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Engage Watersports Ltd

Taplow Lake, Taplow



01628 671131

British Canoeing Aquatic First Aid – Course Details


Dates and Time

Aquatic First Aid Level 1


Dates to be confirmed - please contact us if you have a specfic requirement

Duration: 1 day

Start time: 09:00

Finish time: 18:00


Aquatic First Aid Level 2


Dates to be confirmed - please contact us if you have a specfic requirement


Duration: 2 days

Start time: 09:00

Finish time:18:00



Course location still to be confirmed


Course Programme

To provide candidates with a level of knowledge and skill to render first aid in a range of

emergency situations in an outdoor environment where advanced medical assistance may be

delayed. To provide BCU coaches with an “intermediate” understanding of first aid in an outdoor



Please note on successful completion of Level 1 of this course there is a £9 (£6 BC members) certification fee payable directly to British Canoeing Lifeguards. On completion of Level 1 + 2 the fee is £18 (£12 BC members).



Be a minimum of 16 years of age. 


Personal Clothing and Equipment

No boating equipment is needed, but many scenarios are outside so please dress for the conditions. 


Other Facilities

At the lake there are both male and female changing rooms which have a single hot shower within each. Please note we have a reasonably priced café on site that provides hot and cold food and refreshments, if you prefer to bring a packed lunch then that’s fine but we would ask that this is consumed away from the café area if it is busy. A water bottle/hydration system to take afloat/use at the bank side is recommended.

Course Fee

Level 1 - TBC


Level 2 - TBC


To book a place now please click on the appropriate date below:

Dates to be confirmed

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Course Tutor - Chris Beal

Your course instructor will be Chris Beal. Chris is Activities Director for Engage Watersports and has been involved in the outdoor / watersports sector for over 12 years. Chris has coached throughout Europe and has experience in teaching a wide range of sports including canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, powerboating and Stand-up- Paddleboarding.