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BCU Coaching

First With Iain REC SurfAll BCU coaches require to hold a valid first aid certificate. To meet this requirement our Remote Emergency Care Level 2 Outdoor First Aid Course, provided by FIRST WITH IAIN, will provide you with a level of training above the minimum requirement.


“All active Coaches have a responsibility to maintain a current first aid award, to ensure they can look after paddlers in their care. Coaches sign a declaration upon registration for our Coaching qualifications accepting this responsibility. Holding a valid first aid award is also part of the BCU Coach Update Scheme; Coaches who meet these requirements are recognised by the BCU as being active and up-to-date.

For a first aid certificate to be valid:

1. It must be issued by a HSE approved center or on the BCU list of recognised courses.

2. The contact training time is as outlined.

3. Must include core first aid skills in the syllabi (including CPR)”

Canoe England Website for further guidance

The latest Guidance from Canoe England on the First Aid Course Requirements (updated 25/02/2014)