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.

5th October 2019

ResuscitationHolding 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 British Canoeing Level 1 Aquatic First Aid.

5th and 6th October 2019

Group shelterThis is the 16 hour first aid course and is being run in combination with a Level 1 course (attendance on the Level 1 course within the previous 4 weeks is a pre-requisite for the Level 2 course.) 

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

November 2018

The next WWSR course will run on 2nd - 4th  November 2018 on the River Barle at Dulverton (subject to sufficient demand).  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.

This award provides the additional skills and knowledge necessary for providing safety cover and rescue skills during a canoeing session in a swimming pool. We ran our last more training and an assessment in January 2016 in the swimming pool at QMC.

For a copy of the syllabus - click here