British Canoeing Advanced Whitewater Safety & Rescue

Elevate your whitewater paddling safety game with this two-day course. Designed for those venturing into advanced whitewater settings, we cover the complete British Canoeing whitewater safety and rescue syllabus.

Plas Y Brenin

2 Days

Instructor Ratio6:1


Plas Y Brenin


2 Days

Instructor Ratio


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Are you a recreational white water paddler aiming to step up your safety skills? This course, designed for paddlers like you entering advanced whitewater environments, covers all aspects of the British Canoeing white water safety and rescue syllabus. Here, you’ll learn the nuts and bolts of decision-making and safety measures that can be lifesavers in intense water scenarios.


  1. Master the techniques outlined in the Whitewater Safety and Rescue Training syllabus for advanced environments.
  2. Gain a solid understanding of emergency decision-making skills.
  3. Learn the value of a team-based approach during emergency situations for effective problem-solving and rescue.

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What To Expect 

Both days of the course are spent on local rivers, allowing for hands-on application of the syllabus. You’ll not only practice vital techniques but will also understand the dynamics of team-based strategies in emergencies. Expect an immersive experience that leaves you better equipped to paddle safely in advanced whitewater conditions.

Experience Required 

Competent Grade III paddler with some experience of Grade IV. A reliable moving water roll. Have attended a British Canoeing White Water Safety and Rescue Training course (ideally in the previous three years).

How Should I Prepare?

You’ll need to be fully conversant with the white-water safety and rescue skills, as this course will build on these foundations.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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