British Canoeing Foundation Safety & Rescue Training

Book-Now-Button-PNG-PhotosThis 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.

For more information about the Foundation Safety and Rescue Training course and to register with British Canoeing please visit: British Canoeing FSRT

Course Content:

This one day training course will typically run from 9:00 – 6:00pm and cover the FSRT syllabus:

Foundation Safety and Rescue Training Syllabus

These practical courses take place in calm, sheltered waters either as bank-based or boat-based courses.

Pre-course requirements:

Candidates wishing to attend Foundation Safety and Rescue Training must be 14 years or over and 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.


This is a practical course and a lot of time will be spent spent on the water.  All specialist kit * will be provided but please bring your own if you wish.

  • *Boat/*paddle
  • *Wetsuit /drysuit
  • *Canoeing cag
  • *Buoyancy aid
  • *Helmet
  • Wetboots / trainers that will get wet
  • Swimwear and towel
  • Warm clothes
  • Hat
  • Flask

Course Dates: 

5th March 2018

Please email our DofE and course co-ordinator on for our latest prices and availability. 

Please note that courses need a min number of 4 candidates to run.

Venue: Anderton Centre, New Road, Nr Chorley PR6 9HG

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