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IRF Raft Guide Workshop 

This workshop is design for people looking to become a Raft Guide. The main focuser of the course is to build core skills and knowledge to set you up for success in your guiding career.  


The following topics will be covered:

Physical Skills- Rafting techniques, crew training and management, emergency and rescue techniques.

Theoretical and Practical Knowledge - Equipment (types and usage), safety and emergency procedures, river hydrology, leadership and signals.


Pre Course Requirements


  • Age 18 or over 
  • Be able to swim


  • Logbook 
  • Valid 2 day First Aid training 
  • Aged 18 or over 


Course Duration

Training: Training: 3 days (1st day will be 9:00-17:00. 2nd/3rd day times may vary).

Assessment: Available on request.


Training: £150 per person. Price includes mentoring between training and assessment.

Not including IRF Fee’s for certification Guide USD$40, Trip leader USD$70, Instructor USD$130.

All IRF awards are valid for 3 years when supported with a valid first aid certificate.


IRF 5 day raft guide workshop and WRT PRO

The five-day workshop is suitable for those looking to become a white water raft guide or those looking to take the next step of IRF qualification. This course also includes the world recognised rescue 3 WRT-PRO safety award. 

During the course we will cover all areas of guiding with the possibility of an IRF assessment depending on your level and logbook experience. 

The cost includes all rescue 3 certification fees, but does not include IRF certification fee of USD$40.



£390 - Not including IRF Fee’s for certification Guide USD$40

In addition to the Raft Guide Workshop, Information about the WRT-Pro course can be seen at Whitewater Rescue Technician - Professional Training Course (WRT-PRO) | Cardiff - South Wales (

Key Info
Reasons to choose CIWW?
We have great onsite facility with easy access to rivers for all our courses. Don’t have any kit or want to try some fresh kit out on the river? We have some of the latest gear on the market for you to try.
These dates don’t work for you?
We can offer bespoke courses to fit with your schedule and location. (minimum numbers may apply)