Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

1 day | £60

Perfect for paddlers, coaches and volunteers

British Canoeing

Foundation Safety and Rescue Training 

New dates to be confirmed 

This training course is intended for all paddlers, coaches and volunteers.

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.

Prices and dates

  • £60pp
  • New dates to be confirmed
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Who are Land & Wave

We're based in Dorset, but operate all over the UK and in the French Alps.

Land & Wave trains lots (and lots) of Outdoor Instructors every year. 

Why use Land & Wave

Our staff love what they do and love sharing adventures with people.

We are NOT stuffy, old school and aloof.

We're good at paperwork and communication - you'll know exactly what's going on.


  • £10 million public liability insurance
  • Experienced, friendly instructors
  • Accredited by AALA and LOTC
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How to find us

We're based in Swanage.

Our next course...

Dorset Waterpark

Airfleet Mill Lakes

Studland Road


BH20 5JG

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Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

Foundation Safety and Rescue Training is a fantastic opportunity to develop skills, confidence and take on board new information.

  • Prerequisites

    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 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
    • 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

    A first aid certificate is not a pre-requisite. However holding a first aid certificate is strongly recommended for all paddlers.

  • Learning Outcomes

    The objective of this training course is to introduce simple and safe skills that can provide the tools to problem solve simple common paddling scenarios in flat/sheltered water regardless of the craft.

    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
  • More Information from British Canoeing

    More information about the Foundation Safety and Rescue Course can be found by clicking this link


  • Kit List
  • Course Notes and Syllabus
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