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BC ADVANCED CANOE WHITE WATER LEADER ASSESSMENT

BC ADVANCED CANOE WHITE WATER LEADER ASSESSMENT

Course Dates

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Location

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09/02/2022 - 09/02/2022

Dartmoor , south west

COURSE ASSESSMENT

We do everything we can to take the stress out of assessments, we are focused on the journey and not the destination. The experience will be safe, engaging and enjoyable, with you at the heart of the process, involving you in as much of the decision making as possible. 

TYPICAL ASSESSMENT

Your assessor will guide you through the stages of arranging your assessment, discussing with you the best times and dates for the assessment, helping you ensure you have a group to lead and the appropriate assessment conditions on the day. 

By the end of the assessment you will have to demonstrate knowledge and skills in four areas:

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

Advanced Canoe White Water Leaders will need the ability to judge the conditions and the standard of the group and make appropriate decisions. The assessment takes place over a typical paddling day, depending on the logistics relating to access to suitable environments, you and your assessor may agree a longer assessment.

HELP AND SUPPORT AHEAD OF YOUR ASSESSMENT

Every Leader will prepare differently for their assessment. However, you can check your readiness for assessment using:

  • The Advanced Canoe White Water Leader Assessment Guidance – this explains, in detail, the standard required for assessment. 

    You can look at the Assessment Guidance here.

  •  Leadership eLearning – This optional interactive eLearning package will take you through some of the key principles behind the British Canoeing Model of Leadership. This is a good refresher of the Leadership principles at any point on your journey towards becoming an Advanced Canoe White Water Leader. 
  • You might find it useful to carry out a Self Assessment using British Canoeing's Leader and Raft Guide Self Analysis Tool
  • You could also log your previous experience in a logbook like this Coaching and Leadership Logbook. You can also use the headings suggested and make your own!

Typically run over two days, the optional 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 on grade 3(4) white water.

The assessment 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.

ADVANCED 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. 

REGISTRATION

The Advanced Canoe White Water Leader has a formal registration requirement.

LEADERSHIP REGISTRATION

Registration is a process for leaders who are planning to attend a Leadership Assessment course. The purpose of Registration is to confirm you hold all prerequisites, it's quick and confirmation is sent straight to your inbox*. This should then be shared with the assessor to confirm eligibility for assessment. It also gives you peace of mind that you have everything you need in place and you can focus on enjoying your assessment. Please do not try to Register unless you hold all prerequisites:

  • White Water Safety and Rescue training
  • Safeguarding Training (dated within last 3years)
  • First Aid (dated within last 3 years and appropriate to this award)
  • Full National Association Membership

*Note - as long as you meet the prerequisites, you will be automatically sent confirmation of your Registration. 

WHAT DOES REGISTRATION COST?

Registration costs vary a little dependant on the qualification and where you live, for more information you can read the Registration Guide here.

 

HOW DO I REGISTER?

  • You will need to be an On the Water British Canoeing Member - join now British Canoeing Membership (On the Water)
  • You need to be at least 18 years of age to register
  • Once you're a member, you access your membership portal and register through the dedicated platform
  • For more information you can use our Registration Guidance here.

**Note – if you are aware that your record is out of date (for example your First Aid has expired) we recommend you update your record first.

Course Dates

Course Options

Location

Book Course

09/02/2022 - 09/02/2022

Dartmoor , south west

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