Canoe White Water Leader

Description

20 CPD Points

The New Canoe White Water Leader – Available from the 4th January 2021!

Become a Canoe White Water Leader!

  • Do you want to lead a group of canoeists on white water rivers?
  • Are you a canoeist or do you have experience paddling in moderate conditions?
  • Do you want to support your club?

If so, the Canoe White Water Leader could be for you!

Why become a Canoe White Water Leader?

First of all, the Canoe White Water Leader is open to anyone with experience of paddling in moderate white water. The award will enable you to lead fun, 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 training with like-minded canoeists. Alternatively, if you have sufficient experience, you could go straight to assessment.

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

What can a 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 in a moderate white 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:

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?

To get the most from your optional course, you will need to feel comfortable in a canoe and be able to paddle on moderate white water. We would recommend holding the Progressive Canoe Award before booking on to your training.

How should I prepare for the assessment?

Before your assessment, you need to attend the British Canoeing White Water Safety and Rescue Training. This course will support you to consider safe practices, provide practical solutions to common issues and appropriate responses to incidents, providing peace of mind when venturing out onto the rivers.

There are lots of ways you can prepare for your assessment. It is important that you take an active role in deciding the appropriate training and experience that you need. You could book onto the British Canoeing Canoe White Water Leader Training course to support you in developing the required skills. Alternatively, you can choose bespoke learning opportunities to support your development stage. Find out more on the content tab.

Registration

The Canoe White Water Leader has a formal registration requirement.

Leadership Registration

Registration is a process for leaders who are planning to attend a Leadership Assessment course. The purpose of Registration is to confirm you hold all prerequisites, it's quick and confirmation is sent straight to your inbox*. This should then be shared with the assessor to confirm eligibility for assessment. It also gives you peace of mind that you have everything you need in place and you can focus on enjoying your assessment. Please do not try to Register unless you hold all prerequisites:

  • White Water Safety and Rescue training
  • Safeguarding Training (dated within last 3years)
  • First Aid (dated within last 3 years and appropriate to this award)
  • Full National Association Membership
  • *Note - as long as you meet the prerequisites, you will be automatically sent confirmation of your Registration.

    What does Registration cost?

    Registration costs vary a little dependant on the qualification and where you live, for more information you can read the Registration Guide here.

    How do I Register?

    • You will need to be an On the Water British Canoeing Member - join now British Canoeing Membership (On the Water)
    • You need to be at least 16 years of age to register
    • Once you're a member, you access your membership portal and register through the dedicated platform
    • For more information you can use our Registration Guidance here.
    **Note – if you are aware that your record is out of date (for example your First Aid has expired) we recommend you update your record first.

    Content

    It's your development pathway! You choose if you want to attend formal training courses or develop your personal skills, leadership and safety and rescue, with a mentor or through your Club/Organisation. When you're ready for assessment you are in control. It's your group, your trip and our assessor joins you for the day.

    Canoe White Water Leader Training

    Typically run over two days, the British Canoeing Canoe White Water Leader training course will support the development of your personal skill level and leadership ability to lead a group of paddlers in moderate white water. The training emphasises the application of a variety of techniques appropriate for moving water, requiring you to perform appropriate and effective manoeuvres in real situations.

    The training covers four key areas:

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

    Formal training is not mandatory, however if you chose to access the training you will have a great couple of days, develop your community of practice as well as make friends and paddle with likeminded paddlers.

    Canoe White Water 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

    In white water environments, Canoe White Water Leaders are expected to demonstrate appropriate paddling ability to fulfil their leadership role. The assessment takes place over a typical paddling day, depending on the logistics relating to access to suitable environments, you and your assessor may agree a longer assessment.

    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 Canoe White Water Leader Assessment Guidance – this explains, in detail, the standard required for assessment.

      You can look at the Assessment Guidance here.

    • 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 might find it useful to carry out a Self Assessment using British Canoeing's Leader and Raft Guide Self Analysis Tool. (Available from 4th January 2021)
    • You could also log your previous experience in a logbook like this Coaching and Leadership Logbook. You can also use the headings suggested and make your own!

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    UK Courses

    Canoe White Water Leader Training
    • Wed 15-09-2021
      David Janes SNR
      River Tay, Scotland
    20 CPD Points
    Course Description

    The New Canoe White Water Leader – Available from the 4th January 2021!

    Become a Canoe White Water Leader!

    • Do you want to lead a group of canoeists on white water rivers?
    • Are you a canoeist or do you have experience paddling in moderate conditions?
    • Do you want to support your club?

    If so, the Canoe White Water Leader could be for you!

    Why become a Canoe White Water Leader?

    First of all, the Canoe White Water Leader is open to anyone with experience of paddling in moderate white water. The award will enable you to lead fun, 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 training with like-minded canoeists. Alternatively, if you have sufficient experience, you could go straight to assessment.

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

    What can a 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 in a moderate white 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:

    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?

    To get the most from your optional course, you will need to feel comfortable in a canoe and be able to paddle on moderate white water. We would recommend holding the Progressive Canoe Award before booking on to your training.

    How should I prepare for the assessment?

    Before your assessment, you need to attend the British Canoeing White Water Safety and Rescue Training. This course will support you to consider safe practices, provide practical solutions to common issues and appropriate responses to incidents, providing peace of mind when venturing out onto the rivers.

    There are lots of ways you can prepare for your assessment. It is important that you take an active role in deciding the appropriate training and experience that you need. You could book onto the British Canoeing Canoe White Water Leader Training course to support you in developing the required skills. Alternatively, you can choose bespoke learning opportunities to support your development stage. Find out more on the content tab.

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