Advanced Canoe Leader

Description

20 CPD Points

Become an Advanced Canoe Leader!

  • Looking to lead canoeists?
  • Do you want to lead a group of canoeists on advanced rivers and on remote, exposed, open water?
  • Are you a canoeist or do you have experience paddling in advanced rivers and exposed, open water?
  • Do you want to support your club?

If so, the Advanced Canoe Leader Award could be for you!

Why become an Advanced Canoe Leader?

First of all, the Advanced Canoe Leader is open to Canoe Leaders who journey on advanced rivers and exposed, open water on a regular basis. The award will enable you to lead safe and enjoyable trips for groups of canoeists, in solo and tandem canoes, with a range of experience.

Secondly, you will be supported to develop your personal and leadership skills during three days of training, with like-minded canoeists.

Furthermore, this award is used by clubs, outdoor centres and organisations to support their canoe journeys on advanced white water and advanced open water.

What can an Advanced Canoe Leader do?

Your award will support you to lead safe and enjoyable journeys. You will lead canoeists with a range of experience on trips based on their needs and aspirations on advanced rivers and on remote, exposed open water.

As a Leader, you can work independently or be deployed by a club, centre or organisation to lead trips and journeys. The purpose of these trips may be wide ranging from educational experiences, social adventures or trying something new.

You will be able to provide British Canoeing Awards and Training, such as:

Personal Performance Awards – Paddle Start Award, Paddle Discover Award, Canoe Award and the Progressive Canoe Award.

Note: other experience, training or qualifications may be required. Find out more in our develop skills section.

How should I prepare for the training course?

Firstly, you will need to become a Canoe Leader. This will ensure you are competent and comfortable leading groups of canoeists on moderate white water and moderate inland water and are ready to move onto leading in advanced conditions. Find out more about becoming a Canoe Leader here.

To get the most from your course you will need to feel comfortable in a canoe and be able to paddle on advanced rivers and remote, open water. We would recommend holding the Advanced Canoe Award before booking onto your training.

Want to know more?

You can look at the training notes here:

Please note, from January 2021, the formal British Canoeing Advanced Canoe Leader training course will become optional. You will be able to go directly to assessment.

It will be possible to bypass the Canoe Leader. You will take an active role in deciding the appropriate training and experience that you need. The formal training will still be available to support your development. Alternatively, you can choose bespoke learning opportunities to support your development stage.

Registration

Before you book onto your Assessment, you will need to be a member of British Canoeing, 18 years of age (or older), have an appropriate First Aid qualification, have attended Advanced Canoe Leader training and complete your registration.

What is Registration?

Anyone wishing to pursue a Coaching or Leadership qualification is required to centrally register with the appropriate National Association (British Canoeing, Canoe Wales, Scottish Canoe Association, Canoe Association of Northern Ireland). Registration is the process by which you confirm your intention to study towards a particular qualification. It includes:

  • Checking of previous qualifications
  • Completing and signing the Registration Form
  • Medical Declaration (if required)
  • Setting up, and providing access to, course resources and eLearning (where applicable)
  • Acceptance of the terms and conditions of study and helps you understand your rights whilst undertaking the qualification and how your data will be used.

Once you are registered, you become a learner with the National Association, we are able to contact you with relevant information and updates to your course of study, help you find a course and local support or mentoring.

When and where does registration take place?

We would recommend that you register as early in your development journey as possible to access all of the support and learning resources. As a bare minimum, and to support your learning, we would recommend registering at least two weeks before your Assessment. Registration is an online process through your British Canoeing membership portal. Registration is separate from booking a place on a course; the latter is done directly with the Course Provider. It is worth noting that many Course Providers want to see evidence of Registration at the point of booking.

Click or tap the relevant links below.

  • Join British Canoeing here: British Canoeing Membership (On the Water)
  • Find training courses here: Advanced Canoe Leader Training
  • Find an assessment course here: Advanced Canoe Leader Assessment
  • Don't forget to register!

Content

The course content is delivered over at least three days' formal training in personal skills, leadership and safety and rescue, followed by a separate two-day assessment. However, for experienced paddlers/leaders, you could consider Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to move directly to the assessment. Click here to find out more about .

Advanced Canoe Leader Training

Typically run over two days, the British Canoeing Canoe Leader training course will support the development of your personal skill level and leadership ability to lead a group of paddlers on advanced rivers and remote, exposed open waters.

The training covers four key areas:

  • Personal paddling skills
  • Rescue skills
  • Safety, leadership and group skills
  • Theory

You can look at the Training Notes here.

