IACP Skills and Rescue

The IACP Coasteering Skills and Rescue course is a personal proficiency award involving a blend of theory and practice conducted over two days by two qualified course providers.

The course is gaining recognition from adventure activity insurance providers and is a prerequisite of the IACP Coasteering Leader Award.

The course will consist of the following elements:

  • Site information gathering 
  • Equipment 
  • Environment
  • Water skills and techniques 
  • Rescue skills and techniques 
  • Risk assessment 
  • Continuing on the IACP pathway

Example Schedule:

Day 1. 

Start with a morning of theory based practice

Then on to the water session focusing on personal skills 

Back to the classroom and wrap up for the day


Day 2.

We will discuss a start time on day 1 and aim to finish with consideration for people travelling distance.    

A little theory and a water session focusing on rescue skills.


You will need a wet suit, helmet, buoyancy aid and suitable footwear (and a towline if you have one).

If you need any equipment please let us know and it can be supplied.