White Water Safety and Rescue Training
The White Water Safety and Rescue Training is designed for all paddlers operating in white water environment, either in a kayak or canoe.
It aims to teach simple and practical safety and rescue skills that can be applied appropriately to a moderate white water environment.
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Using a range of simulated scenarios this training course teaches safe paddling strategies and a variety of different rescue skills and aims to:
White Water Safety and Rescue Training is typically delivered over two days and includes a minimum of 10 hours teaching time.
The majority of the content is delivered in hands-on practical sessions supported by short riverside periods, covering the theoretical content.
Due to the paddling environment and the boat control required to participate in this training course, candidates should be:
- Confident in their ability to paddle on grade 2 water
- Confident swimming in normal paddling clothing suitable for a moving water environment
- A minimum of 16 years of age
A first aid certificate is not a pre-requisite. However holding a first aid certificate is strongly recommended for all paddlers.
Attendance Certificates are issued to successful candidates by British Canoeing following a recommendation from the course provider, subject to the following Certification fees: