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Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Award


Leading paddlers in advanced white water is the best job around. Advanced white water kayak leaders can take people into some of the best white water locations.

Advanced White Water Kayak Assessment

How can Wild River help prepare you for the assessment?

On an assessment candidates will be expected to be able to:

  • Plan and lead an inspirational journey in a way that encourages independence and development for the group.
  • Paddle their boat at a good standard in the top end of the remit, a grade 4 white water river.
  • Rescue paddlers and their craft whilst maintaining good group control.
  • Demonstrate their ability to manage the likely incidents that could occur.

Prior to an assessment you will be given the opportunity to contact the group members to gather information about their ability, equipment needs and aspirations for the day. You will be encouraged to plan the day in detail with logistical support from Wild River if necessary. The group will have at least 3 participants who might have a range of different skill levels.

We can schedule assessments in the north of England but it must be understood that these will only run if we get appropriate water levels.

The most reliable option for assessment is to join our two day assessment based around Fort William which can take up to 4 candidates.

This can be augmented by attendance on the training courses run on the days before hand.

How does assessment work?

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On an assessment candidates will be expected to be able to:

  • Plan and lead an inspirational journey in a way that encourages independence and development for the group.

  • Paddle their boat at a good standard in the top end of the remit, a grade 4 white water river.

  • Rescue paddlers and their craft whilst maintaining good group control.

  • Demonstrate their ability to manage the likely incidents that could occur.

Prior to an assessment you will be given the opportunity to contact the group members to gather information about their ability, equipment needs and aspirations for the day. You will be encouraged to plan the day in detail with logistical support from Wild River if necessary. The group will have at least 3 participants who might have a range of different skill levels.

We can schedule assessments in the north of England but it must be understood that these will only run if we get appropriate water levels.

The most reliable option for assessment is to join our two day assessment based around Fort William which can take up to 4 candidates.

This can be augmented by attendance on the training courses run on the days before hand.

Pre-requisites for assessment:

  • Prior to assessment all candidates must register with British Canoeing.

  • Full National Association Membership.

  • Valid (within 3 years) 2 day British Canoeing recognised First Aid Award.

  • Valid (within 3 years) Safeguarding Training recognised by British Canoeing.

  • British Canoeing Advanced Whitewater safety and Rescue Training course.

Where does an advanced white water kayak leader operate?

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Advanced white water kayak leaders are qualified to take participants on advanced white water trips. They can lead grade 4 white water. The expectation would be that the group may portage any substantial grade 5 rapids.

Rivers that fall inside the advanced white water kayak leader remit include:

Cumbria

  • Rivers Sprint and Clough.

  • River Swale.

  • Rivers Leven and Kent (probably not venues for assessment).

Outside Cumbria

  • Rivers Ogwen, Middle Conway and Aberglaslyn in North Wales.

  • Upper Dart in Devon.

  • Rivers Orchy, Roy gorge, Etive and Findhorn in Scotland

 

Advanced White Water Kayak Assessment

Advanced White Water Kayak Assessment

Course Dates

Training
14,15 October 2021
Cost: £220

Assessment
16,17 October 2021
Cost: £200 per person (requires 2 candidates to run).

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

Pre-requisites

Prior to assessment the following is required:

  • Full National Association Membership
  • 2 Day First Aid Award (within 3 years) recognised by BC.
  • Safeguarding Training (within 3 years) recognised by BC.
  • BC Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue Training. Click here for dates.

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British Canoeing Advanced White Water Leader Assessment GuidanceAdvanced White Water Leader Guidance

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