Paddlesport Safety and Rescue

Description

10 CPD Points

Available from 4th January 2023

  • Do you want the skills to stay out of trouble?
  • Do you want to learn practical solutions if you get into difficulty?
  • Do you want to learn the tools to solve common paddling issues in a sheltered water environment?

Then the Paddlesport Safety and Rescue course is for you!

Your course will support you to explore and practice simple strategies and safe skills that provide you with the tools to solve common paddling issues in a sheltered water environment, providing peace of mind when venturing out onto the water.

Why take the Paddlesport Safety and Rescue course?

First of all, this award is all about keeping safe on your craft in sheltered water venues, this includes canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards. So, whether you are paddling with friends or your club, this practical course is packed with safe practical solutions. It doesn’t matter about your age or whether you have limited paddling experience, this course supports your knowledge and raises your awareness of your personal safety.

If you needed any more convincing, the course is completely based around training and raising awareness, with no assessment. Structured to support you, our experienced tutors will ensure you have plenty of time practising, as well as understanding how you can develop skills and experience after the course.

The course takes around 6 hours and will cover 6 modules:

  • Clothing and Equipment
  • Safety frameworks
  • Contact and Towing rescues
  • Self-rescues
  • Deep water rescues
  • Reflection and development

There will be opportunities to develop and progress your rescue skills and meet like-minded people during the course. Many of our course candidates develop long lasting friendships, connections and contacts.

The course documentation will be available from December 2022.

This course is open to anyone of any age. Courses will be available to book towards the end of 2022.

Content

This is a mainly practical training course with no assessment. Your course will support you in keeping yourself and others safe whilst on the water, providing you with the tools and concepts to consider solutions to common issues on the water.

The course will cover 6 key modules -

Clothing and Equipment

  • Craft overview, safety considerations and features
  • Clothing and equipment worn
  • Additional safety equipment
  • Safety frameworks

  • Sheltered water environment and weather considerations
  • Safety principles
  • Rescue protocols
  • Calling for help
  • Contact and Towing rescues

  • Assisting swimmers
  • Towing systems
  • Recovering equipment
  • Self-rescues

  • Self-rescues
  • Assisted self-rescues
  • Deep water rescues

  • Various craft from preferred craft
  • Techniques for getting swimmer out of the water
  • Multiple rescues
  • Unconscious / unresponsive rescues
  • Entrapped rescues
  • Reflections from the course

  • Reflections on own learning and areas for development;
  • Skills checklists
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    UK Courses

    Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course
    • Sat 21-01-2023
      Andrew Brown
      15th Long Eaton Sea Scouts
    Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course
    • Sun 26-02-2023
      Robin Harris
      Taunton Canoe Club, Priory Bridge Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1AP
    Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course
    • Fri 03-03-2023
      Ian Adey
      Lake District - Kinetic Paddlesports, Kendal, Cumbria, la89nb
    Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course
    • Sun 12-03-2023
      Paddle Cabin
      Paddle Cabin, East Peckham, Kent, TN12 5HF
    Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course
    • Fri 24-03-2023
      Paddle Cabin
      Paddle Cabin, East Peckham, Kent, TN12 5HF
    Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course
    • Sat 01-04-2023
      Mark Collinson
      The Anderton Centre, New Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR69HG
    Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course
    • Sun 02-04-2023
      Mark Collinson
      The Anderton Centre, New Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 9HG
    Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course
    • Sat 02-09-2023
      Mark Collinson
      The Anderton Centre, New Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 9HG
    Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course
    • Sun 03-09-2023
      Mark Collinson
      The Anderton Centre, New Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 9HG
    10 CPD Points
    Course Description

    Available from 4th January 2023

    • Do you want the skills to stay out of trouble?
    • Do you want to learn practical solutions if you get into difficulty?
    • Do you want to learn the tools to solve common paddling issues in a sheltered water environment?

    Then the Paddlesport Safety and Rescue course is for you!

    Your course will support you to explore and practice simple strategies and safe skills that provide you with the tools to solve common paddling issues in a sheltered water environment, providing peace of mind when venturing out onto the water.

    Why take the Paddlesport Safety and Rescue course?

    First of all, this award is all about keeping safe on your craft in sheltered water venues, this includes canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards. So, whether you are paddling with friends or your club, this practical course is packed with safe practical solutions. It doesn’t matter about your age or whether you have limited paddling experience, this course supports your knowledge and raises your awareness of your personal safety.

    If you needed any more convincing, the course is completely based around training and raising awareness, with no assessment. Structured to support you, our experienced tutors will ensure you have plenty of time practising, as well as understanding how you can develop skills and experience after the course.

    The course takes around 6 hours and will cover 6 modules:

    • Clothing and Equipment
    • Safety frameworks
    • Contact and Towing rescues
    • Self-rescues
    • Deep water rescues
    • Reflection and development

    There will be opportunities to develop and progress your rescue skills and meet like-minded people during the course. Many of our course candidates develop long lasting friendships, connections and contacts.

    The course documentation will be available from December 2022.

    This course is open to anyone of any age. Courses will be available to book towards the end of 2022.

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