19th November 2022
Holding an 8 hour first aid qualification is a requirement for BCU Coaches level 1 and 2 and for Paddlesport Instructor. We recommend that all canoeists should hold at least an 8 hour qualification, such as the British Canoeing Level 1 Aquatic First Aid.
British Canoeing Aquatic First Aid Level 1
This award is intended to address the First Aid incidents most likely to arise during the majority of canoeing situations and includes:
- Drowning and cold water immersion
- Effects of heat and cold
- Wounds and major bleeding
Assessment will be on-going during the course, rather than by final examination.
Minimum age - 14 years.
Cost (L1 only): £50 (£30 for members of BADCC)
The course lasts 8 hours and will be run on a single day.
Unfortunately British Canoeing has discontinued the Aquatic First Aid Level 2 course