British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Assessment
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 1 Days
  • 2 People to 1 instructor

British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Assessment

  • Paddle
  • British Canoeing Award
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Two days spent around some of North Wales' finest coastlines assessing all of the required abilities as stated in the British Canoeing 'Advanced Sea Kayak Leader' syllabus. This will include personal paddling skills, leadership skills and rescue skills in open water tide races, surf and committing trips.

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The Objectives

The aim of this assessment is to test your skill level, leadership ability and judgment to lead paddlers with a range of experience, up to and including advanced tidal water. You'll need to demostrate the judgment to select appropriate environments for paddlers with a range of experience.


* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

What to Expect

The assessment will include a planning exercise followed by a day into night sea kayaking in advanced conditions. The second day will be used to visit aspects of the syllabus not covered on the first day.

Experience Required

Relevant and up-to-date leadership experience in the environment. First aid, open water, navigation and tide planning are required, as well as full membership with British Canoeing and have registered for assessment with your NGB.

We want to help you focus on achieving your goals, so comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and good food are part of the deal, you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified staff, to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development. As this is an assessment, you're expected to be self-sufficient for equipment (access to our extensive range is the norm on our courses though for future reference). However, we have an extensive fleet of sea kayaks, so if you're travelling some distance, we can provide you with one.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide

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