community Boating Self-steer Certificate only grants permission to use our Boats as a self-steer skipper but in all other regards is the same as a CCBM.
For further details of the scheme and training courses contact Chris Woodward.