In January 2023, British Canoeing Awarding Body will be replacing the Foundation Safety & Rescue Training with a Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course which aims to provide paddlers with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely and to be able to deal with common problems in a sheltered water environment.
Throughout the course, candidates will explore simple strategies and safe skills that can provide the tools to solve common paddling issues.
The course is suitable for all ages and great for individuals, aspirant Paddlesport Instructors and groups wanting to expand their safety practices when on the water. The course content focuses on rescuing from the paddlers specific craft and covers equipment, safety frameworks, as well as a range of rescues including contact and towing rescues, self-rescues and deep water rescues.
From January 2023 the FSRT will no longer be available and replaced with the new course. Both the new course and FSRT will be accepted as the safety prerequisite for the BCAB Level 1 Paddlesport Instructor.
The NEW Paddlesport Safety and Rescue course will be available from 4th January 2023.
Further updates will be promoted via the British Canoeing Awarding Body website and the ‘Catch up with Coaching’ newsletter.