FSRT Provider

What the Role Entails

As a Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT) Provider, you support the development of paddlers across our community.

Being an safety award provider can be very rewarding.

You will be supporting Coaches and leaders, they will benefit from your support as well and go on to safely introduce thousands of people to our sport.

Applications to become an FSRT providers are accepted year-round, you can apply by booking on to an orientation course through our event booking system. The application form is part of the booking process.

What will you do as an FSRT Provider?

  • Deliver the FSRT course.
  • Support course candidates.
  • Ensure candidates have a clear development plan at the end of the course.

What does the development process look like?

Your development to becoming an FSRT provider starts with your application. If your successful your orientation day will give you the chance to work with one of our Trainers. To get the most out of the orientation we recommend:

Being a successful provider will involve:

  • Being great at coaching safety skills in a range of craft.
  • Delivering a range of personal performance awards.
  • Be able to identify strengths in individuals as well as areas for development

Maintaining the Role

On becoming an FSRT Provider, you will be required to follow and agree to the Provider Service Agreement. This includes following the Update Scheme.

You will also be expected to attend a moderation event every 3 years; this is to keep you up to date with, and to share best practice with, other FSRT Providers. You will also be expected to run a minimum of 1 course every 3 years to keep your role up to date.

Want to know more?

Read more in our becoming an FSRT Provider Support Document

Read more about the FSRT, course syllabus and information available here.

Ready to begin?

Use book now to find an Orientation Course and start your application!

Minimum Requirements

To become an FSRT provider you must meet one of the following qualification requirements, please note there is a full role description and person specification in the becoming an FSRT Provider Support document Click here

However in addition to the qualifications below you must consider FSRT providers need broad experience of paddlesport, whilst not a pre requisite you will need to understand and have high personal skills Stand up Paddle-boarding as well as Canoe and Kayak. The holding of SUP based Coaching, Leadership and Personal Performance awards is highly desirable.
  • BCU Level 3 Coach, plus a personal performance award in the opposite discipline (3* Kayak, Kayak Award, Canoe 3* Award or Canoe 3 Star award)
  • OR
  • BC Moderate Water Coach Award or equivalent, plus a personal performance award in the opposite discipline (3* Kayak, Kayak Award, Canoe 3* Award or Canoe 3 Star award),
  • OR
  • BC Coach Award (Canoe and Kayak)
  • AND
  • A minimum of 100 logged coaching hours within a range of craft in the sheltered water environment after achieving the qualification

Further Instructions

If you are interested in becoming a FSRT Provider, please read the documents below.
  • Becoming an FSRT Provider Support Document - Click here
  • Becoming an FSRT Provider Application Instructions - Click here
Applications to become an FSRT provider are accepted year-round, you can apply by booking on to an orientation. The application form is part of the booking process.

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What the Role Entails

As a Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT) Provider, you support the development of paddlers across our community.

Being an safety award provider can be very rewarding.

You will be supporting Coaches and leaders, they will benefit from your support as well and go on to safely introduce thousands of people to our sport.

Applications to become an FSRT providers are accepted year-round, you can apply by booking on to an orientation course through our event booking system. The application form is part of the booking process.

What will you do as an FSRT Provider?

  • Deliver the FSRT course.
  • Support course candidates.
  • Ensure candidates have a clear development plan at the end of the course.

What does the development process look like?

Your development to becoming an FSRT provider starts with your application. If your successful your orientation day will give you the chance to work with one of our Trainers. To get the most out of the orientation we recommend:

Being a successful provider will involve:

  • Being great at coaching safety skills in a range of craft.
  • Delivering a range of personal performance awards.
  • Be able to identify strengths in individuals as well as areas for development

Maintaining the Role

On becoming an FSRT Provider, you will be required to follow and agree to the Provider Service Agreement. This includes following the Update Scheme.

You will also be expected to attend a moderation event every 3 years; this is to keep you up to date with, and to share best practice with, other FSRT Providers. You will also be expected to run a minimum of 1 course every 3 years to keep your role up to date.

Want to know more?

Read more in our becoming an FSRT Provider Support Document

Read more about the FSRT, course syllabus and information available here.

Ready to begin?

Use book now to find an Orientation Course and start your application!

 

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