Please note, from January 2021, the formal British Canoeing Advanced Canoe Leader training course will be optional and you will be able to get direct entry, bypassing the Canoe Leader. You will take an active role in deciding the appropriate training and experience that you need. The formal training will still be available to support you to develop the required skills. Alternatively, you can choose bespoke learning opportunities to support your development stage.

Canoe Leader Assessment

We believe in assessments for learning and you will definitely learn a lot from your assessment. To find out more, click on the assessment tab.

Course Assessment

We do everything we can to take the stress out of assessments, we are focused on the journey and not the destination. The experience will be safe, engaging and enjoyable, with you at the heart of the process, involving you in as much of the decision making as possible.

Typical Assessment

Your assessor will guide you through the stages of arranging your assessment, discussing with you the best times and dates for the assessment, helping you ensure you have a group to lead and the appropriate assessment conditions on the day.

By the end of the assessment you will have to demonstrate knowledge and skills in four areas:

  • Personal paddling skills
  • Rescue skills
  • Safety, leadership and group skills
  • Theory

The assessment takes place over a minimum of 2 days, which includes two evening exercises, depending on the logistics relating to access to suitable environments.

Help and support ahead of your assessment

Every Leader will prepare differently for their assessment. However, you can check your readiness for assessment using:
  • The Advanced Canoe Leader Assessment Notes here. – this explains, in detail, the standard required for assessment
  • Leadership eLearning – This optional interactive eLearning package will take you through some of the key principles behind the British Canoeing Model of Leadership. This is a good refresher of the Leadership principles at any point on your journey towards becoming a Canoe Leader.
  • You also might find it useful to log your previous experience in a logbook like this Coaching and Leadership Logbook. You can also use the headings suggested and make your own!

Booking Now

UK Courses

Advanced Canoe Leader Training
  • Tue 10-11-2020
    Leo Hoare
    Tyn yr Ardd, Carrog, Corwen, Denbighshire, LL21 9LB
Advanced Canoe Leader Assessment
  • Sat 21-11-2020
    Leo Hoare
    Getafix Classroom, The Hwb, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7NW
Advanced Canoe Leader Training
  • Fri 04-12-2020
    Dr Steve Banks
    4 St. John's Gate, Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4TZ
20 CPD Points
Course Description

Become an Advanced Canoe Leader!

  • Looking to lead canoeists?
  • Do you want to lead a group of canoeists on advanced rivers and on remote, exposed, open water?
  • Are you a canoeist or do you have experience paddling in advanced rivers and exposed, open water?
  • Do you want to support your club?

If so, the Advanced Canoe Leader Award could be for you!

Why become an Advanced Canoe Leader?

First of all, the Advanced Canoe Leader is open to Canoe Leaders who journey on advanced rivers and exposed, open water on a regular basis. The award will enable you to lead safe and enjoyable trips for groups of canoeists, in solo and tandem canoes, with a range of experience.

Secondly, you will be supported to develop your personal and leadership skills during three days of training, with like-minded canoeists.

Furthermore, this award is used by clubs, outdoor centres and organisations to support their canoe journeys on advanced white water and advanced open water.

What can an Advanced Canoe Leader do?

Your award will support you to lead safe and enjoyable journeys. You will lead canoeists with a range of experience on trips based on their needs and aspirations on advanced rivers and on remote, exposed open water.

As a Leader, you can work independently or be deployed by a club, centre or organisation to lead trips and journeys. The purpose of these trips may be wide ranging from educational experiences, social adventures or trying something new.

You will be able to provide British Canoeing Awards and Training, such as:

Personal Performance Awards – Paddle Start Award, Paddle Discover Award, Canoe Award and the Progressive Canoe Award.

Note: other experience, training or qualifications may be required. Find out more in our develop skills section.

How should I prepare for the training course?

Firstly, you will need to become a Canoe Leader. This will ensure you are competent and comfortable leading groups of canoeists on moderate white water and moderate inland water and are ready to move onto leading in advanced conditions. Find out more about becoming a Canoe Leader here.

To get the most from your course you will need to feel comfortable in a canoe and be able to paddle on advanced rivers and remote, open water. We would recommend holding the Advanced Canoe Award before booking onto your training.

Want to know more?

You can look at the training notes here:

Please note, from January 2021, the formal British Canoeing Advanced Canoe Leader training course will become optional. You will be able to go directly to assessment.

It will be possible to bypass the Canoe Leader. You will take an active role in deciding the appropriate training and experience that you need. The formal training will still be available to support your development. Alternatively, you can choose bespoke learning opportunities to support your development stage.

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