White Water Safety and Rescue Training

The British Canoeing Awarding Body White Water Safety and Rescue Training is designed for all paddlers operating in the white water environment. It aims to teach simple and practical safety and rescue skills that can be applied appropriately to a moderate white water environment.

Core Skills Covered

Using a range of simulated scenarios, this Training course teaches safe paddling strategies. The majority of the content is delivered by hands-on, practical sessions supported by short riverside periods covering the theoretical content.


  • 2 day course
  • No minimum age

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.