First Aid Extension eLearning Update

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and the difficulty that some Instructors, Coaches, Leaders and Guides are having in accessing a course to renew their First Aid qualification, British Canoeing Awarding Body will be further extending the First Aid Extension eLearning to the 31st December 2020.   

We are starting to see First Aid courses being offered by Providers, however, provision is lower than normal. Therefore, anyone who was required to renew their First Aid qualification from the 16th March 2020 and has been unable to access a course, can complete the FREE eLearning course that will be recognised by all National Associations.

The First Aid Extension eLearning is a 15 minute programme, which requires both your full name and National Association membership number.  After completion of the course, your attendance will be communicated to your National Association and your record updated. Anyone who has already completed this extension eLearning will have their record updated. 

This online resource acts as an extension and is not a replacement for a face to face First Aid programme. British Canoeing Awarding Body will allow extensions up until the 31st December 2020, however we would expect that within this time period, a renewal course is attended. This should be done as soon as possible and due to the levels of demand, early booking is encouraged. 

Click here to access the First Aid Extension eLearning.

During the COVID-19 period, specific guidelines have been provided for First Aiders and we recommend that all First Aiders read and follow the advice from the Resuscitation Council (UK).