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British Canoeing

Leadership Awards

British Canoeing Leadership Awards were formerly known as 4 and 5 Star Leader Awards.

If you cannot find the course you want at a time that suits please contact us and we will try to meet your needs.

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The Paddlesport Leader is aimed at paddlers taking on formal leadership responsibilities in sheltered water environments and aims to support Leaders to run safe, quality, enjoyable trips based on their group’s needs and aspirations.

This award is non-discipline specific in that you can choose what craft you would like to paddle and typically covers leadership skills and the associated personal skills and safety and rescue skills.


This two-day assessment is to assess you against the criteria for you to lead groups on sheltered water.

British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader Training   British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader Assessment

This course will improve your white water paddling and introduce the leadership strategies to set you on the path to being a 4 Star white water leader.  At the end you will have a better understanding of white water paddling techniques and tactics and have a clear picture of your action plan for assessment.


During this two day assessment you will get the opportunity to lead a real group in a variety of environments. We will also look at personal skill and rescues in moderate white water. We feel that using real students helps put people at ease. No tricks or pretend scenarios, just lead the group.

British Canoeing 4 Star Whitewater Kayak Leader Training   British Canoeing 4 Star Whitewater Kayak Leader Assessment

During the course we will look at open water skill including leadership, sailing, use of rafted canoes and rescues.

On the river we will look at personal skill, leadership options, group management and rescues,along with poling and lining.


During this two day assessment you will lead the group on open water and on a grade 2(3) river. We will also give you opportunities to display you personal skill and rescue techniques. As always we will make the assessment environment as relaxed as possible.


Canoe Leader Training   Canoe Leader Assessment
White Water Kayak Leader Training

The training looks at the skills needed to lead in advanced conditions. This includes the most advanced river running techniques, rescue skills and leadership on advanced white water.


During the two days, candidates paddle advanced white water demonstrating good leadership and personal skills along with effective incident management.

We will work very hard to make sure the assessment environment is at the right level and you are able to perform to the best of your ability.

5 Star White Water Training   5 Star White Water Kayak Leader Assessment

This course looks at leadership of small groups in open canoes in advanced conditions. You will operate in windy conditions above force 4 and on grade three white water.


Over the two day assessment we will assess your leadership in the advanced open water and white water environments.  Your coaches will encourage you to display your skills to the best of your ability.

5 Star White Water Kayak Leader Assessment   Advanced Canoe Leader Assessment



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