River Trip Leader

Description

Looking to lead a flotilla of rafts on natural rivers?

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

If so, the River Trip Leader could be for you!

Why become a River Trip Leader?

First of all, the River Trip Leader is open to experienced River Raft Guides who would like to progress to lead a flotilla of rafts on natural rivers! The awards 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 rafting activity on natural rivers.

What can a River Trip Leader do?

Your award will support you to run safe and enjoyable rafting trips, based on your group’s needs and aspirations. You will lead a flotilla of rafts with a range of experience on natural rivers. The British Canoeing River Trip Leader award can be split into Class 3 or 4 and above Guide.

As a River Trip Leader, you can work independently or be deployed by a club, centre or organisation to lead a flotilla of rafts. 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?

Firstly, you will need to become a River Raft Guide. This will ensure you are competent and comfortable guiding a raft on natural rivers. Find out more about becoming a River Raft Guide here.

Before your training you will need to attend a British Canoeing Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue training (or Rescue 3 WRT Pro qualification). This will support you in keeping yourself and others safe whilst on the river. Providing you with the tools and concepts to consider solutions to common issues on moving water.

You can look at the Training Notes here.

Please note, from January 2021, the formal British Canoeing River Trip Leader training course will be optional and you will be able to get direct entry, bypassing the River Raft Guide. 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.

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 Trip Leader training course and complete your registration. You will also need to complete a logbook with evidence of raft guiding.

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 Trip Leader Training
  • Find safety training courses here: Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue
  • Find an assessment course here: @River Trip Leader 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 2 day assessment. However, for experienced Guides, y you could consider Accredited Prior Learning (APL) to move directly to the assessment. Click here to find out more about APL.

River Trip Leader Training

The British Canoeing River Trip Leader training course will support the development of your personal skill level and guiding ability to take a flotilla of rafts 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 Trip Leader 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 Trip 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.

Your assessment will take two days, which includes a minimum of 4 hours' contact time on the river, for each days session.

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

Help and support ahead of your assessment

Every River Trip Leader will prepare differently for their assessment, however, you can check your readiness for assessment using:

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Course Description

Looking to lead a flotilla of rafts on natural rivers?

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

If so, the River Trip Leader could be for you!

Why become a River Trip Leader?

First of all, the River Trip Leader is open to experienced River Raft Guides who would like to progress to lead a flotilla of rafts on natural rivers! The awards 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 rafting activity on natural rivers.

What can a River Trip Leader do?

Your award will support you to run safe and enjoyable rafting trips, based on your group’s needs and aspirations. You will lead a flotilla of rafts with a range of experience on natural rivers. The British Canoeing River Trip Leader award can be split into Class 3 or 4 and above Guide.

As a River Trip Leader, you can work independently or be deployed by a club, centre or organisation to lead a flotilla of rafts. 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?

Firstly, you will need to become a River Raft Guide. This will ensure you are competent and comfortable guiding a raft on natural rivers. Find out more about becoming a River Raft Guide here.

Before your training you will need to attend a British Canoeing Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue training (or Rescue 3 WRT Pro qualification). This will support you in keeping yourself and others safe whilst on the river. Providing you with the tools and concepts to consider solutions to common issues on moving water.

You can look at the Training Notes here.

Please note, from January 2021, the formal British Canoeing River Trip Leader training course will be optional and you will be able to get direct entry, bypassing the River Raft Guide. 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.

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