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
Foundation Safety and Rescue Training courses are typically delivered over one day and will involve at least eight hours teaching time. 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.
- These practical courses take place in calm, sheltered waters either as bank-based or boat-based courses.
This course will enable you to:
- 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.
Candidates need to be a solid 2* standard paddler with clothing appropriate to the prevailing conditions. Candidates will be expected to spend a large proportion of the day in and out of the water, practically experiencing, rescueing and being rescued in a variety of scenario's and craft types. There will be a small amount of classroom work - a pen and paper is adviseable for note taking.
This course is suitable for people looking to have basic tools to problem solve basic paddling scenario's in a variety of craft through classroom and practical, 'on the water' sessions