Canoe Leader Enhanced Training
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 5 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Canoe Leader Enhanced Training

  • Paddle
  • Canoeing
  • British Canoeing Award
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Overview

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.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

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.

Itinerary

* 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.

Experience Required

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.

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. 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.

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

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Length
5 Days
Start Date
30th March, 2020
Spaces left
5
Cost
£593
This course will help you become

A canoe Leader

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