Since its genesis in 2007, Getafix has gained a fantastic reputation through word of mouth – we consistently deliver fantastic courses with flair and passion of which we are very proud.

We have been instrumental in developing both the UKCC/BCU qualifications and more recently the Rescue Emergency Care scheme for first aid, and have delivered more coaching and leadership courses than any other provider. As well as running skills-based courses and coach education we train and assess coaches to deliver WWSR, FSRT, REC first aid, and BCU Star Awards in canoe, kayak, white water and sea.

Having worked with and developed so many people over the years we have been able to hand-pick an eclectic staff team of specialists who share the same vision and ambitions, and who live for what they do. We are also unique in that most of our paddling courses and qualifications can be delivered yn Gymreag if requested.

Getafix HQ and beautiful accommodation is in Carrog, North Wales; the gateway to Welsh rivers. Our office is in Llangollen. We run courses in the UK, Europe and the USA, and our bespoke courses, guiding and expeditions can be arranged for individuals or groups.

Getafix is proud to be involved with Peak UK, Silverbirch Canoes, VE paddles and Pyranha kayaks and offer all of our students the opportunity to use their latest range of boats, paddles and equipment. We believe having the best equipment is essential to your learning. We are proud to be in partnerships with British businesses.

Our partnerships are important to us: we are pleased to provide a range of training and educational programs for: Gene 17, Wittlingham OEC, Acorn Venture, PGL, Kingswood, Manchester Metropolitan University, CMC Pensarn OC, Outward Bound Aberdovey, Reaseheath College, Norwich City College, Shuttleworth College, Sayers Croft environmental centre and Glan Llyn. We also offer technical advice and staff development.



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Our eclectic team of specialists share the same vision and ambitions, and live for what they do.