Scotland, France, Norway

You need to be an experienced paddler with the BC Canoe Leader Award or BC 4 Star Open Canoe Leader Award. In addition please bring your log book to be signed.

Course Content
We will be using lake and river venues close to our base, although some travelling maybe necessary to find optimum moving water conditions for this level. The course will cover:

Personal Paddling Skills

  • Efficient and effective grade 3 river running skills
  • Efficient and effective open water skills (wind up to force 5)
  • Lining
  • Poling
  • Navigation

Rescue Skills

  • Boat and bank based safety and rescue skills, including self rescue
  • Incident management and first aid in the advanced water environment
  • Being an effective team leader and team member in rescues/incidents

Safety, Leadership and Group Skills

  • Application of leadership
  • Leadership strategies, judgement and decision making
  • Safety awareness and risk management
  • Group control and management


  • Equipment
  • Safety
  • Weather
  • Hypothermia/first aid
  • Access
  • Environment
  • Planning
  • Group awareness and management
  • Navigation
  • Etiquette


  • Leadership responsibilities
  • Water features/hazards

Booking a Course

Duration: 5 days
Cost: € 375,- (excluding travel- and accommodation costs and rentals)

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