First Aid

All active coaches have a responsibility to maintain a current First Aid award, to ensure they can look after paddlers in their care. Coaches sign a declaration upon registration for our coaching qualifications accepting this responsibility. Holding a valid First Aid award is also part of the British Canoeing coach update scheme. Coaches who meet these requirements are recognized by British Canoeing as being active and up-to-date.

The following courses are recognised by British Canoeing as appropriate First Aid awards. This is not a definitive list. In order for awards not covered in this listed to be recognised, please provide a copy of the syllabus, detailed course length and the training provider contact details to the British Canoeing for approval and subsequent inclusion in this list.