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WHITE WATER KAYAK LEADER TRAINING
The Details

 

WHY BECOME A WHITE WATER LEADER?

First of all, the White Water Leader is open to anyone with experience of paddling in moderate white water. The award will enable you to lead fun, safe and enjoyable white water trips for groups of paddlers.

You will be supported to develop your personal and leadership skills during two days of training, with like-minded white water paddlers. Alternatively, if you have sufficient experience you could go straight to assessment.

Furthermore, this award is used by clubs, outdoor centres and organisations to support their white water journeys on grade 2(3) rivers.

WHAT CAN A WHITE WATER LEADER DO?

Your award will support you to lead safe and enjoyable journeys. You will lead white water paddlers with a range of experience on trips based on their needs and aspirations in a moderate white water environment.

As a Leader, you can work independently or be deployed by a club, centre or organisation to lead trips and journeys. The purpose of these trips may be wide ranging from educational experiences, social adventures or trying something new.

You will be able to provide British Canoeing Awarding Body Awards and Training, such as:

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE TRAINING COURSE?

To get the most from your course you will need to feel comfortable paddling on grade 2(3) white water rivers. We would recommend holding the Progressive White Water Award before booking onto your training. 

WHITE WATER LEADER TRAINING

Typically run over two days, British Canoeing Awarding Body White Water Leader training courses will support the development of your personal skill level and leadership ability to lead a group of paddlers in a moderate white water environment. The training emphasises the application of strokes to achieve suitable techniques and boat control in real situations.

The training covers four key areas:

  • Personal paddling skills

  • Rescue skills

  • Safety, leadership and group skills

  • Theory

Some training courses can be extended to include the assessment prerequisite White Water Safety and Rescue training.

Formal leadership training is not mandatory, however if you chose to access the training you will have a great couple of days, develop your community of practice as well as making friends and paddle with likeminded paddlers.

Contact

Interested in this course for your centre or club?

Get in touch to discuss pricing and dates. 

07590 824206

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