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4 star ass

Moderate WW Kayak Leader Assessment

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Course cost:

Course length:
2 days 

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The Canoe England Leadership award is a must for any kayaker who leads groups in dynamic moving water locations up to and including grade 3 white water.
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The assessment of this accredited course proves that you can perform to a suitable recognised standard. Your personal skills will be assessed in your application of strokes, techniques and boat control along with assessment of your skill level in relation to leading a group of 4 competent paddlers in moderate conditions.

 Here is a copy of the most current BCU syllabus that will be assessed

4 star white water kayak leader syllabus


  • Fully registered with Canoe England
  • BCU White Water Water Safety and Rescue Training course
  • Moderate WW Kayak leader training
  • Recognised 2 day first aid award (within the last 3 years)
  • Must be 18 years or above.  
  • Previous experience: provide evidence of white water paddling in 4 different regions

This experience must include:

  • Time spent with a variety of groups in a variety of conditions. Conditions will include low to high water and rivers that are different in nature, including small narrow rivers through to rivers with a wider more open feel to them.
  • 12 grade 3 river trips as a member of a group
  • 12 grade 2(3) river trips as an assistant leader


White water kayak suitable for the remit of this award and the assessment environment


Personal and group equipment appropriate to the remit of the award and relevant to the assessment environment


The conditions will include inland rivers with sections of grade 2-3



After making payment for this course please download a booking form from the bottom of the page and return this to to reserve your place on the course.


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