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Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course in Lancashire

Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course in Lancashire

£ 132

Chorley, Lancashire

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Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Minimum age: 16
Chorley, Lancashire
Max. group size: 8
Cancellation: Moderate
£ 132

Activity Highlights:

The Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course is a comprehensive training program designed for those seeking to enhance their safety and rescue skills in paddlesports. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced paddler, this course provides practical solutions and essential skills to manage common paddling issues in a sheltered water environment. It’s an ideal course for anyone who wants to ensure safety while enjoying canoeing, kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding.

Key Details

  • Duration: ~6 hours, 8.30am-4pm
  • Price: £132 per person
  • Catering: Breakfast and hot lunch provided

Key Skills

During the course, you will learn:

  • Effective use of clothing and equipment for safety.
  • Understanding and applying safety frameworks in paddling.
  • Techniques for contact and towing rescues.
  • Strategies for self-rescues in various situations.
  • Conducting deep water rescues.
  • Reflecting on and developing your rescue skills.

Course Breakdown

The course is structured into six key modules, covering a wide range of safety and rescue scenarios. It’s a hands-on course with a focus on practical training and skill development. You’ll engage in various rescue exercises, learning both individual and group rescue techniques suitable for sheltered water environments.

The 6 key module covered are:

  1. Clothing and Equipment
  2. Safety Frameworks
  3. Contact and Towing Rescues
  4. Self-Rescues
  5. Deep Water Rescues
  6. Reflection and Development

Prerequisites

  • No prior paddling experience is necessary, making this course suitable for participants of all skill levels.
  • Participants should be comfortable in and around water.

Why Choose Us?

Our Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course is led by seasoned tutors who are passionate about paddlesport safety. We provide a friendly, supportive, and engaging training environment, ideal for learning and practicing essential rescue skills. Whether you paddle for leisure or as part of a club, our course equips you with the knowledge and confidence to handle safety and rescue situations effectively, ensuring a safer paddling experience for you and your companions.

Join us to gain valuable skills and enjoy peace of mind on your paddling adventures!

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What's Included:

  • Expert instruction from experienced paddlesport tutors.
  • Access to necessary equipment for safety and rescue training.
  • Opportunities to practice and refine rescue skills in a supportive environment.

What's Not Included:

  • Personal paddling gear (such as waterproof clothing, life jackets, etc.).
  • Travel expenses to and from the centre.
  • Meals and refreshments during the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

In this course, you’ll learn a range of essential safety and rescue skills tailored for paddlesports in sheltered waters. These include the proper use of clothing and equipment for safety, understanding safety frameworks, executing contact and towing rescues, performing self-rescues, conducting deep water rescues, and strategies for reflection and development of your rescue skills.

This course is ideal for paddlers of all levels, including beginners and more experienced individuals. Whether you enjoy canoeing, kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding, the course is designed to enhance your awareness and skills in safety and rescue, making it suitable for anyone interested in paddlesports.

No, there is no formal assessment in this course. It’s entirely focused on training and raising your awareness in safety and rescue skills. The course is structured to provide you with plenty of practice time under the guidance of experienced tutors, with the emphasis on learning and skill development rather than assessment.

Our recommended kit list is:

  • Full set of spare clothing including dry shoes
  • Sun cream
  • Insect repellent
  • Anorak or waterproof jacket
  • Fleece
  • Trainers
  • Old shoes (to get wet)
  • Towel
  • Bag(s) for dirty/wet clothes
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Hats, gloves and scarf for winter months
  • Any personal medication (please make centre staff aware of this)

We provide all the essential equipment required for the course, including kayaks, canoes, SUPs, paddles, and safety gear. Participants are encouraged to bring their own personal gear like appropriate clothing and water shoes for comfort and safety.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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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 

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 

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

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