You're already training towards being an Advanced White-Water Kayak Leader, working on your paddling skills. You'll also need to cover aspects of group safety and supervision such as; steep bank security, recovery of boats, first aid, and advanced rope work. This course develops the principles and techniques taught at White Water Safety and Rescue Training to progress you to assessment knowing you've got the skills to supervise a group both on and off the water.
The aim is that you'll be able to apply the techniques taught at White Water Safety and Rescue Training in an advanced environment, and appreciate the team approach concept that provides structure in an emergency situation. You'll show that you've stepped up from a set-piece approach to safety and rescue, to one where you combine your core skills creatively to provide safety and rescue.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
Both days will be spent on local rivers looking at practical applications of the syllabus.
Competent Grade III paddler with some experience of Grade IV. A reliable moving water roll.
Why Choose Plas y Brenin?
Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.
If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.
When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.
We want to help you focus on achieving your goals, so comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and good food are part of the deal - you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified, staff to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development. What's more, you'll have access to our extensive range of paddling equipment and clothing to use whilst honing your chosen skills. This gives you the perfect opportunity to test out that new piece of kit you've had your eye on. You just bring yourself, your 'can do' attitude, and determination to achieve excellence.
All you really need to bring is sufficient base clothing to wear, and some suitable footwear. Our stores have a wide range of Peak UK soft wear as well as paddles and poles. We have an extensive selection of different styles of open canoes from a range of manufacturers. This is an ideal opportunity to try something new if you'd like to. If you prefer the familiar, feel free to bring along your own kit.
You'll need to be fully conversant with the white-water safety and rescue skills, as this course will build on these foundations.