British Canoeing Leadership Training

Paddlesport Leader Training

The Paddlesport leader is open to all paddlers and will allow you to lead journeys, on sheltered water, for a range of mixed craft. As a Paddlesport leader, you can work independently or be deployed by a club, centre or organisation to lead trips and journeys.

Remit once assessed:

  • Ungraded sections of slow moving rivers where the group could paddle upstream against the flow.

  • Areas of open water (e.g. lakes and lochs) where the paddlers are no more than 200 metres offshore and the wind strength does not exceed Beaufort force 3. Slow moving estuaries (less than 0.5 Knots)

 

There are no formal Personal Performance Award or Safety Award requirements to becoming a Paddlesport Leader. However, to get the best from your course you need to feel comfortable in or on your craft and be able to independently paddle on sheltered water. Therefore, we recommend holding the the Paddle Explore Award before booking on your training (or equivalent).

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2 Days
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£180
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Touring Leader Training

The Touring leader is open to all paddlers and allows you to lead journeys, on moderate inland water, for a range of mixed craft. 

Remit once you have been assessed:

  • Slow-moving rivers up to and including grade 1, which may include the occasional short rapid of grade 2 and simple safe weirs.

  • Appropriate to operate in inland tidal water, which includes defined beaches where the group could easily land, slow moving estuaries (less than 0.5 Knots) and no more than 500 meters offshore in winds not above Beaufort force 4 (force 3 if wind direction is offshore).

There are no formal Personal Performance Award or Safety Award requirements to becoming a Paddlesport Touring Leader. You need to be able to independently paddle on open water, rivers up to and including short stretches of Grade 2. In addition, British Canoeing recommend holding the a personal performance award in your chosen discipline and you have experience of paddling in the above environments before booking on your training.

For example:

  • Progressive White Water Award

  • Progressive Canoe Award

  • Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Award

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2 Days
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£180
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White Water Leader Training

If you’re looking to lead kayakers on moderate white water, this two day training focuses on personal skills and leadership. This emphasises the application of strokes to achieve suitable techniques and boat control in real situations and covers personal paddling skills, rescue skills, safety, leadership and group skills and the theory.

Remit once assessed:

  • Grade 2(3) white water or equivalent weirs.

 

 Pre – requisites: white water progressive kayak award, 3 star white water kayak or similar standard.

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2 Days
24th/25th September 2022
£180
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White Water - Canoe Leader Training

The British Canoeing Canoe White Water Leader is for those who want to lead groups in moderate water environment grade 2 (3). The training will be run over two days where we will develop your personal paddling skills in this environment as well as teaching you a variety of leadership strategies, group management techniques, safety and rescue skills and pre trip planning skills. You will come away from the two days with an action plan to help you on your pathway to your assessment. 

Pre – requisites: canoe award or similar standard.

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8th/9th October 2022
2 Days
North Wales - Llangollen
£180
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Open Water - Canoe Leader Training

The British Canoeing Canoe Open Water Leader is for those who want to lead groups in large areas of open water that exceed the sheltered water definition, where the paddlers are no more than 500 meters off shore and in wind strengths that do not exceed Beaufort force 4. The training will be run over two days where we will develop your personal paddling skills in this environment as well as teaching you a variety of leadership strategies, group management techniques, safety and rescue skills and pre trip planning skills. You will come away with an action plan to help you on your pathway to your assessment.

 

Pre – requisites: canoe award or similar standard.

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2 Days
North Wales - Bala Lake
£180
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4 Day Canoe Leader Training

4 day canoe leader training in North Wales.

 

Price includes: 

  • White water canoe leader training

  • Open water canoe leader training

Minimum of two people is needed for this course to go a head. 

Pre – requisites: canoe award or similar standard.

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£320
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