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Paddle UK Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course (PSRC)

£ 90

Newton Abbot

Paddle UK Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course (PSRC)
£ 90

Activity Highlights:

Are you looking to enhance your paddling safety skills and be prepared for any situation on the water? Our Paddlesport Safety and Rescue course is designed for paddlers of all ages and experience levels. Whether you are paddling with friends or your club, this practical course offers safe, hands-on solutions to keep you and others safe in sheltered water environments, including canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. With no assessments and plenty of practice time, this course will boost your confidence and awareness on the water.

Key Details

  • Skill Level: Available to all
  • Duration: 1 day (6 hours)
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Instructor: Dan
  • Ages: All ages
  • Spaces: 8 places per course

Course Content

  • Clothing & Equipment: Learn about the appropriate gear for safe paddling.
  • Safety Frameworks: Understand the foundational safety principles for paddling.
  • Contact and Towing Rescues: Master techniques for rescuing others and towing in emergencies.
  • Self-Rescues: Develop skills to rescue yourself in various situations.
  • Deep Water Rescues: Learn how to perform rescues in deeper water.
  • Reflection and Development: Reflect on your learning and plan for further skill development.

Course Breakdown

Our full-day Paddlesport Safety and Rescue course is structured to provide a comprehensive and engaging learning experience. Participants will discuss and understand the essential gear needed for safe paddling, learn key safety principles and frameworks, practice hands-on techniques for rescuing others and towing, gain confidence in self-rescue techniques in sheltered water environments, perform and practice rescues in deeper water scenarios, and reflect on the skills learned to identify areas for further development.

Location

We cover various locations in the UK for our courses.

Most of our kayaking courses take place on the River Dart in Dartmoor – meeting point TQ13 7NT.

We also run courses at:

  • Lee Valley White Water Centre (EN9 1AB)
  • The National White Water Centre (LL23 7NU)
  • Holme Pierrepont White Water (LL23 7NU)

We also travel to individuals and clubs to run training and assessments, covering most of England, up to Nottingham and Wales.

You can check the location on the booking form below. If you are unsure, feel free to contact the adventuro team who can help you book onto the right date for you, or organise a location for your session.

Prerequisites

To participate in the Paddlesport Safety and Rescue course, you should:

  • Have experience paddling in a sheltered water environment.
  • Be able to swim in normal paddling clothes suitable for a sheltered water environment.

Why Choose Us

With over 32 years of combined experience in outdoor adventure sports, our team of instructors brings unparalleled expertise and passion to every session. We prioritise your safety and enjoyment, ensuring that each course is conducted in a secure environment where you can thrive and learn at your own pace.

Our commitment to environmental stewardship is reflected in our 1% for the planet initiative, giving back to the outdoors with every booking. Choose us for an unforgettable paddling adventure that combines skill development, camaraderie, and a deep appreciation for the natural world.

Ready to enhance your paddling safety skills? Book your place in the Paddlesport Safety and Rescue course online now and gain the confidence to keep yourself and others safe on the water!

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What's Included:

  • Professional delivery by our coaching team
  • AALA licensed activities (license for working with under 18’s in adventurous activities)
  • Long-term coaching supporting paddlers
  • Social interaction with other developing freestyle paddlers

What's Not Included:

  • Please personal paddling equipment with you including:
    • Boat (unless organised to hire)
    • Paddle (unless organised to hire)
    • Buoyancy-Aid
    • Helmet
    • Spray-Deck
    • Dry Gear
    • Shoes
    • Dry clothes and shoes for off the water
    • Lunch to keep your energy up
    • A drink to bring on the water with you

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please bring the following items to ensure a productive and comfortable experience:

  • Paddling Gear: Personal paddling clothing, including a buoyancy aid, helmet, suitable footwear, and appropriate paddling attire.
  • Safety Equipment: A towline or tow system, throwline, webbing (sewn or unsewn sling), large carabiner, whistle, and knife. If you don’t have all the gear, we provide equipment for you to try.
  • Personal Items: Lunch, snacks, and drinks for the day. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your start time to ensure a prompt beginning. 

The Paddlesport Safety and Rescue course is conducted in sheltered water environments, which are generally calm and ideal for practicing safety and rescue techniques. These conditions are chosen to provide a safe and supportive setting for learning and practicing new skills, making it suitable for paddlers of all experience levels.

Yes, the Paddlesport Safety and Rescue course is suitable for paddlers of all experience levels, including beginners. The course is designed to support your knowledge and raise awareness of personal safety, regardless of your age or prior paddling experience. The hands-on, practical approach ensures that everyone can learn and practice the necessary skills.

While the Paddlesport Safety and Rescue course is focused on training and raising awareness rather than formal assessment, participants will receive a certificate of completion. This certificate acknowledges that you have successfully participated in the course and learned essential safety and rescue skills for sheltered water environments.

If you do not have all the recommended equipment, don’t worry! We provide plenty of gear for you to try out during the course. This allows you to experience different types of equipment and find what works best for you. Just bring any personal paddling gear you have, and we’ll supply the rest.

We run these courses at multiple locations across the UK. You can choose a date and location on the booking form, or feel free to contact the adventuro team via the live chat if you are unsure. 

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Custom Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible.

Cancellations made more than 14 days before the course start date will receive a full refund, minus any non-refundable deposit, if applicable.

Cancellations made within 7-14 days of the course start date will be eligible for a 50% refund.

Cancellations made less than 7 days before the course start date will not be eligible for refunds.

  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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