British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Assessment (Tidal)
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 4 People to 1 instructor

British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Assessment (Tidal)

  • Paddle
  • British Canoeing Award
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Overview

As a regular sea-goer, you'll be tested in full to ensure that you're performing at the required level to lead groups in tidal races, headlands, open crossings, swell, and challenging coastlines. You'll be assessed to the standard set by the national governing body on your personal skills, leadership ability and the judgement to lead groups of paddlers with a range of experience on advanced tidal waters.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

To be assessed on the advanced sea environment with the aim of becoming an advanced sea kayak leader. You'll need to demonstrate the judgment to select appropriate environments for paddlers with a range of experience.

Itinerary

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

What to Expect


The assessment will include a planning exercise followed by a day into night sea kayaking in advanced conditions. The second day will be used to visit aspects of the syllabus not covered on the first day.

Experience Required

Full National Association Membership - Valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing Awarding Body recognised 2-day First Aid Award - Valid (within 3 years) Safeguarding Training recognised by British Canoeing Awarding Body - Safety Award – Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning - (Although training is not required we highly recommend it)

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

We want to help you focus on achieving your goals, so comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and good food are part of the deal, you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified staff, to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development. As this is an assessment, you're expected to be self-sufficient for equipment (access to our extensive range is the norm on our courses though for future reference). However, we have an extensive fleet of sea kayaks, so if you're travelling some distance, we can provide you with one.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide

Available Course Dates

Start the booking process by selecting a course date, then adjust your details to suit your requirements.

Course Start Date
Duration
Spaces available
Cost*
Course Start Date
1st October, 2022
Duration
2 Days
Spaces available
8
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£212.00
Residential:
£314.00
Course Start Date
8th October, 2022
Duration
2 Days
Spaces available
8
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£212.00
Residential:
£314.00

*If your course is based at Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig, residential prices include catering from the morning of your course start date and cover the duration of your course, accommodation starts on the night before your course commences to the morning of the last day of your booking.

This course will help you become

An Advanced Sea kayak leader

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