30th March 2019

ResuscitationHolding an 8 hour first aid qualification is a requirement for BCU Coaches level 1 and 2 and for the Pool Endorsement. We recommend that all canoeists should hold at least an 8 hour qualification, such as the BCU Level 1 Aquatic First Aid.

BCU Aquatic First Aid Level 1

This award is intended to address the First Aid incidents most likely to arise during the majority of canoeing situations and includes:

  • Resuscitation
  • Drowning and cold water immersion
  • Effects of heat and cold
  • Wounds and major bleeding
  • Shock




Assessment will be on-going during the course, rather than by final examination.

Minimum age - 14 years.
Cost (L1 only): £40.00/45.00 (see application form).
The course lasts 8 hours and will be run on a single day.

For more information or to book onto this course either:

  • contact Janella Mansell on 01256 780334 or
  • e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • to download an application form - click here