Rescue 3 White Water Rescue Technician - Professional
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 3 Days
  • 8 People to 1 instructor

Rescue 3 White Water Rescue Technician - Professional

  • Paddle
  • Safety & Rescue
  • Rescue 3 Award


The Whitewater Rescue Technician - Professional course is designed for professional river users, e.g. raft guides, safety kayakers, with existing river experience, to provide you with the necessary skills to perform rescues in whitewater river situations.

This is a 3 day course.  Whilst the course is aimed at the Professional user, it is suitable for a Recreational paddler too - there will be some syllabus areas that are less relevant to the Recreational paddler.

As with all Recue 3 courses, this course is recognised in many places around the world.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

This is a syllabus led course (See details on the Rescue 3 Website). - The course will look at the skills and judgements needed to work as a Professional in the swiftwater environment.  Including...

  • Hydrology
  • Introduction to technical rescue equipment
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Introduction to rope systems
  • Swimming in moving water
  • Medical considerations
  • Scene management
  • Contact and in-water rescues
  • Search Operations


* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

What to Expect

We'll use a range of local venues to cover the syllabus. The exact venues will be selected in response to water levels and prevailing weather conditions.

Experience Required


  • Confident swimmer, with experience of swiftwater-based activities (e.g. rafting, canoeing, kayaking etc.
  • Minimum age: 18


Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

We want to help you focus on achieving your goals, so comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and good food are part of the deal - you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified, staff to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development. What's more, you'll have access to our extensive range of paddling equipment and clothing to use whilst honing your chosen skills. You just bring yourself, your 'can do' attitude, and determination to achieve excellence.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

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This course will help you become

better able to avoid and deal with emergency situations in the whitewater environment

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