Keeping safety in mind…
This course provides training on key skills needed to operate safely and deal with common emergencies in a sheltered water environment. It is intended for all paddlers, coaches and volunteers irrespective of craft or discipline choice and forms the foundations for safety and rescue throughout British Canoeing awards.
The FSRT is a British Canoeing course, with a national certification of attendance, and is a key pre-requisite for becoming a Level 1 Coach. You can download the syllabus and assessment notes from British Canoeing.
Here is the lowdown:
– You should already hold the BC Paddle Explore or 2 Star Award or be paddling at that standard in both craft (this is a busy course and there is no time to teach the basic boat control skills needed to conduct the rescues)
– The course will include instruction in both kayak and canoe that will involve candidates performing boat exits, swims and rescues.
– There are a maximum of 8 places on each course.
– L2F usually conducts these courses in association with a club or centre, but can run bespoke training sessions or assessments for small groups on request.
If you are interested please get in touch.