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Stadium Raft Guide

The British Canoeing Stadium Raft Guide award is aimed at anyone over the age of 18 who would like to take groups of people white water rafting on a man made artificial site such as CIWW, Nottingham, Lee Valley etc.

The British Canoeing Stadium Raft Guide Award enables the candidate to guide on the section of water they are assessed on, under the guidance of that stadium.

Registration

Aspirant Raft Guides are required to complete a Leader Registration Form on completion of the assessment.

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Candidates are required to complete a Leader Registration (LR) Form on completion of the assessment, which should be returned to the candidates Home Nation with the registration fee of £39 by the provider. 

At the point of registration, the following prerequisites are required:

  • Home Nation membership
  • Current First Aid certificate (8 hours) with CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
  • Logbook of evidence of a minimum of 20 hours guiding on the section of water they are to be assessed on. This may be more if the Guide does not have any transferable skills from another white water discipline. 

Candidates must be 18 years or over at the time of assessment.

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Part A - Personal Paddling Skills

Part B - Rescue Skills

Part C - Safety, Leadership and Group Skills

Part D - Theory

For full details of the content covered, please refer to the Stadium Raft Guide Award syllabus.

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To achieve the British Canoeing Stadium Raft Guide Award, candidates should ensure they take an active role in deciding the appropriate preparation, training and experience, prior to presenting for assessment. British Canoeing offer Stadium Raft Guide Award training to support candidates in developing the required skills. Alternatively, candidates can opt for more bespoke training opportunities, such as in-house training, shadowing other Raft Guides, etc., to develop the required skills.

Upon completion of the assessment prerequisites, candidates can then put themselves forward for assessment. Assessments are usually a minimum of 3 hours (half day).

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Upon completion of the assessment, the course provider will submit successful participants for certification. The course provider is required to complete a course schedule and send this to their Home Nation, along with an administration fee of £10 per person attending.

Candidates are required to complete a Leader Registration (LR) Form on completion of the assessment, which should be returned to the candidates Home Nation with the registration fee of £39 by the provider. 

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Registration

Aspirant Raft Guides are required to complete a Leader Registration Form on completion of the assessment.