The Foundation Safety and Rescue Training Course is the perfect way to learn the skills needed to be safe on the water and be able to keep other paddlers safe with you. Learn how to rescue and deal with situations in conditions that vitally need the knowledge of rescues and safety.



This very enjoyable course is designed to provide paddlers with the necessary knowledge such as:

  • Skills which will enable them to ensure the safety of themselves and others;

  • Appropriate rescue skills which can be used to help themselves and/or others in difficulty;

  • And how to use the appropriate safety equipment on flat/sheltered water.


As this is one of the prerequisites to become a qualified Instructor or Coach, we are also externally organising these courses so that it is possible to progress to an instructor/coach level, if you so wish to progress along the coaching pathway. This provides the information and coaching to be able to safely rescue another paddler in many different situations. This is an enjoyable practical course. You must be prepared to get wet for this course.


If you are interest in becoming a coach or an instructor, please visit this link: BC Paddlesport Instructor.

This Course is ideal for any scout leaders, parents and paddlers who are regularly out on the water and want to keep their fellow paddlers safe in case of an emergency. The Foundation Safety and Rescue Training will provide you with the necessary knowledge to run safe session for yourself and the paddlers you have out on the water.




Boat-based candidates must also hold the Paddle Explore Award, 2 Star Award or be of equivalent ability due to the paddling environment and the boat control required to complete the course.
Able to swim in normal paddling clothing suitable for the prevailing conditions.
Bank-based participants accessing the course are not required to hold a Personal Performance Award. However, they should be prepared to fully participate in all relevant aspects of the course.


Included within the price of this course, you will receive:

  • A British Canoeing FSRT Certificate;

  • Tailored Training and Support.

  • 1 Day of Training

  • Equipment and Craft/Boats