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|Saturday 8th Apr, 2023||Sunday 9th Apr 2023||2 days|
To book onto this course you will need to show evidence of:
Provide documented evidence of a minimum of 12 river trips each a minimum of four hours in duration in four different locations. The experience must include at least:
Candidates need to be aged 16 or over at the time of assessment see syllabus notes for further details and restrictions.
Achieving your Whitewater Leader Award is recognition of having the skill level and understanding to lead a group of 4 competent paddlers in appropriate locations up to moderate conditions.
The award is an ideal award for those club paddlers who are leading club trips. It is also a pre-requisite to attending your Level 2 Coach Moderate Endorsement. For full details of the Award syllabus and relevant course guidelines, candidates should visit the British Canoeing Awarding websire – Click HERE
The training will run over two-days and most of the ‘on the water’ activity will take place in a moderate environment. The course will focus on the following key areas:
Application of boat handling skills to the moderate environment such as:
Safety and rescue such as:
Safety, leadership and group skills such as:
This programme is aimed at those wishing to develop the necessary skills to lead journeys in a moderate environment.
The Whitewater Leader Training is a pre-requisite for those Level 2 Coaches wishing to attain their moderate endorsement.
The programme is flexible and some sessions may be moved around to get the best out of the prevailing weather conditions and individual student needs.
The following list is of equipment we recommend you bring. All essential equipment is available from our extensive stores. We advise you not to rush out and buy kit for the course, but use it as a chance to find out what would best suit your needs. If you do have any of your own equipment do bring it along, however our staff will be required to vet for suitability any equipment brought such as buoyancy aids and helmets. You should bring the following personal equipment with you: Footwear – wet suit boots, thermal tops, warm outdoor wear (fleece is ideal), hat, gloves, small first aid kit, vacuum flask, personal medication, notebook and pen.
Our equipment stores are by far the best around with a stock of over 100 boats from across the range of models so there are plenty to choose from! If you are thinking of buying a boat come along and ‘try before you buy’ and also get unbiased expert advice from our staff on the most suitable equipment for you.
Again participants are encouraged to bring any of their own personal equipment so they get the opportunity to be coached using the equipment they are most familiar with.
The course fee includes kit, equipment, in course transport, coaching, food and accommodation.
Course accommodation will be in shared twin ensuite rooms. If you would prefer not to share a room, single occupancy may be available for an additional charge.
BCU Canoe & Kayak Handbook
BCU Coaching Handbook
Brown, G. Sea Kayak
Cooper, D. Sea Kayak Handling skills
Ferrero, F. Sea Kayak Navigation
All of the above are published by Pesda Press
Lull, J. Sea Kayaking Safely & Rescue – Published by Wilderness Press
As you are probably aware the current advice from the Northern Ireland Executive, Health Promotion Agency NI and Health & Safety Executive NI, as well as our expert group within Sport NI is that we cannot deliver any face to face courses for our customers including use of the Hot Rock Climbing Wall.
We know that you and many others like minded folk are very keen to get back on track with your plans to attend and complete a range of personal skills training and qualifications in a range of disciplines.
Believe us when we say we are equally keen to get outside with you and help you reach your goals and complete that journey.
How do we know? Because every day we get emails and phone calls asking when will courses resume and with every NI Executive mention of easing of restrictions the emails and phone calls are more frequent……