British Canoeing Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Assessment
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 4 People to 1 instructor

British Canoeing Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Assessment

  • Paddle
  • Kayaking
  • British Canoeing Award


You'll need to be on to of your game for this assessment. This is for you if you want to lead groups of paddlers on advanced river journeys in white water kayaks. (Formerly known as 'BCU 5 Star Award Assessment - White Water Kayak).

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The Objectives

You'll demonstrate the top level of performance, involving a high level of personal skill and leadership in advanced situations.


* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

What to Expect

You'll spend two days on advanced rivers of grade 3-4(5). We'll aim be on two different styles of river e.g. light and technical and bigger volume, depending on water levels.

Experience Required

Advanced Kayak Leader Training with the last three years, plus relevant advanced safety and rescue training.

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 residential 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.

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. As this is an assessment, you're expected to be self-sufficient for equipment (access to our extensive range is the norm on our courses for future reference). However, we have an extensive fleet of sea kayaks, so if you're travelling some distance, we can provide you with one.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

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2 Days
Start Date
26th February, 2022
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2 Days
Start Date
27th February, 2023
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This course will help you become

An Advanced White water kayak leader

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