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.
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
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!