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BC Foundation Safety & Rescue

Qualification Level - 1 day | Prices from £115.00

Course Rating: 5.0 Rated 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews

This one day course is designed for all paddlers irrespective of craft and is a pre-requisite for the UKCC Level 1 Coach Award and Touring Four Star Leader Award, as well as being a course suitable for any active paddler.

Training will take place on the local loch and use a range of paddlesport craft. The emphasis will be on safe and effective rescues including personal safety, bank based options, boat based options and simple paddling scenarios.

Please bring your BC log book (if you have one). Note: It is not essential to be a member of either SCA or BC to undertake training, however we recommend that all students join before attending: Tel: BC on 0845 370 9500; or Tel: SCA on 0131 317 7314

 

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Dates & Prices

29/05/19
Cost (with accommodation): £140.00
Cost (no accommodation): £115.00
11/09/19
Cost (with accommodation): £140.00
Cost (no accommodation): £115.00

Is It For Me?

All about gaining the skills to be able to deal with a range of safety and rescue scenarios which may occur in a sheltered water environment. Includes safety protocol, bank based rescues, water based rescues in a range of paddlesport craft and incident management.

 

Essential training for anyone starting out in Paddlesport, as well as being a pre-requisite for the UKCC Level 1 award and Touring 4 Star Leader award. (dates designed to enable you to combine courses).

Course Aims

This course is a pre-requisite for the UKCC Level 1 Coach Award and Touring Four Star Leader Award, as well as being a course suitable for any active paddler.

Course Content

This one day course is designed for all paddlers irrespective of craft.
Training will take place on the local loch and use a range of paddlesport craft. The emphasis will be on safe and effective rescues including personal safety, bank based options, boat based options and simple paddling scenarios.

For further information and more detailed syllabus please contact the SCA on 0131 317 7314 or look on the Coaching part of the website;
http://canoescotland.org/courses-training/bcu-safety-training

PLEASE NOTE: If you book this course on a residential basis, no dinner is included. If you would like to have a 3 course dinner in our dining room ( £15), please call our office to book. Alternatively, our bar offers great meals but check the times as they vary by season and day of the week.

What Will I Need?

Glenmore Lodge has a large, and very comprehensive store of up to date clothing and equipment. You are welcome to use your own equipment and pick and choose odd items from the store. Your instructor will want to check that personal equipment is appropriate for the activity.

If you are thinking about buying equipment but are not too sure what to get we would advise you to come and try our equipment and then make your purchases after the course. We have a range of most equipment items you can try during the course and there is advice on hand from other students as well as the staff.
We have a range of some of the latest river kayaks from Pyranha and Dagger, Sea Kayaks from P&H, Valley and North Shore, Canoes from Mad River, Wenonah and Venture.
Our paddling clothing is from Peak and we have a wide range tailored to your discipline. We use a range of paddles depending on the activity, Werner for river kayaking and Open Boating.

GLENMORE LODGE CAN SUPPLY:

  • Bouyancy aids
  • Helmets
  • Spray decks
  • Cags
  • Wet suits
  • Wet suit bootees
  • Small drybags
  • Dry suits (only for out of season kayak courses)
  • Paddling Trousers
  • Pogies
  • Paddling Neoprene Gloves/mitts
  • Towlines
  • Split Paddles

 

Foundation, White Water and Swift Water Rescue

  • Dry suits
  • Throw lines
  • Knives
  • Karabiner
  • Slings/Tape
  • Pulleys
  • Prussiks

 

EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE STORES.

 

Listed here are the essentials, this is not an exhaustive list.

 

  • Informal clothing for leisure wear
  • Insulating layers – at least two mid weights
  • Fleece/insulated jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat & gloves***
  • Vacuum Flask & Water Bottle ***
  • Blister kit/ small first aid kit
  • Spare towel
  • An alarm clock
  • Box or bag for packed lunch.
  • Personal toiletries & medications      (towels are provided)
  • Suncream – you just never know! ***
  • Sunhat and sun glasses & cord
  • Insect Repellant – it may be midgey!***
  • Glenmore Lodge also has a pool, sauna,      gym & climbing wall – so don’t forget your swimming/gym/climbing kit!

Items marked *** are available in our shop subject to availability

Course Pre-Requisites

Be able to paddle at 2 star standard, able to swim.

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Gareth Williams Reviewed on 31/05/2016
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What’s included on your course

  • Instruction
  • Use of kit
  • Shuttle bus to Glenmore Lodge (departs Aviemore station 5:20pm on Friday and Sundays)
  • Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
  • In-course transport

What’s included if you choose the residential option – As above PLUS

  • Bed in shared en-suite room – available from 3pm on day before your course starts *

(Single rooms may be available for a supplementary charge, please ask at reception when you arrive)

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner for each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses)
  • Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge
  • Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel if you would like to use the facilities or are on a paddlesport course

Arriving at Glenmore Lodge

  • For more information on travel to the Lodge click here
  • Your first inclusive meal is breakfast (7:45 -8:30am) An evening meal is not provided on your arrival night, but bar meals are available in our Lochain bar 5pm to 9pm (5-7pm on Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Packed lunches are collected at breakfast
  • On Mondays and Saturdays only there will be a 10 minute welcome talk at 8.15am, on other days you will meet your instructor at 9am. The daily programme of your course will be discussed with your instructor when you first meet, taking into account aspirations and prevailing weather conditions

On your last day

  • Check out time is 10am on the final day of your booking, we have changing areas, showers and left luggage facilities on site
  • All courses will finish by 5pm
  • On Fridays and Sundays we offer a drop off to Aviemore station, leaving Glenmore Lodge at 5pm, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you would like to book this service

*some exceptions – see detailed course notes

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Check our FAQ’s here or contact us on enquiries@glenmorelodge.org.uk or 01479 861256

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We are happy to create it for you. You can hire one of our instructors or guides from as little as £280 a day, including any equipment. If you’re a group, all of our courses are available on a date that suits you or if you would prefer we can tailor a course to your requirements. Simply give us a call to discuss your requirements.

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