BC White Water Kayak Leader

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BC White Water Kayak Leader

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Successful performance at this British Canoeing Moderate Water Leader Training indicates that a candidate has the skill level required to lead a group of 4 paddlers (not including themselves) in appropriate locations, up to moderate white water conditions and to judge the conditions and the standard of the group and make appropriate decisions along with the need to modify plans as required.

The BC Moderate Water Leader Award is a leadership award and not a coaching award.

Following assessment BC Moderate Water Leaders must have in place civil liability insurance (included in comprehensive Home Nation membership), knowledge of Child Protection guidelines and good practice including checks where necessary and maintain evidence of currency.

Paddlers of white water spec. open canoes may also be interested in the BCU 4 Star White Water OC1 Leader Award.

To achieve BC Moderate Water Leader candidates are required to attend BC Moderate Water Leader Training.

This involves at least 2 days of formal training in personal skills and leadership. Some training courses also include the prerequisite BC White Water Safety and Rescue Training Course (extending the programme by an additional 2 days).

  • Training is valid for 3 years, during this time, and upon completion of the assessment prerequisites candidates can then put themselves forward for assessment.
  • Assessments are normally run over 2 days.


Find out about the other Leadership Awards available with Rock the Boat Activities.



To be able to get the most out of your training, we would recommend that you can paddle to the standard of the 3 Star White Water Kayak. 

Recommended Kit To Bring

Personal paddling equipment for sheltered water environment.

If you need any equipment then please get in touch prior to the course. Email Info@RockTheBoatActivities.co.uk

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