British Canoeing Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Enhanced Training
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 5 Days
  • 4 People to 1 instructor

British Canoeing Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Enhanced Training

  • Paddle
  • British Canoeing Award
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On this five day programme, you'll cover the paddling, leadership and safety skills necessary to prepare you for your Advanced White Water Leader Assessment.. We've designed it to exceed the normal training requirements for this award (it incorporates The British Canoeing Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue course). You'll also be equipped with a personalised action plan, designed to help you reach your goal of a successful assessment.

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The Objectives

The aim at this level is that you'll show the personal skill level, leadership, ability and judgement to lead paddlers with a range of experience, up to and including advanced white water. You'll be able to select appropriate environments for paddlers with a range of experience.


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

What to Expect

You'll be spending most of your time on advanced rivers of grade 3-4(5). We'll aim to get you on different styles of river e.g. tight and technical and bigger volume, depending on water levels. We'll also spend two days covering the Advanced White-water Safety and Rescue syllabus.

Experience Required

  • Some experience of paddling in advanced White-water conditions.
  • Competent Grade III paddler with some experience of Grade IV.
  • A reliable moving water roll.

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. What's more, you'll have access to our extensive range of paddling equipment and clothing to use whilst honing your chosen skills. This gives you the perfect opportunity to test out that new piece of kit you've had your eye on. You just bring yourself, your 'can do' attitude, and determination to achieve excellence.

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

Available Course Dates

Start the booking process by selecting a course date, then adjust your details to suit your requirements.

Course Start Date
Course Start Date
24th February, 2025
5 Days

*If your course is based at Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig, residential prices include catering from the morning of your course start date and cover the duration of your course, accommodation starts on the night before your course commences to the morning of the last day of your booking.

This course will help you become

An Advanced white water kayak leader

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