British Canoeing White Water Kayak Leader Assessment
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 2 People to 1 instructor

British Canoeing White Water Kayak Leader Assessment

  • Paddle
  • British Canoeing Award
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You'll be assessed over two days against the 'British Canoeing White Water Kayak Leader' syllabus. We'll be looking for the skill level required to lead a group of paddlers in appropriate locations, up to moderate white water conditions. You'll need to show that you can judge the conditions, and the standard of the group, and then make appropriate decisions to modify plans as required.

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The Objectives

You'll demonstrate that you can apply strokes to achieve suitable techniques and boat control in real situations, and cover; Part A – Personal Paddling SkillsPart B – Rescue SkillsPart C – Safety, Leadership & Group SkillsPart D – Theory


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

What to Expect

You'll be continuously assessed over two days on white-water at grade 2+, leading a group of paddlers on day one. We'll be assessing your personal skills, and safety and rescue knowledge.

Experience Required

You should register at least two weeks prior to the assessment. You'll need the following prerequisites to register;

  • Relevant Leadership Training: White Water Kayak Leader training within previous 3 years.
  • Relevant Safety Training: White Water Safety & Rescue training or (or Rescue 3 Whitewater Rescue Technician)
  • First Aid Award: Recognised 2-day First Aid within last 3 years
  • Registration Fee: £39 for British Canoeing members
  • Age: 16 years of age, or older
  • Please note: You should ensure that your safety and rescue skills are current and up-to-date before attending your assessment, so your WWSR training should also be recent.

We want to help you focus on achieving your goals, so if you're staying with us, 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 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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