BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue

BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue Course, North East and Northumberland

Course Dates:

dates by arrangement (minimum numbers required).

Course Fee: £85 per person.

Course Aims:

Skilfully delivered by BCU Level 5 coaches, this Foundation Safety and Rescue course will equip you with the key safety and rescue skills to deal with common emergencies, and forms the backbone for all safety and rescue training throughout the BCU scheme.  By the end of the course you will have the knowledge to ensure the safety of yourself and others, and to equip you with the basic rescue skills to help anyone in difficulty.

This course is a pre-requisite for the UKCC Level 1 Coaching Award.


The training course will be run over one day.

Venue: Tyne river system in the North East of England


Candidates should be over 14 years of age. Candidates should also hold the BCU 2 Star Award or be of that ability. The course contains a fair amount of swimming, so candidates should be confident in the water.

Equipment required:

  • Suitable craft for the course (such as Kayak, Open Canoe, Sit on Top etc)
  • Dry suit or wetsuit that will keep you warm throughout the day.
  • Throw line
  • Towline or tow system
  • A rescue knife
  • Whistle
  • A 4m piece of tape sling
  • Dry land clothing suitable for outdoor use.
  • Food and warm drink

Course Contents:

  • General Theory and planning
  • Safety and Rescue protocols
  • Bank based rescues
  • Boat based rescues
  • Scenario

For more information and to check availability please contact Kim

For more information on coaching and courses please contact me at

Open canoe, sea kayak and white water courses and coaching, 1:1 and group workshops, BCU Training and Assessments in Northumberland and the North East.

3 Responses to BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue

  1. Joel Robinson at #

    Hello, I am looking to do my FSRT and Level 1 coach in February/March. Can you please let me know if you have any availability around then.

    Many thanks,


  2. Kloe Campbell at #

    Hello, do you have dates for 2017 for the FSRT course?


  3. Paul Mordue at #

    Hi Kim

    I was wondering if you have any WWSR courses coming up anytime soon in the North East?

    Many thanks


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