Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT)

The Whitewater Rescue Technician – Foundation course is designed for whitewater users such as kayakers, canoeists, packrafters, stand up paddle boarders with little or no experience, and aims to teach basic safety and rescue skills required in a moderate whitewater environment, and covers the foundation skills used in all our water safety and rescue courses.


Contact hours

6 hours (1 day)



  • Must be a confident swimmer
  • Minimum age: 18


Course standard

Rescue 3 Europe WRT-F standard (PDF)

The course standards are provided as pre- and post-course reference for people involved in the delivery of Rescue 3 courses (eg Rescue 3 training providers, instructors and students). They are not to be used for any other purpose without the express written permission of Rescue 3 Europe.

Learning outcomes and key teaching points for instructors

Rescue 3 Europe WRT-F learning outcomes and key teaching points for instructors (PDF)


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Student manual PDF download:

WRT manual - English (en) 

WRT manual - French (fr) 

WRT manual - German (de)

WRT manual - Italian (it)


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