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British Canoeing White Water kayak leader courses

White Water Kayak Leader
This course delivers the skill level required to lead a group of paddlers in appropriate locations, up to moderate white water conditions and to judge the conditions and the standard of the group and make appropriate decisions along with the need to modify plans as required.

Registration and pre-requisites

Paddlers wishing to complete a White Water Kayak Leader Assessment are required to register before they are able to attend the course.
It is advisable to do this at least 2-weeks prior to the assessment date. At the point of registration the following prerequisites are required:

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: Candidates need to ensure their safety and rescue skills are current and up-to-date before presenting for an assessment; it is strongly advised that their WWSR training is recent to ensure this is the case.

Paddlers who already meet these prerequisites are invited to register now using the Leader Registration (LR) For

Course structure

The course content is delivered over at least two days formal training in personal skills and leadership, followed by a separate two-day assessment.
Some training courses can be extended by an additional two days to include the prerequisite White Water Safety and Rescue training.

To be able to get the most out of the training candidates should be able to paddle to the standard of the British Canoeing 3 Star White Water Kayak.

Training Course Dates

Duration: 2 days minimal

Accommodation: Optional

Price: £180.00


Assessment Course Dates 

Duration: 2 Days

Price: £180.00



Further dates can be arranged to suit candidates requirements , please get in touch to discuss options

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