Welcome to the British Canoeing Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course. The course is designed for the “Sheltered Water” environment. The aim being to provide paddlers with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely. They should also be able to deal with common problems that maybe encountered.
The course is designed for all paddlers irrespective of their chosen craft. With the objective to introduce, explore and practice simple strategies and safe skills. The aim is to provide the paddlers with the tools to solve common paddling issues.
Throughout the course, candidates will explore simple strategies and safe skills that can provide the tools to solve common paddling issues. The course content focuses on rescuing from the paddlers specific craft. It covers equipment and safety frameworks, as well as a range of rescues including contact and towing rescues, self-rescues and deep water rescues.
The Paddlesport Safety and Rescue course is a 6-hour programme that consists of 6 modules.
For more information, go to our Safety & Rescue page. We do recommend the use of a dry suit for this course. These can be hired from us at a small, extra cost of £10, Please contact us if you require one.
We recommend a minimum age of 14 and you should be at the level of the Explore Award or old 2 Star Award.
Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who must be present at all times but can stay on the bank.