British Canoeing Awarding Body White Water Leader Training

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

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The BCAB White Water Leader Training course is a comprehensive training program for individuals interested in leading white water activities. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively lead groups in whitewater environments by covering essential topics, including safety protocols, technical skills, leadership and group management, risk assessment, environmental awareness, and navigation.

The BCAB White Water Leader Training course is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, adventure guides, or anyone seeking professional certification in outdoor leadership, providing them with the confidence and expertise to navigate and enjoy white water adventures responsibly.

Further Reading:

Take advantage of these optional and interactive eLearning packages that will guide you through some of the fundamental principles of the British Canoeing Awarding Body Model of Leadership, leading in unfamiliar environments, and leading mixed craft journeys. The package also offers helpful resources and guides, along with a digital self-analysis tool. Visit the Paddles Up website to find out more!



Due to the paddling environment and the boat control required to participate in the BCAB White Water Leader Training course, candidates should be:

  • Confident in their ability to paddle on grade 2/3 water
  • Confident swimming in normal paddling clothing suitable for a moving water environment
  • White Water Safety Training Course
  • Age 16+
  • Full National Association Membership

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.

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

Furthermore, the BCAB White Water Leader Training award is used by clubs, outdoor centres and organisations to support their white water journeys on grade 2/3 rivers.

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