BCU White Water Safety and Rescue

White Water Safety and Rescue

Course Dates:

  • To be arranged

These course run within the BCU ratios of a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 6.  Other Dates by Arrangement.


North East and Northumberland

Course Fee – £130 Including all BCU Certification Fees.

Course Aims

Delivered by BCU Level 5 Coaches, this exceptional WWS&R training course is designed for all paddlers operating in a moderate white water environment in either kayak or canoe.

In addition, the training is required for those seeking their 4 star leader (white water or open canoe) award.  The objective is to provide the underpinning knowledge and teach simple and safe practical skills that can be applied appropriately. By it’s nature the course is very ‘hands on’.

  • To improve individuals awareness of safety skills in the river environment.
  • To teach personal survival skills.
  • To teach throwline rescue techniques.
  • To understand the need for structure in an emergency situation.
  • To outline basic rescue protocols that prioritise the safety of the individual above all others.
  • To introduce & develop the ‘clean rope’ principle.

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.

2 Responses to BCU White Water Safety and Rescue

  1. Paul Newman at #

    Hi Kim,
    The WWSR course the club had organised has fallen through and I still need to do it to register for my 4star assessment. If you decide to put one on over the coming months (preferably on a weekend and before it starts to get too cold) please let me know.


  2. Gary Fitzgerald at #

    Hi, have you got any dates for this , ideally in december mid week.



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