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Cardiff International White Water
Watkiss Way
Cardiff Bay
CF11 0SY

This workshop is for people looking to become an International Rafting Federation (IRF) Safety Kayaker which is widely recognised as the world standard. 

The IRF Safety Kayak Award is 2 days of learning how to provide safety cover from your kayak during raft trips.

The workshop will cover plenty of fun tasks to help prepare you for any scenario on a raft trip. The workshop will cover all emergency and rescue techniques and well as theoretical learning understanding river hydrology, leadership, signals and safety briefing. 

Pre course Requirements



  • Aged 16 or over
  • Valid 16 hours First Aid training (must include CPR) 
  • Logbook of experience  


  • Logbook of experience 
  • Valid 16 hours First Aid training (must include CPR) 
  • Aged 18 or over


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).

*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.

Key Info
2 Days (09:00 - 17:00)
Part of the workshop (if pre requisite are in place) and available on request.