Aquatic (Water Based) First Aid -

We offer several qualifications that meet requirements for aquatic environments. Many of these qualifications go beyond the minimum requirement of many National Governing Bodies who require first aid certificates with aquatic or water based content in order to maintain professional sporting instructor awards.

Who requires aquatic first aid?

Organisations such as the BCU (British Canoe Union) as well as swimming instructors and life guards are required to hold a first aid qualification with aquatic (water based) content, alongside their professional awards.

For a complete list of BCU recognised first aid courses please follow this link to view a list on their website.

What qualifications are acceptable?

We offer many course that meet with the requirements of professional’s who work in and around water.

The most popular course that meets the needs of aquatic first aid the 2 day Outdoor First Course, for more information including prices and courses in your area please click here.

NOTE: We do advise you to also check with your instructor awarding organisation to ensure what courses are acceptable before you book to ensure that you are on the right course for your needs. It is also a good idea to also check with your employers as well.



Our trainers come from a range of professional backgrounds such as the emergency services, the military and outdoor professionals. We aim to match instructors to your specific training requirements. They are aware of the specific needs of various outdoor environments, fully understanding the problems and judgements that have to be made when dealing with incidents in stressful, dangerous and remote situations. Learn more about our trainers and what makes them unique.


Our training is very practical and hands on with a typically 70% practical to just 30% theory. Our courses do not rely upon the usual ‘death by PowerPoint’, instead we use progressive incident scenario based training methods. Our courses teach techniques proven to work in real life incidents and not just in a classroom. Our training builds confidence and develops first aid skills into complete incident management. Read more about our training and why we get such positive reviews.


Assessment will depend upon the course being taken, please see individual courses pages for more details


Depends upon the course being taken


Each course comes complete with full certification, please see individual course pages for more information.


In-house course for 12 candidates
- guide price £

Individual candidate
- guide price £


Please-contact us for a personalised quote - any savings we can make will be taken off the price.

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