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Courses for Leaders and Guides

Courses for Leaders and Guides

Expand Paddlesport Leader Award

Overview

Leadership training offered by British Canoeing is embedded into the Paddlesport Leader Award. As well as developing personal skills, these award provide basic leadership training in the sheltered water environment

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Paddlesport Leader Award

The Paddlesport Leader is aimed at paddlers taking on formal leadership responsibilities in benign, sheltered water environments and aims to support Leaders to run safe, quality, enjoyable trips based on their group’s needs and aspirations.

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Expand 4 Star Awards

Overview

Leadership training offered by British Canoeing is embedded into the 4 Star Awards. As well as developing advanced personal skills, these discipline specific awards provide basic leadership training in the moderate water environment.

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4 Star White Water Kayak Leader

This course delivers the skill level required to lead a group of paddlers in appropriate locations, up to moderate white water conditions and to judge the conditions and the standard of the group and make appropriate decisions along with the need to modify plans as required.

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4 Star White Water OC1 Leader

This course delivers the skill level required to lead a group of paddlers in appropriate locations, up to moderate white water conditions and to judge the conditions and the standard of the group and make appropriate decisions along with the need to modify plans as required.

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4 Star Open Canoe Leader

This course delivers 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

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4 Star Sea Kayak Leader

This course delivers the personal skill level and leadership ability required to lead a group of paddlers, on short, single or multi-day journeys in a moderate tidal water environment with winds not exceeding Beaufort Force 4.

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4 Star Surf Leader

This course delivers the personal skills and the ability to manage a group of surf paddlers in moderate surf environments, and to judge the conditions and the standard of the group and make appropriate decisions.

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4 Star Touring Leader

This course delivers the personal skill level and leadership ability required to lead a group of paddlers in a variety of different craft, in appropriate locations, up to moderate inland and sheltered tidal conditions, and moving water that has a discernible green flow.

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Expand 5 Star Awards

Overview

Leadership training offered by British Canoeing is embedded into the 5 Star Awards. As well as developing advanced personal skills, these discipline specific awards provide basic leadership training in the advanced water environment.

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5 Star White Water Kayak Leader

This course demonstrates a candidate has entered the top level of performance, involving a high level of personal skill, leadership ability and judgement to lead groups of paddlers with a range of experience, up to and including advanced white water kayak.

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5 Star White Water OC1 Leader

This course demonstrates a candidate has entered the top level of performance, involving a high level of personal skill, leadership ability and judgement to lead groups of paddlers with a range of experience, up to and including advanced white water OC1.

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5 Star Open Canoe Leader

This course demonstrates a candidate has entered the top level of performance, involving a high level of personal skill, leadership ability and judgement to lead groups of up to four solo paddlers or three tandem crews on advanced river journeys and on remote, exposed open waters in open canoe.

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5 Star Sea Kayak Leader

This course demonstrates a candidate has entered the top level of performance, involving a high level of personal skill, leadership ability and judgement to lead groups of paddlers with a range of experience on advanced tidal waters.

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5 Star Surf Leader

This course indicates that the candidate has attained a high level of performance, personal skill and group management in advanced situations.

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Expand Bell Boat Helm Award

Overview

The Bellboat is a twin hulled open canoe seating up to 14 children or eight adults plus the helm. Bellboating is fun and rewarding and can be used in outdoor education, expeditions and competition. 

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Bell Boat Helm

The main responsibility of the Bell Boat helm is to ensure safety for themselves and their crew and, of course, provide lots of fun and enjoyment for all.

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Expand Cadet Leader Award

Overview

Between 13 and 16, many young people have both the ability and maturity to assist with coaching sessions. By providing valuable role models to younger paddlers, young people have an important role to play in others’ development.

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Cadet Leader

The Cadet Leader Award encourages young people into leadership roles through training provided at their own Club or Centre.

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Expand Raft Guide Awards

Overview

The EWWRC provide raft guide training courses and assesses individuals that want to gain employment in the rafting industry in England and Wales or wish to work abroad. The IRF, Canoe Wales, and British Canoeing all acknowledge the rafting qualifications provided by the EWWRC.

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Raft Guide

The EWWRC provide raft guide training courses and assesses individuals that want to gain employment in the rafting industry in England and Wales or wish to work abroad. The IRF, Canoe Wales, and British Canoeing all acknowledge the rafting qualifications provided by the EWWRC.

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