British Canoeing Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Assessment
  • Scotland
  • 2 Days
  • 1 People to 1 instructor

British Canoeing Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Assessment

  • Paddle
  • British Canoeing Award
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During this two day course you will be assessed against the criteria set by the National Governing Body. This includes a high level of personal skill, leadership ability and the judgement to lead groups of paddlers with a range of experience on advanced Whitewater rivers.

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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

The aim of this assessment is to test your skill level, leadership ability and judgment to lead paddlers with a range of experience, up to and including advanced whitewater. You'll need to demonstrate the judgment to select appropriate environments for paddlers with a range of experience.


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

What to Expect

You'll spend two days on advanced rivers of grade IV. We'll aim be on two different styles of river e.g. Tight and technical and bigger volume, depending on water levels.

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 – Advanced Whitewater Safety and Rescue Training Course -

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.

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
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Course Start Date
17th September, 2022
2 Days
Spaces available

*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.

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