Paddle Sport coaches and leaders for the BCU (British Canoe Union) and the SCA (Scottish Canoe Association) have to hold a valid first aid certificate to maintain there award.
‘New rules came into force in January 2012 stating that all coaches at Level 3 and above have to hold a ‘2 day’ first aid qualification and those at or below Level 2 are required to attend a specific ‘8 hour’ course (Aquatic First Aid).’
The National School of First Aid Training is on the BCU’s list of approved providers as we are an ITC Approved and regulated first aid course provider.
Our outdoor first aid courses all deal with outdoor incident management and improved techniques using items such as buoyancy aids, jackets, gaffer tape, paddles,throw ropes etc.
In-house or public course?
It is much better for you and the relevance of the training you receive for us to come to you and deliver a course at your centre Doing this means we can get to know and fully understand your needs, requirements and concerns, structuring your course around these to give you the best experience possible.
In-house course work out on average 70% cheaper than public courses.
They also have a lot of added benefits for your instructors.
We have a number of public course running throughout the country, please see our course calendar for dates and locations.
Need more details?… Want to know more?…
First aid training/course requirements for British Canoe Union (BCU) awards and paddle instructors have been notoriously complex.
We have a number of different first aid courses that will meet the requirements for your BCU award(s). These courses and qualifications will also meet with other NGB’s first aid requirements for your ‘licence to practice’.
Depending on what award you have, will depend what course you need to complete (as a minimum) to maintain your BCU award. The BCU first aid requirements are based on the length of course, there for we have decided to split the list of approved courses up based on their duration.
British Canoe Union (BCU) First Aid Training Courses
(all of these options are formal qualifications not just awards)
How do I know if a First Aid course is going to be OK?
Links: Please see the links below for further information (click on the titles):
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