In preparation for your Sea Kayak Leader assessment ( formerly known as 'BCU 4 Star Leaders Award Preparation - Sea Kayak), you'll cover all the paddling, leadership and safety skills 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 Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course. And you get to put all this into practice along the spectacular North Wales coastline.
You'll be one step closer to being ready for your sea kayak assessment and have a personalised action plan to put into practice ahead of your assessment. You'll have completed the Coastal Navigation Module.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
You'll be in the classroom on day one covering the Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning module. During the remaining four days, you'll complete a series of journeys along the north Wales Coastline practising leadership, personal skills, safety and rescue. You'll also put the Coastal Navigation course into practice as you'll be involved planning of each day's journey.
You should have some experience of paddling in moderate sea conditions.
The sea can be both a rewarding and challenging environment. Learn from our years of experience paddling to help you coach in this potentially challenging environment.
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. 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 kayaks 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 your own kit.
You should be an active paddler and ensure you're fit enough for five days of activity.