Location
Scotland, France, Norway

Pre-requisites
Please bring original certificates and evidence as required:

  • Leadership Registration Form.
  • Log Book showing evidence of experience (see BC syllabus for appropriate experience).
  • Recognised First Aid Award (minimum 2 day training inc. CPR) within the last 3 years.
  • Relevant Leadership Training – BC Canoe Leader Training or BC 4 Star Open Canoe Leader Training within the last 3 years.
  • Relevant Safety Training Certificate – White Water Safety & Rescue Training.

Course Content
During the two days we will cover as many aspects of the Canoe Leader Syllabus as time and conditions allow. This will be done on moving water up to grade 2 and on open water in winds up to force 4. You will be assessed leading a group of fellow paddlers of about 3 Star standard. The assessment will include:

Personal Paddling Skills

  • Lifting, carrying and launching/landing
  • Efficient and effective grade 2 river running skills
  • Upstream manoeuvres (ferries and S-turns)
  • Checking, setting and reverse ferry gliding
  • Eddy turns into and out of the current
  • Support strokes
  • Efficient and effective open water skills
  • Paddling effectively up, down and across a force 3-4 wind
  • Sailing
  • Lining
  • Poling
  • Navigation

Rescue Skills

  • Boat and bank based safety and rescue skills
  • Incident management and first aid in the moderate water environment
  • Being an effective team leader and team member in rescues/incidents
  • Application of leadership
  • Leadership strategies, judgement and decision making
  • Safety awareness and risk management
  • Group control and management
  • Equipment

Theory

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

General

  • Leadership responsibilities

The Assessment
Below are the links for the Canoe Leader syllabus, training and assessment notes, which will outline the skills you will be assessed in.

Booking a Course


Duration: 2 days
Cost: € 225,- (excluding travel- and accommodation costs and rentals)

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.