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Registration with CANI (or another Home Nation) is required prior to attending the course, you should allow at least two weeks prior to your course. If you require assistance on how to register with CANI click HERE.
If you are a British Canoeing, Scottish Canoeing or Canoe Wales member you will register through your member portal. If you are a Canoeing Ireland Member contact the CANI office for assistance with registration.
To be able to get the most out of your course, we recommend that you can paddle to the standard of one of the Personal Performance Awards.
The British Canoeing Awarding Body Sea Kayak Leader Award delivers the personal skill level and leadership ability required to lead a group of paddlers on short, single or multi-day journeys in a moderate tidal water environment with winds not exceeding Beaufort Force 4.
The White Water Kayak Leader course content emphasises the application of strokes to achieve suitable techniques and boat control in real situations and covers the following:
For full details of the content covered, please refer to the Sea Kayak Leader Syllabus.
Assessments are normally run over two days and take place on sections of white water and a suitable river journey. For full details of the content covered, please refer to the Sea Kayak Leader Assessment Notes.
Click HERE for the interactive Leadership eLearning will take you through some of the key principles behind the British Canoeing Model of Leadership, ensuring Leaders have a basic knowledge of those principles. This activity is aimed at any Leader.
This programme is aimed at those wishing to lead a group of 4 (not including themselves) journeys in a moderate sea environment – up to and including force 4 open water.
The Sea Kayak Leader Award is a prerequisite for those Level 2 Coaches wishing to attain their moderate endorsement.
You must have the appropriate resources to plan and navigate within the area where the course is being held.
The course fee includes in course transport and all instruction / coaching
The course fee does not include catering or accommodation on the north coast (hostel based)
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