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The Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Boat Operator Instructor (SFRBOI) pathway is designed for rescue professionals who want to teach the full suite of boat classes - RBOFRBO, and SFRBO - and includes flat/slow moving water rescue techniques, flood rescue techniques and swiftwater rescue techniques.


  • Logged experience of powerboat/swiftwater operations (1 year)
  • Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician course
  • Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Boat Operator course
  • EMT or Advanced First Aid qualification

Candidates are expected to further develop their personal skills and knowledge between their training and assessment courses, following an individual action plan outlined in the training course debrief.

Qualification Valid for 2 years

Ratios: Minimum 1:2             Maximum 1:4

Included: All our courses are offered on a residential basis and includes all required kit, providing boots, helmets, buoyancy aids, throw bags, and full Aquatek dry suits during delivery, at no additional cost.

If you are considering this training course and want to talk to somebody, please contact us on E: or  F: 0300 300 3112

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Course Information


Instructor Training: 5 days

Instructor Assessment: 3 days

Time: 0915-17.00

Minimum age: 18 yrs