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Foundation Safety and Rescue

This course is the British canoe union’s water safety course for paddlers, kayak or canoe, covering a wide range of safety situations and the most current thinking on techniques and equipment. It is also a prerequisite for the British Canoe Union level one coach award training scheme.

Course objectives

  • to provide a safe introduction to water activities
  • to provide an understanding of water safety issues
  • to see how water activities can contribute to the wider curriculum
  • to offer a route to developing further skills and qualifications
  • to understand how water activities can develop individuals and teams
  • to provide awareness of key things to look for when booking an external provider

Contribution to leader competence

  • develop initial skills and confidence in white water activities
  • better understanding of curriculum opportunities offered by white water activities
  • awareness of minimum requirements for booking safe providers of white water activities
  • develop an understanding of how white water activities can enhance group dynamics.

Course dates

 Event date  Application closing date
 Sunday 17 March 2019  Friday 1 February 2019


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