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Canoe Leader

Training | Assessment

Canoe Leader Training 

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.

The course content emphasises the application of a variety of techniques appropriate for moving water, and exposed open water, requiring the paddler to perform appropriate and effective manoeuvres in real situations. 

Broadly this includes the following: Personal Paddling Skills, Rescue Skills Safety, Leadership & Group Skills and Theory


  • Next date 25th March 2019
  • 3 Days
  • £200
Over 640 TripAdvisor reviews

Paddlers wishing to complete a Canoe Leader Assessment are required to register before they are able to attend the course.

It is advisable to do this at least 2-weeks prior to the assessment date. At the point of registration the following prerequisites are required:

  1. Canoe Leader training within previous 3 years.
  2. Relevant Safety Training: White Water Safety & Rescue training or (or Rescue 3 Whitewater Rescue Technician)
  3. First Aid Award: Recognised 2-day First Aid within last 3 years

    Please note: 

    Candidates need to ensure their safety and rescue skills are current and up-to-date before presenting for an assessment.


    • Next date 21st March 2019
    • 2 Days
    • £200
    Over 640 TripAdvisor reviews

    2019 Canoe Leader Locations.

    25th, 26th and 27th March - Training 

    21st and 22nd March - Assessment 

    Hendre Isaf Bunkouse | Betws-y-coed, Conwy

    Paddling on Llyn Tegid and the Dee.

    Up to two nights un-catered accommodation is included in the price.

    We can help with transport during the course.

    Hendre Isaf Bunkouse

    3 Days




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    Canoe Leader

    The Canoe Leader training course is a fantastic opportunity to develop skills, confidence and take on board new information. You'll need some prior experience.

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