Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue

The Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue course aims to provide paddlers with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely and be able to deal with common problems on the sea, in both sheltered and moderate conditions.

The course is suitable for all paddlers wanting to expand their safety practices on the sea. Suitable craft include sea kayaks, sea specific sit on tops and closed cockpit kayaks.

Course Content

Throughout the course, paddlers will explore simple strategies and safe skills that can provide the tools to solve common paddling issues. All modules are interactive, practical sessions, discussing and using equipment, and exploring possible solutions to common issues in a moderate sea environment.

The Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue course consists of 8 modules:

  • Sources of information
  • Safety frameworks
  • Contact and towing rescues
  • Self rescues
  • Deep water rescues
  • Dealing with equipment damage/failure
  • Landing and first aid
  • Reflection and skills checklist


  • No minimum age
  • 7 hours long
  • Sheltered/moderate conditions

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.O