British Canoeing Sea Kayak Enhanced Leader Training

Join our comprehensive five-day training course that combines 'Sea Kayak Leader Training' and 'Coastal Navigation and Tide Planning' programmes. This course is designed to prepare you for sea kayak leadership and provide a personalised action plan. You'll also complete the Coastal Navigation Module as part of the training.

Plas y Brenin

5 Days

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Plas y Brenin


5 Days

Instructor Ratio


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Embark on our five-day training course, a comprehensive package that encompasses both ‘Sea Kayak Leader Training’ and ‘Coastal Navigation and Tide Planning.’ The primary objective is to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for sea kayak leadership while also completing the Coastal Navigation Module. By the end of this programme, you’ll be well-prepared for your sea kayak assessment and have a personalised action plan to further your development as a leader.


Our main goal is to provide you with a holistic leadership training experience, incorporating sea kayak skills and coastal navigation. This training aims to bring you closer to readiness for your sea kayak assessment and offers a personalised action plan for your future growth. Completing the Coastal Navigation Module is an essential component of this training.

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On the first day, you’ll start in the classroom, focusing on the Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning module. Over the subsequent four days, you’ll engage in a series of journeys along the picturesque North Wales coastline. These journeys will involve practical exercises in leadership, personal skill development, safety, and rescue techniques. You’ll also apply your knowledge from the Coastal Navigation course by participating in the planning of each day’s journey.

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

Experience Required

You should have some experience of paddling in moderate sea conditions.

How Should I Prepare?

You should be an active paddler and ensure you’re fit enough for five days of demanding activity.

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Note: Our instructors will assess any safety equipment you bring with you. If they consider it to be below the required standard, you will be asked to use equipment provided by Plas y Brenin.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

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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You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Your experience will take place in the heart of the extraordinary Eryri National Park. Our National Outdoor Centre features accommodation, a bar, dining, and more. And while you’re here, why not check out some local gems?

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Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.