Foundation Safety & Rescue Course 

25th November 2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Andrew Bennett
Foundation Safety & Rescue Course 
Sunday 25 November 2018, VKC Bedford,  09:00 – 17:00, Viking Kayak Club, Bedford, £45 members, £55 Non members (+£5 or £10 Certification fee)
This training course is intended for all paddlers, coaches and volunteers irrespective of craft or discipline choice, and is available in either bank-based or boat-based option. 
It provides training on key skills needed to operate safely and deal with common emergencies in a sheltered water environment. These skills then form the foundations for safety and rescue throughout British Canoeing awards.
Candidates will learn:
  • 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
For more information on the content covered please read the Syllabus.
These practical courses take place in calm, sheltered waters either as bank-based or boat-based courses.
Candidates wishing to attend Foundation Safety and Rescue Training must meet the following requirements:
  • Able to swim in normal paddling clothing suitable for the prevailing conditions
  • Boat-based candidates must also hold the current 2 Star Award or be of equivalent ability due to the paddling environment and the boat control required to complete the course
  • Bank-based participants accessing the course are not required to hold the British Canoeing 2 Star Award. However, they should be prepared to fully participate in all relevant aspects of the course
A first aid certificate is not a pre-requisite. However holding a first aid certificate is strongly recommended for all paddlers.
Attendance Certificates are issued to successful candidates by British Canoeing following a recommendation from the course provider, subject to the following Certification fees:
  • £5 for members
  • £10 for non-members
Please bring the certification fee payment with you on the day.
BOOK YOUR PLACE by contacting Andrew Bennett,  email
Further details of the FSRT award can be found at the British Canoeing page here –