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Paddle UK Safety and Rescue Training

Wild River provides the British Canoeing Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course, White Water Safety and Advanced White Water Safety along with tailored safety and rescue training designed to meet the needs of centres, clubs or groups.

If you cannot find the course you want at a time that suits please contact us and we will try to meet your needs.

Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course (PSRC) replaced Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT) on the 1st January 2023. Both the PRSC and FSRT are recognised as pre-requisites for the relevant qualifications e.g Paddlesport Instructor.

White Water Safety course (WWS) replaced White Water Safety and Rescue Training (WWSR) on 1st November 2023. Both the WWS and WWSR are recognised as pre-requisites for the relevant qualifications e.g White Water Leader.

Advanced White Water Safety course replaces Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue Training (WWSR) on 2nd January 2024. Both are recognised as pre-requisites for the relevant qualifications e.g Advanced White Water Leader.


Safety & Rescue Training


Our SUP safety day will give you all the tools to make keep you safe as you enjoy paddleboarding with your friends.

This course is aimed at newer sup paddlers who want a deeper knowledge of safety issues and trip planning. 


The course aims to provide the student with the safety and rescue skills required to operate safely in a sheltered water environment and to be able to deal with common emergencies.

Use our range of high quality boats to practice the most up to date rescue techniques. This is definitely the most fun you can have around, on and in the water.


The white water safety course is designed for all paddlers operating in a moderate to white water environment in either kayak or canoe.

Enjoy swimming in the river with our very experienced coaches.

Paddlesport Safety & Rescue Course
White Water Safety & Rescue Training

Advanced White Water Safety


Although this advanced white water safety and rescue training is the prerequisite for the advanced white water kayak leader award we suggest that anyone operating in advanced white water should use it as a refresher. Our coaches will give you the most up to date techniques and allow you to practice rescues in a safe environment.

Advanced Whitewater Safety & Rescue Training       Safety & Rescue Course Dates

Wild River is very happy to offer bespoke rescue training to any individuals or groups without the limitations of a set syllabus. Please contact us to discuss this.

If you or your group would like a safety and rescue day tailored specifically to you or the venue you use most, we are very happy to deliver this. Our coaches have a vast range of experience that we can use to give you useful solutions to the real problems you have.



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