Hazel pinned on the Schuls GorgeIn an assumed risk activity such as canoeing and kayaking safety, rescue and first aid training is important.  The Club can provide this training at introductory and intermediate level including:

You never know when you will those skills either as rescuer, first aider, casualty or victim.

ResuscitationTypically the Club runs two level 1 Aquatic First Aid Courses each year. The next course will be on Saturday 11th March 2017. This course is now FULLY BOOKED.

Holding an 8 hour first aid qualification is a requirement for BCU Coaches level 1 and 2 and for the Pool Endorsement. We recommend that all canoeists should hold at least an 8 hour qualification, such as the BCU Level 1 Aquatic First Aid.

Group shelterThis is the 16 hour first aid course. Attendance on the Level 1 course within the previous 4 weeks is a pre-requisite for the Level 2 course.  The next level 2 course will be on Saturday 11th March (L1 day) and Saturday 12th March (L2 day). This course is now FULLY BOOKED.

Holding an 16 hour first aid qualification is a requirement for BCU Level 3 Coaches and new level 2 coaches with moderate water endorsement.

FSRT1The Club aims to run at least one FSRT each year: the next one will be in March/April 2017

Suited to those of 2 or 3 Star standard who want to develop their foundation rescue skills.

The next WWSR course will run in June 2017 (date to be confirmed).  The Club typically runs this course once each year.

Suited to paddlers who are confident on grade 2 water and are comfortable with swimming in moving water, this course will develop personal survival skills and an understanding of rescue procedures in a river environment.