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BC Canoe White Water Leader Training

BC Canoe White Water Leader Training

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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!

 

PRE-REQUISITES

  • Ideally be able to swim
  • Evidence of having paddled on Grade 2 (3) and open water
  • Canoe award and working towards the progressive award
  • White water safety and rescue course – this can be done before or after your training

COURSE CONTENT

It's your development pathway! You choose if you want to attend formal training courses or develop your personal skills, leadership and safety and rescue, with a mentor or through your Club/Organisation. When you're ready for assessment you are in control. It's your group, your trip and our assessor joins you for the day.

CANOE WHITE WATER LEADER TRAINING 

Typically run over two days, the British Canoeing Canoe White Water Leader training course will support the development of your personal skill level and leadership ability to lead a group of paddlers in moderate white water. The training emphasises the application of a variety of techniques appropriate for moving water, requiring you to perform appropriate and effective manoeuvres in real situations. 

The training covers four key areas: 

  • Personal paddling skills 
  • Rescue skills 
  • Safety, leadership and group skills 
  • Theory 

Formal 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 make friends and paddle with likeminded paddlers.


CANOE WHITE WATER LEADER ASSESSMENT

We believe in assessments for learning and you will definitely learn a lot from your assessment. To find out more, click on the assessment tab. 

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