British Canoeing Awarding Body Advanced White Water Leader Training

Price Icon£220 pp
Kayak Level IconExpert
Calendar Icon2 Days
Location IconMultiple Locations
Instructor IconDan Daley
Ages Icon16+
Spaces Icon6 places

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The Advanced White Water Kayak Leader course is tailored for proficient paddlers who aspire to hone their leadership skills in demanding white water surroundings. The course intends to augment the participants’ competence to lead groups safely and proficiently on advanced white water kayaking expeditions.


Key components of the course include:

  1. Personal Skills: Participants will refine their own kayaking techniques, including boat control, reading water, and navigating complex rapids.
  2. Leadership: The course focuses on developing leadership abilities, including decision-making, group management, and communication skills in challenging river environments.
  3. Safety and Rescue: Safety is paramount in whitewater kayaking. Participants will learn advanced rescue techniques and how to manage incidents effectively in fast-flowing water.
  4. Environmental and Ethical Considerations: The course emphasizes responsible paddling practices, environmental stewardship, and ethical considerations when leading groups in natural settings.


Due to the paddling environment and the boat control required to participate in this training course, candidates should be:

  • Confident in their ability to paddle on grade 3/4 water
  • Confident swimming in normal paddling clothing suitable for a moving water environment
  • White Water Kayak Leader
  • Age 16+
  • Full National Association Membership

What You Need to Bring:

  • Your Own Kayak (unless agreed to hire)
  • Personal paddling clothing and equipment including suitable footwear for on the water, Buoyancy Aid and Helmet
  • Lunch and Drink for both days

Recommended safety equipment:

  • Throwline
  • Webbing (sewn or un-sewn sling) and large carabiner
  • Whistle
  • Knife

What’s Included:

  • Highly experienced delivery team
  • All course fees are associated with course delivery
  • Two days of content in a safe and fun learning environment.

This course will develop the principles and techniques taught in the White Water Kayak Leader course and consider their application in the advanced environment.
Most of the content is delivered as part of a journey on grade 3-4 white water.

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