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Advanced Canoe Open Water Leader Award

An advanced canoe open water leader uses the full range of canoe skills to move in advanced canoe conditions. They are a skilled paddler who is capable of leading paddlers in a variety of ways.

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How can Wild River help prepare you for the assessment?

You could:

  • Attend our advanced canoe open water leader training.

  • Attend our combined advanced canoe leader training which covers white water and open water. This includes training or assessment towards the advanced canoe performance award.

  • Bring in one of our team to observe you leading a group and provide feedback and mentor support.

  • Receive some individualised bespoke training.

  • Gather a group to create a bespoke training course of 2 or 3 days.

  • For some it might be appropriate to attend training or assessment for the canoe leader award as a stepping stone towards the advanced award.

The key part of any training course is the individual debrief to assist with your development of your detailed action plan.

How does assessment work?


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Dates to be arranged.

Cost: £200 per person (requires 2 candidates to run).

We can also offer 1 to 1 assessments. Cost: £250 - contact us.

Where does a canoe open water leader operate?


All candidates must register with British Canoeing. This can be accessed via your British Canoeing membership portal.


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