Stadium Safety and Rescue Training

The British Canoeing Awarding Body Stadium Safety and Rescue Training course is designed for individuals wanting to provide safety cover at an artificial, white water course.

The training will cover the following UK artificial, white water centres:

  • Lee Valley White Water Centre
  • Cardiff White Water Centre
  • Pinkston White Water Centre
  • Nene White Water Centre
  • Nottingham White Water Centre
  • Tees White Water Centre

Stadium Safety and Rescue Training Overview

Minimum age

There is no age restriction. Where providers choose to allow participants under the age of 18 to attend the course, appropriate safeguarding measures must be implemented and due attention paid to the enhanced legal responsibilities and potential risks. The safety and welfare of those under the age of 18 is paramount. If providers are unsure of their suitability to allow participants under the age of 18, please do not hesitate to consult Paddle UK.


4 hours


  • Confident swimmer

Finding a Stadium Safety and Rescue Course

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Course Documents

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Core Skills Covered

The objective is to provide underpinning knowledge and introduce simple and safe practical skills that can be applied appropriately, improving an individual’s awareness of the risks and safety skills required in an artificial, white water environment. The four-hour training course will teach Shout, Reach and Throw line techniques, introduce candidates to swim safely in an artificial, white water environment and outline basic rescue protocols that prioritise the safety of the individual above all others.

For more information on the content covered, please read the Course Guide.


Attendance certificates are issued to successful candidates by their Delivery Centre following a recommendation from the course provider.