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Foundation Safety & Rescue Training (FSRT)   iCal entry for this event

This is a really good course looking at bank and boat based rescue techniques, not just for aspirant coaches, everyone can learn a great deal from this course. Learn a lot, feel safer and have a lot of fun! 


Spaces are limited to a total of six attendees, so book fast! In the event of high interest levels, aspirant coaches will get priority, and another course will be arranged.


This British Canoeing course will equip you with key safety and rescue skills required to stay safe and be able to deal with common emergencies. These skills form the basis for safety and rescue throughout British Canoeing qualifications.


 Upon completion you will;

  • Have the necessary skills to ensure the safety of yourself and others.
  • Have the appropriate rescue skills to help yourself and/or others in difficulty.


The course covers bank, line and boat based rescue techniques in a variety of craft. View the full syllabus here.


The course is usually ran as a classroom\dry outdoor session in the morning, and boat\wet session in the afternoon.


Previous Experience

To do the Boat Based Course you should have your 2 Star Award or be of that ability. Bank based participants will not need the 2 Star Award but will need to participate in all relevant aspects of the course. You will need to be able to swim in normal suitable clothing. If you are planning on taking the course as a bank based candidate please let us know in advance.


Payment is required to secure a place. Course fee is £20 plus a certificate fee. The certificate fee is the amount charged by the BCU to register your attendance and issue you with a certificate - £5, or £10 for non British Canoeing Members. 



The course will take place at LOPC. Please be ready to start at 9am. Tea and coffee will be available all day. You will need to bring a packed lunch.

You will need kit that will keep you comfortable when wet. 


This course is only available to Current PaddlePlus members.

Location: Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre


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Description Date Start time End time Availability Places
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Course & Certificate 19-05-2018 09:00 17:00 closed full
Course & Certificate 19-05-2019 closed full