WHY BECOME A CANOE WHITE WATER LEADER?
First of all, the Canoe 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 trips for groups of canoeists, in solo and tandem canoes, with a range of experience.
Secondly, you will be supported to develop your personal and leadership skills during training with like-minded canoeists. 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 canoe journeys on moderate white water.
WHAT CAN A LEADER DO?
Your award will support you to lead safe and enjoyable journeys. You will lead canoeists with a range of experience on trips based on their needs and aspirations in a moderate white water.
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 Awards and Training,
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE TRAINING COURSE?
To get the most from your optional course, you will need to feel comfortable in a canoe and be able to paddle on moderate white water. We would recommend holding the Progressive Canoe Award before booking on to your training.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE ASSESSMENT?
Before your assessment, you need to attend the British Canoeing White Water Safety and Rescue Training. This course will support you to consider safe practices, provide practical solutions to common issues and appropriate responses to incidents, providing peace of mind when venturing out onto the rivers.
There are lots of ways you can prepare for your assessment. It is important that you take an active role in deciding the appropriate training and experience that you need. You could book onto the British Canoeing Canoe White Water Leader Training course to support you in developing the required skills. Alternatively, you can choose bespoke learning opportunities to support your development stage. Find out more on the content tab.
LEADERSHIP ELEARNING AND ONLINE RESOURCES
These optional, interactive eLearning package will take you through some of the key principles behind:
- British Canoeing Model of Leadership.
- Leading in unfamiliar environments.
- Leading mixed craft journeys
And provides resources and guides as well as a digital self-analysis tool. Find out more!