Due to the circumstances we find ourselves in at present, many Instructors, Coaches, Leaders and Guides may be struggling to gain access to courses to be able to renew their First Aid qualification.
British Canoeing recognise that this may be difficult and could be worrying for individuals and anyone deploying supervised paddlesport activities.
An extension can be obtained completing the First Aid Extension eLearning which can be accessed and used by anyone requiring requalifiction. This extension will provide cover up to the 31st March 2021.
The extension can only be issued if your current First Aid Qualification expired after the 16th March 2020.
This 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.
This online resource acts as an extension and is not a replacement for a face to face first aid programme, and we would expect, within a sensible time period, a renewal course to be attended.
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)