On this five day enhanced course, you'll work with our highly qualified team to move your leadership skills above the minimum required for this level. You'll paddle white water in spectacular Snowdonia whilst you hone the skills you need to lead a group of paddlers in appropriate locations, up to moderate white water conditions. We'll show you how to judge the conditions, and the standard of the group, then make appropriate decisions along with the need to modify plans as required. You'll also cover the WWSR course.
You'll be a more confident leader with enhanced personal paddling, rescue, safety, leadership and group skills. You'll be one step closer to being a White Water Kayak Leader and be equipped with suitable techniques and boat control in real situations.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
You'll spend three days with our experts helping you to hone your skills on Grade 2/3 white-water. You'll cover the WWSR syllabus during the remaining two days.
You should be an experienced paddler with some experience of paddling on white water with a minimum personal skill level of The British Canoeing 3* White Water kayak award.
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 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. 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'll need to be on top of your game for this training course. Make sure that you're fit enough for five challenging days on white water. You should also have kayaked regularly before attending.