British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Enhanced Training

Join our five-day programme designed for sea kayakers navigating challenging waters. Develop personal paddling, leadership, and safety skills aligned with British Canoeing standards. You'll also cover the Open Water and Tide Planning course and leave with a personalized action plan.

Plas y Brenin

5 Days

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Plas y Brenin


5 Days

Instructor Ratio


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Welcome to our five-day Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Enhanced Training programme, tailored for those who frequently venture into challenging sea conditions, including tidal races, headlands, open crossings, swell, and rugged coastlines. If you aspire to lead groups in these demanding environments, this course is ideal for you. We’ll comprehensively cover personal paddling, leadership, and safety skills, adhering to British Canoeing’s standards. Throughout the week, you’ll also complete the Open Water and Tide Planning course, leaving you well-prepared to achieve your goals.


Our primary objective is to ensure you cover all the essential aspects of the British Canoeing ‘Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Training’ course, setting the stage for future assessment. We aim to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate and lead in advanced sea conditions safely and effectively.

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Throughout the course, we’ll make the most of weather and sea conditions to provide extensive exposure to advanced water scenarios. You’ll experience paddling in tide races, overfalls, rocky shorelines, and medium to large surf. We’ll even undertake a challenging offshore island crossing that’s over an hour from the mainland, including a night paddle. While prior experience in advanced sea conditions is beneficial, this course is designed to enhance your skills in these challenging environments.

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

Experience Required

Some experience of paddling in advanced sea conditions.

How Should I Prepare?

Ensure you’re in top physical condition for five demanding days on advanced waters and have a regular sea kayaking background before attending this programme. Your fitness and experience are key to making the most of this course.

Familiarise yourself with the British Canoeing course content here:

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Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

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