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Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT)


A one day training course to equip you with essential safety and rescue skills.



This is a one day training course, to equip you with the essential safety and rescue skills appropriate for flat water paddling.

This course is for you if: You have some basic paddling skills (approx. 2 star) and would like to learn how to be safer out on the water, especially if you are likely to be looking after others. The minimum age for this course is 14. If you are looking to become a paddlesports instructor, you must have completed an FSRT course.


9.30am to 5.30pm (Day course)


Dates for 2022:

Saturday April 2nd

Saturday April 30th

Saturday October 1st

More dates available on Demand



This course is held at Leam Boat Centre.

What to Wear and Bring:

You should have all your usual paddling equipment, including any safety/rescue kit you usually carry. If you would like to use a centre boat please get in touch in advance. The day will include fairly long periods of wet work, so be prepared for the prevailing temperatures!

We will be practicing rescues in a variety of boats so bring your usual boat, but you'll get a chance to try others.

British Canoeing suggests a kit list of:

Buoyancy aid
Rescue gear eg throwline
Tow system e.g. Sling

If you don't have certain items of the above, please don't feel you have to rush out and buy them, as we have plenty of spares, and you will hopefully gain some insight as to what you need and what's best for you as part of the course.

Please bring a packed lunch with you (or you can buy some from the town nearby). Drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the boat centre.



Chose your date above, and go to the checkout to buy your course. Please let us know the names of participants by using the delivery comments box at the checkout. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from us. If you have any specific needs or questions that you would like to discuss before the course starts, please give us a call.


Gift Vouchers:

If you would like to buy this course as a gift, just choose voucher as your date option. Your voucher recipient will then be able to call us to book the date that's most convenient for them.


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