Training Courses

We are proud of the quality of our courses. We concentrate on high level specialised coach education, REC first aid and bespoke courses for clubs, centres and colleges, as well as pushing standards on BCU qualifications and award schemes.

We only use staff, venues, equipment and resources that we ourselves rate highly. We work under the philosophy that you only do a Level 1 once, and that it has to be right. We want you to keep coming back to us throughout your paddling career.

Leo Hoare is our Course Director - having successfully gone through the rigorous BCU Quality Assurance/Internal Verification process, Leo is one of very few fully endorsed Directors in the country. Unlike other courses that have not been QA/IV'd ours are all approved with a course number and correctly staffed throughout the duration of the course. We run more BCU/UKCC Level 1s and 2s than anyone else in the country, and can guarantee the standard is consistently excellent. Please take a look at our testimonials to see what others have said, and come and see for yourself.

The Courses

The Getafix First Aid course is a bit different... We run the standard REC 2-day qualification every month, as well as REC Advanced and REC Trainers courses and assessments.

Getafix paddlesport coaching courses include kayak and canoe coaching, BCU qualifications featuring star awards, Level 1 and 2 coach awards and more.

British Canoeing coach qualification courses, training and assessments - a dynamic coaching pathway which benefits both recreational and competition coaches and their students, providing them with structure and support as they progress.

Getafix brings you white water safety and rescue training from Rescue 3 International.