In preparation for your Canoe Leader Assessment, you'll cover all the paddling, leadership and safety skills (both solo and as part of a tandem crew) necessary during this five day programme. In fact, we've designed it to exceed the training requirements for this award, so you get even more - including a personalised action plan that's designed to help you reach your goal and achieve leader level. You'll also cover The White-water Safety and Rescue (WWsR) course on this programme.
The aim is that, by the end of this course, you'll show that you've achieved the personal skill level required to lead a group of up to four solo canoe paddlers or three tandem canoe crews, on Moderate White Water and Moderate Inland Water.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
We'll make the best use of the weather and water levels to ensure that we maximise conditions. You'll spend two days on Grade 2 white-water, and one day on moderate open water. During the two remaining days, you'll cover the WWSR syllabus.
Three Star skills with some experience of paddling both solo and tandem on white water. The course will be an active one so come prepared for five full days of paddling, swimming and learning.
Moving around big boats like canoes is a challenge that when mastered is very rewarding. Helping others to access and enjoy this challenge adds to this rewarding feeling. come learn these skills with us.
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.
Make sure that you're fit enough for five challenging days on moderate water and that you've canoed regularly before attending.