News, events, trips and info for sea kayaking and canoeing in Shetland

Month: November 2011

Thursday Sessions Finished

Just a quick note to remind folks that the Thursday night pool sessions are finished for 2011. Sessions in 2012 will be publicised in due course. Thanks


Proposed Level 1 Coach Training Course

Four day course, over two weekends March 3/4 and March 17/18 of 2012

Provided by Dave Rossetter and company

Each day 9am to 6pm at Bridge End

Mainly on the water some work at home in the evening

 Maximum number of participants 12


  • Over 16
  • UKCC Two Star
  • Foundation Rescue and Safety Training essential
  • Coach Registration with SCA £39 for members
  • Recommended, but not essential, 1 day (6 hour) First Aid

 Every candidate will have to apply to the SCA for a scholarship. With assistance from those scholarships and an SIC Development Grant the Shetland Canoe Club will meet the other costs

How to Apply

Initially please email to express your intention to take part and state whether or not you have a FRST certificate

 Official Forms to Fill In

The Coach Registration form and the Scholarship Application form will need to be completed soon. They are available on the SCA website. Please do not complete them yet. We will arrange to do them together to make it easier and to ensure that we know exactly who is applying and how the money will work out.

Completing Foundation Rescue and Safety Training (FRST)

Most Level 1 Coach courses are offered on a residential basis over 5 days and the first day is for completing the FSRT certificate. Since we have Martin Rickard here who is qualified to assess it we can manage to run the course over 4 action-packed days!

 For those who have not already done the FRST day Martin Rickard will be providing a training day very soon

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