Safety & Rescue Courses

At River Flair we believe that Safety and Rescue Training shouldn’t just be for those who are wanting to pass awards, but for everyone who goes paddling, be it on grade 2 or grade 5.

That’s why we offer both British Canoeing Safety and Rescue Training and Bespoke Safety and Rescue Training courses so that everyone we coach has a course that is right for them.


British Canoeing Foundation Safety & Rescue Training Courses

This is a one day course which follows the British Canoeing FSRT syllabus. It is an excellent introduction to the first principles of Safety and Rescue on the water and is also a pre-requisite for those planning to attend a British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor Course. Cost: £99 per person

FSRT Course Dates

British Canoeing White Water Safety & Rescue Courses

This is a two day course which follows the British Canoeing WWSR syllabus. It is a pre-requisite for those looking to go on to be assessed for their White Water Leader Award (Canoe or Kayak) or White Water Kayak Coach Awards. It is an intensive course which imparts a broad understanding of white water safety and rescue techniques. Cost: £160 per person

WWSR Course Dates

British Canoeing Advanced White Water Safety & Rescue Courses

This is a two day, action packed course, which follows the British Canoeing AWWSR syllabus. It is an intensive course, which will equip you with the best tools and techniques for advanced white water safety and rescue.

It is also a pre-requisite for those looking to go on to be assessed for their Advanced White Water Leader Award (Canoe or Kayak) or Advanced White Water Coach Award. Cost: £180 per person

AWWSR Course Dates

River Flair Bespoke Safety & Rescue Training Courses

These courses are tailor-made to each group and so can be anywhere between one and three days. A one day course may be appropriate for those who are looking for a refresher on specific aspects of safety and rescue. For those who are not looking to progress through the awards system, but are simply wanting to learn the best techniques for them from white water professionals, a two day course might be best.

For those wanting to obtain a British Canoeing Safety and Rescue award, but spend a little more time on certain aspects of the course or learn additional techniques to those on the syllabus, a three day course is ideal.

Prices start from £90 per person.

Group rates can be arranged and will be dependant on the length of course and group size.