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.
Competent Grade III paddler with some experience of Grade IV. A reliable moving water roll.
Have attended a British Canoeing White Water Safety and Rescue Training course (ideally in the previous three years)
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.