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Course length – 6 hours inc breaks
Minimum age – 16yrs
More information on the award scheme can be found at: www.bcu.org.uk/
Fundamentally this course is designed for all paddlers irrespective of craft. The objective is to teach simple and safe skills that can be applied appropriately.
Current paddling skills to the level of the new 2 star award or equivalent experience in both a canoe and a kayak
Obviously this course involves a lot of swimming so come prepared.
The course aims to provide the student with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate
safely in a sheltered water environment and to be able to deal with common emergencies.These skills
will then form the basis of all safety and rescue training throughout the BCU Scheme.
The course has two purposes:
1. To provide the paddler with the necessary skills which will enable them to ensure the safety of themselves and others.
2. To provide the paddler with the appropriate rescue skills which can be used to help themselves and/or others in difficulty.