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The RYA 8 hour First Aid course is suitable for all and meets the requirements for RYA Instructors and British Canoeing Sheltered Water Instructors and Coaches. The course also meets and exceeds all the criteria for the Emergency First Aid at Work course.

Participants will be issued with a current edition of the RYA First Aid Manual.  We will provide tea / coffee and biscuits, please bring your own packed lunch.

The course covers:

*This course will not include use of Category C medical stores. This may be required for RYA offshore commercial certificates.

Comments from some of our attendees:

“Good delivery and very ‘hands-on’”

“I found the course enjoyable and more interactive than some previously done”

“Mark was excellent. He communicated the information in a clear, understandable and energetic way. He covered the breadth of subject matter with ease and expertise.”

“First Aid courses can be dull – this was lively”


2024 Dates:

Sunday 4th February

Sunday 24th March

Sunday 27th October

Sunday 1st December




Cost: £95 

(£80 for Phoenix CC members and WHSA member organisations / £30 for Current PCC Coaches)

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Phoenix Outdoor Centre is an RYA Recognised Training Centre and operates on a coaching ratio of 1:12 for First Aid courses. We run the majority of these courses at Phoenix Outdoor Centre, but from time to time we use a training room at Welsh Harp Sailing Club located further up the reservoir. We will be in contact with all course bookees before the course date with pre-course information and to confirm the course location.




From time to time we run 16 hour Outdoor First Aid courses which is suitable for anyone who works in the outdoor environment and NGB approved training for Moderate Water and Advanced Water river leaders & Coaches (4* & 5*), BCU Level 3 Coaches and Mountain Leaders. Run by a qualified First Aid trainer who works in the outdoors every day and operates under a full quality assurance process.  We can adapt the course to include non-watersport activities, ie mountain walking, rock climbing, mountain biking etc.

The course covers a similar syllabus to the above 8 hour course, but includes practical on water and on land training, testing your skills in the environment you work in.

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2024 Dates:

Currently we have no planned dates for 2024, but if you have a group of people looking to complete the course please get in contact.


For more details contact Phil Atkinson – 07837 585798 – phil@phoenixoutdoorcentre.co.uk

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