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

White Water Rescue Technician Rescue 3

  • Paddle
  • Safety & Rescue
  • Rescue 3 Award
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Overview

The Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician course complies with Defra Module 3 content requirements, and for many years has been seen as the benchmark training course for swiftwater and flood rescue teams. This training course is intended for personnel who may be required to carry out rescues in a swiftwater and flood environment, including emergency services personnel and mountain rescue teams.

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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

You will have covered the course content necessary to comply with Defra Module 3;

  • Hydrology Introduction to technical rescue equipment
  • Hazard identification & risk assessment Introduction to rope systems
  • Swimming in moving water
  • Medical considerations
  • Basic boat-handling skills
  • Scene management
  • Contact and in-water rescues
  • Basic incident command
  • Crossing techniques
  • Search Operations
  • Flat water boat handling

Itinerary

* 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

You must be aged 18 minimum and a confident swimmer.

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 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. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.

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

Start your training

Length
3 Days
Start Date
11th October, 2019
Spaces left
8
Res Cost
£543
Length
3 Days
Start Date
30th October, 2019
Spaces left
8
Res Cost
£543
Length
3 Days
Start Date
9th March, 2020
Spaces left
8
Res Cost
£543
This course will help you become

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