New Advanced White Water Safety

The Advanced White Water Safety course is designed to support kayakers and canoeists on grade 3 and 4 white water rivers. The two day course will cover casualty management, moving around steep environments, dealing with stuck craft and paddlers, in complex environments.

The Advanced White Water Safety course is a 2-day programme that consists of 12 modules. This can be delivered in a day or modular, over a maximum of an eight-week period to suit the participants.

Participants need to either hold the relevant British Canoeing Awarding Body Personal Performance Award or equivalent ability in/on their preferred craft due to the paddling environment and the boat control required to complete the course.

The NEW Advanced White Water Safety course will be available from 2nd January 2024.

Please note, this course will replace the existing Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue (Ad.WWSR). 

Further updates will be promoted via the British Canoeing Awarding Body website and the ‘Catch up with Coaching’ newsletter.

Course Documents

For further information on Safety and Rescue Training, follow link for course documents.


Attendance certificates are issued to successful candidates by their Delivery Centre following a recommendation from the course provider.