British Canoeing White Water Kayak Leader Enhanced Training

You're a recreational white water paddler who wants to be more skilled in staying safe in the water, and using valuable rescue techniques to help others if needed.

Plas Y Brenin

2 Days

Instructor Ratio6:1


Plas Y Brenin


2 Days

Instructor Ratio


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On this five-day enhanced course, you’ll work with our highly qualified team to move your leadership skills to the standard set by British Canoeing. You’ll paddle white water in spectacular Eryri (Snowdonia) whilst you hone the skills you need to lead a group of paddlers in appropriate locations, up to moderate white water conditions. We’ll show you how to judge the conditions, and the standard of the group, then make appropriate decisions along with the need to modify plans as required. You’ll also cover the WWSR course.

The Objectives 

You’ll be a more confident leader with enhanced personal paddling, rescue, safety, leadership and group skills. You’ll be one step closer to being a White Water Kayak Leader and be equipped with suitable techniques and boat control in real situations.

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What To Expect 

You’ll spend three days with our experts helping you to hone your skills on Grade 2/3 white-water. You’ll cover the WWSR syllabus during the remaining two days.

Experience Required 

You should be an experienced paddler with some experience of paddling on white water with a minimum personal skill level of The British Canoeing 3* White Water kayak award.

How Should I Prepare? 

You’ll need to be on top of your game for this training course. Make sure that you’re fit enough for five challenging days on white water. You should also have kayaked regularly before attending.

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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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Expert Tuition

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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Explore Eryri

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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Develop a Passion

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.