Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

Foundation Safety and Rescue X Rescue

During this BCU Foundation Safety & Rescue Training Course you'll learn the basic skills and techniques to keep yourself safe whilst paddling flat water, weather you're in a sit on top, canoe or kayak. We offer expert coaching and great venues to practice in. We supply all kayaking and safety equipment required (except wetsuits), come prepared to spend lots of time in the water working through the skills and rescue techniques.

What it will cover?

  • Equipment & its uses
  • Bank & boat based rescues
  • Common emergencies & scenarios

See Downloads Section for full Course Syllabus

Canoe Rescue - The Kayak Coach

Who it's for:

The course is designed for 2 Star and above standard paddlers however it's a very useful and informative course whatever your ability. Don't worry if you feel your paddling's not up to standard, the course doesn't assess your paddling skills but teaches you invaluable Safety and Rescue Skills. The course however isn't recommended for paddlers under the age of 14. The FSRT is also a pre-requirement for a level 1 coach.

What you'll need:

You will need to be fit enough to last a few hours of activity. We'll supply all the equipment you require (except wetsuit). You need simply come dressed in suitable clothing for getting wet and keeping warm. Some parts of the training will require participants to enter the water so wetsuits are recommended. This is a full day course with a short stop for lunch so please bring a packed lunch.

Kayak Safety Training - The Kayak Coach


This course is run over 1 day. Unless stated otherwise timings will normally be as follows:

Timings: 09.00 - 16.00 | 6 hours activity with a break for lunch

Group size: 6 max

Course certification is not included in the course fee. A small additional fee will be required for certification. Please note that this is a charge made by the BCU and moneys are not collected by us.

Course Dates & Locations:

The British Canoe Union Foundation Safety and Rescue Training course run at Cuckmere Haven, near Eastbourne.


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The Kayak Coach

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