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Duration: 1 Days (7 hours)

Course Summary:
This course is for paddlesport coaches and First Aid providers who want to deliver the Aquatic First Aid (Level 1) award certificated by the Awarding Body British Canoeing. Candidates, will then be given three months preparation to before a separate assessment process as they deliver the Aquatic First Aid (Level 1) content.




  • Have a 16hr (minimum) First Aid Qualification awarded within the last 12 months.
  • Have held British Canoeing Level 2 Coach (or higher) for a minimum of two years or an approved coaching qualification with another national organisation for a minimum of two years.
  • Have British Canoeing membership.


  • Introduction to British Canoeing Lifeguards/AFA
  • Start of the process to becoming an AFA L1 Coach
  • Transition- from coaching to teaching
  • British Canoeing Lifeguard Aquatic First Aid awards
  • Resources and Support available
  • First Aid in the aquatic environment
  • 20 minute micro teaching session
  • The Evaluation process during a Level 1 course.
  • Administration Procedures for running a course.
  • Personal pathway to become an AFA L1 Coach


Candidates who successfully complete the Induction course will progress to Aquatic First Aid Level 1 Trainee Coach status. An Assessment date will be confirmed between the candidate and British Canoeing Tutor. Successful completion of the assessment will progress the candidate to Aquatic First Aid Level 1 Trainer/Coach.




Duration: one-day (7 hours)
Maximum Group size: 4 Candidates per 1 Trainer/Assessor
Assessment method: Activities, test paper, practical assessment
Pre-requisite: Minimum age of 16


£96 per person
inclusive of VAT, certification, first aid manual, refreshments

Book Course July 9th, WGC Book Assessment Oct 5th, WGC


£350 per group
inclusive of VAT, certification, first aid manual, refreshments


Feedback from Previous Attendees


  • I particularly liked how the training linked to our own work environment. Very Interesting and easy to follow.
  • Andrew explained everything clearly and made the whole course interesting throughout.
  • I liked the scenarios.
  • I particularly liked the hands on training
  • Really good course.
  • Very informative. I feel I am prepared as I can be for if such a situation should arise. Fantastic Training.
  • Feel confident that if ever needed to put into practice/real incident, I would be happy to do so.
  • Good course, easy to follow.
  • The bespoke nature of the course and the overall delivery.
  • I particularly liked the experience of the trainer and relating to real life situations.
  • Great course, good use of slides and practical exercises.
  • I particularly liked the friendly relaxed attitude.
  • It was interactive with real life examples.
  • I loved the practical method and I love learning more about helping people.
  • I learned new things I am confident will come in handy one day and hopefully be able to help someone should the situation present itself.
  • Really happy with the content we covered.
  • A very good day, enjoyable and informative.

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