British Canoeing Canoe Leader Advanced Whitewater Training

Gain expertise in leadership, navigation, rescues, and decision-making, along with skills like poling, tracking, and lining. Join our two-day course to delve deep into the advanced white water canoe leader training syllabus.

Plas y Brenin

2 Days

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Plas y Brenin


2 Days

Instructor Ratio


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Welcome to our intensive two-day Advanced White Water Canoe Leader Training course, meticulously designed to cover every aspect of the training syllabus. This comprehensive programme ensures you’re well-prepared to excel as a canoe leader in the challenging white water environment. Throughout the course, we’ll dive into topics like leadership, navigation, rescues, decision-making, and specialized skills such as poling, tracking, and lining. You’ll leave with a tailored action plan to guide your pathway towards achieving advanced white water canoe leadership.


Our primary goal is to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the advanced white water canoe leader training syllabus over the course of two days. By the end, you’ll have gained the knowledge and skills needed for success at assessment. This training is ideal for those with prior canoeing experience in advanced environments, as specified by the National Governing Body, and a track record of leadership in moderate conditions.

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During the two-day course, you can expect to immerse yourself in the intricacies of the advanced white water canoe leader training syllabus. Topics such as leadership, navigation, rescues, and decision-making will be covered extensively, alongside specialized techniques like poling, tracking, and lining. 

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

Experience Required

Experience of paddling canoes in the advanced environments (as stated by the National Governing Body) and leading in the Moderate environment.

How Should I Prepare?

To make the most of this training, it’s advisable to spend some time in your canoe before the course, allowing you to absorb and apply the information effectively over the two days. Be prepared for an enriching learning experience that will pave the way for your success as an advanced white water canoe leader.

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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.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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