River Raft Guide Grade 4

Description

10 CPD Points

Become a River Raft Guide Grade 4

Looking to lead groups of people white water rafting on natural rivers?

  • Do you want to take groups of people from all walks of life white water rafting?
  • Do you have experience of rafting on grade 4 rivers?
  • Are you looking to support your club or centre?

If so, the River Raft Guide Grade 4 could be for you!

Why become a River Raft Guide Grade 4?

First of all, the this award is open to anyone interested in leading a raft on natural rivers up to grade 4! The award supports your existing skills and enables you to lead fun, safe and enjoyable white water rafting trips.

Secondly, you will be supported to develop your personal paddling and guiding skills during training, with like-minded guides.

Furthermore, this award is used by clubs, outdoor centres and organisations to support their white water rafting activity on natural rivers.

What can a River Raft Guide Grade 4 do?

Your award will support you to run safe and enjoyable white water rafting trips, based on your group’s needs and aspirations. You will lead groups with a range of experience on natural rivers up to grade 4.
As a Raft Guide, you can work under the guidance of a qualified British Canoeing Raft Trip Leader and be deployed by a club, centre or organisation to lead white water rafting trips. The purpose of these trips may be wide ranging from social adventures, club activities 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?

There are no formal Personal Performance Award or Safety Award requirements to becoming a River Raft Guide Grade 4. However, to get the best from your course you need to feel comfortable in a raft and be able to paddle on natural rivers up to grade 4.

You can look at the Training Notes here for further details.

If you are a British Canoeing Stadium Raft Guide and have a minimum of 60 hours logged stadium guiding, you do not need to attend a River Raft Guide training but must ensure you have all the river and rope work requirements for assessment.

Please note, from January 2021, the formal British Canoeing training course will be optional. 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 to develop the required skills. 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) and have an appropriate First Aid qualification, attend the British Canoeing River Raft Guide Grade 4 training course and complete your registration. We would also recommend that you attend the White Water Safety and Rescue training.

Please note, if you are a British Canoeing Stadium Raft Guide and have a minimum of 60 hours logged stadium guiding, you do not need to attend a River Raft Guide Grade 4 training but must ensure you have all the river and rope work requirements for assessment. .

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: River Raft Guide Training
  • Find safety training courses here: White Water Safety and Rescue White Water Safety and Rescue training
  • Find an assessment course here: River Raft Guide Assessment
  • Don't forget to register!

Content

The course content is delivered through formal training in personal skills, leadership and safety and rescue, followed by a separate 3 hour assessment. However, for experienced guides, you could consider Accredited Prior Learning (APL) to move directly to the assessment. Click here to find out more about APL.

River Raft Guide Grade 4 Training

British Canoeing River Raft Guide Grade 4 training course will support the development of your personal skill level and guiding ability to take groups of people white water rafting on natural rivers.

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 River Raft Guide Grade 4 training course will be optional. 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.

River Raft Guide Grade 4 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.

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

Your assessment will take half a day, which includes a minimum of 2 hours' guiding and 1 hour of ropes and rescue skills.

Help and support ahead of your assessment

Every River Raft Guide Grade 4 will prepare differently for their assessment, however, you can check your readiness for assessment using:

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10 CPD Points
Course Description

Become a River Raft Guide Grade 4

Looking to lead groups of people white water rafting on natural rivers?

  • Do you want to take groups of people from all walks of life white water rafting?
  • Do you have experience of rafting on grade 4 rivers?
  • Are you looking to support your club or centre?

If so, the River Raft Guide Grade 4 could be for you!

Why become a River Raft Guide Grade 4?

First of all, the this award is open to anyone interested in leading a raft on natural rivers up to grade 4! The award supports your existing skills and enables you to lead fun, safe and enjoyable white water rafting trips.

Secondly, you will be supported to develop your personal paddling and guiding skills during training, with like-minded guides.

Furthermore, this award is used by clubs, outdoor centres and organisations to support their white water rafting activity on natural rivers.

What can a River Raft Guide Grade 4 do?

Your award will support you to run safe and enjoyable white water rafting trips, based on your group’s needs and aspirations. You will lead groups with a range of experience on natural rivers up to grade 4.
As a Raft Guide, you can work under the guidance of a qualified British Canoeing Raft Trip Leader and be deployed by a club, centre or organisation to lead white water rafting trips. The purpose of these trips may be wide ranging from social adventures, club activities 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?

There are no formal Personal Performance Award or Safety Award requirements to becoming a River Raft Guide Grade 4. However, to get the best from your course you need to feel comfortable in a raft and be able to paddle on natural rivers up to grade 4.

You can look at the Training Notes here for further details.

If you are a British Canoeing Stadium Raft Guide and have a minimum of 60 hours logged stadium guiding, you do not need to attend a River Raft Guide training but must ensure you have all the river and rope work requirements for assessment.

Please note, from January 2021, the formal British Canoeing training course will be optional. 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 to develop the required skills. Alternatively, you can choose bespoke learning opportunities to support your development stage.

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