Outdoor Fitness: White Water Rescue Training

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White water rafting is one of the most popular activities for groups and families in Scotland. If you are interested in fitness, then a career in outdoor activity, could be a step in the right direction.

White water rafting is an adrenaline fuelled experience, however, it should also be safe. Would you like to be a part of an adventure consultants team? You can now train to be an expert guide in white water rafting. For this dream to come true, you must take part in a white water rescue course.

Begin your career working in some of Scotland’s most beautiful, natural locations with a white water safety and rescue course. Our country is full of exciting rivers, where you can train to use your skills in white water rescue.

Water Rescue

The RLSS Water Safety Management course is great for beginners and is suitable for students that:

  • Work with or supervise children near water
  • Working close to water
  • A manager of those who works near water

Outdoor Safety Experts says that Students for this course should be “competent to the standard of the Intermediate Powerboat Certificate with navigation and chart work to the level of Day Skipper Shore based certificate.”

This course will cover a number of modules including preparation for sea, boat handling, passage making and responsibility as skipper, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, use of engines, emergency situations, night cruising.

For students to get the full benefit out of this course it includes 2 days and 1-night navigation exercise class.

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Royal Life Saver Society’s Water Safety Management Programme

Make sure that when you are booking this course that you are booking with a registered provider of the Royal Life Saver Society’s Water Safety Management Programme.  The RLSS Water Safety Management course is an RLSS UK certified award.  The course is built with 3 modules, which can be taken by both individuals or groups,

There are a number of reasons why you should choose this course. Outdoor safety training says that this course aims to inform those who are working in, on or near a water environment, with the important knowledge which they will need to make quick decisions during sports like white water rafting and during an incident of water rescue.


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White Water Rescue Technician

Do you already work in an outdoor safety environment? Get ready to jump into the deep end! This course is perfect for technicians and river guides who work in and around water. To complete this course, you should already be a confident swimmer. Once you have completed a white water rescue technician course you will be qualified in Rescue 3 WRT and will be the owner of a certificate which is valid for 3 years.

White water experience is recommended for this particular course. Over the space of 3 days, you will learn new skills in a classroom and on water, that will take you to the next level of water rescue.

This course will cover a number of modules including Hydrology and Water Dynamics, Swimming in Moving Water, Contact and In-Water Rescues and Crossing techniques. This is just a selection of modules which will be covered during the 3-day course.