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Tel: 01462 379879
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Max Persons: 12    

Duration: 1 Days (6 hours)

Course Summary:
This course is ideal for coaches, leaders and guides who are involved in paddlesport or other water-based activities. Candidates successfully completing this course will be equipped to respond to a medical emergency or accident where water is an additional hazard.

Note: The skills learned on this course are also relevant to the home environment and workplace. The course is longer than an Emergency First Aid at Work course due to the extra training given to working in a paddlesport arena.



  • roles and responsibilities of a first aider;
  • assessing an incident;
  • unconscious casualties (including seizure);
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation; including mannequins dressed in buoyancy aid and helmet
  • Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • choking;
  • Wounds and bleeding;
  • Shock;
  • Medical emergencies (Heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes, anaphylaxis)
  • Minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters);
  • Environmental (Hypothermia and Hyperthermia


Successful candidates will be awarded the Aquatic First Aid Level 1 certificate valid for 3 years.


The award is certificated by British Canoeing Lifeguards.


Duration: one-day (7 hours)
Maximum Group size: 12 Candidates per 1 Trainer/Assessor
Assessment method: Activities, test paper, practical assessment
Pre-requisite: Minimum age of 16


£80 per person
(min of 6 clients) inclusive of VAT, certification, first aid manual, refreshments


£400 per group
inclusive of VAT, certification, first aid manual, refreshments


Feedback from Previous Attendees


  • "The best first aid course I've done, and I've done a lot of first aid courses!"
  • "Top quality professional training. Lots of useful practical advice. Would recommend."
  • "Top quality and very knowledgeable instructor."
  • "Thanks to Andy for the excellent introduction to first aid. I found it very clear and concise, and I learned a great deal."
  • In particular, the practice at resuscitation was very good - I hope that I won't have to use it, but if I do then I will be well prepared!"
  • "A very detailed and action-packed course - lots of theory followed by scenarios to put into practice what you've learned."
  • "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."

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