The Guide Endorsement is for British Canoeing Leaders who are involved in guiding activity, particularly those working within Adventure Tourism and Commercial Markets. This endorsement is aimed at supporting and recognising the additional skills required when fulfilling a guiding role. We are appointed by British Canoeing as a Guide Provider. We support the development of the Guide Scheme, deliver specific guide module workshops and provide mentoring and support for aspirant guides as they are developing their skills and experience. Where appropriate we endorse aspirant guides to full guide status.

Camp Craft and Expedition Skills

This module is aimed at British Canoeing Leaders wanting to expand their knowledge and experience of camp craft and expedition skills in remote areas. The course is designed to enable the potential guide to look after clients in a way that makes the camp site run efficiently and comfortably in a wilderness setting. Throughout the module, leaders will be provided with top tips and a valuable insight to making the most out of journeying with their chosen craft.

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Trip Planning and Organisation

This module is aimed at British Canoeing Leaders wanting to expand their knowledge and experience in planning and organising expeditions. Decision making for trip planning and organisation starts potentially months ahead of getting on the water. There are many factors in play over the planning timeframe, some are intangible and cannot be changed like the hazards, whilst others, like the selection of the team of paddlers, are within a guide’s control to change and influence.

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