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Paddle UK 2-Day Advanced White Water Leader Training

£ 220

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Paddle UK 2-Day Advanced White Water Leader Training
Minimum age: 16
Newton Abbot
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Custom
£ 220

Activity Highlights:

Are you a proficient paddler looking to advance your leadership skills in demanding white water environments? Our Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Training is specifically designed to enhance your ability to lead groups on challenging river expeditions. This comprehensive two-day course will build on your existing skills and knowledge, preparing you to confidently navigate and manage advanced white water scenarios.

Key Details

  • Skill Level: Expert
  • Duration: 2 days (8 hours each day)
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Instructor: Dan 
  • Ages: 16+
  • Spaces: 6 places per course

Key Skills

  • Personal Skills: Refine advanced kayaking techniques, including boat control, reading water, and navigating complex rapids.
  • Leadership: Develop decision-making, group management, and communication skills essential for leading in challenging river environments.
  • Safety & Rescue: Learn advanced rescue techniques and effective incident management in fast-flowing water.
  • Environmental and Ethical Considerations: Emphasise responsible paddling practices, environmental stewardship, and ethical considerations when leading groups in natural settings.

Course Breakdown

Our two-day training course covers all critical aspects needed for advanced white water leadership:

Day 1:

  • Advanced personal paddling skills and techniques.
  • Introduction to leadership principles and group management in white water.
  • Practical exercises in advanced rescue techniques.

Day 2:

  • Continuation of personal skills development with a focus on complex rapid navigation.
  • Advanced safety protocols and risk assessment strategies.
  • Practical leadership scenarios and decision-making exercises.

Journey-Based Learning:

The majority of the content is delivered as part of a journey on grade 3-4 white water, providing real-world application of skills.

Location

We cover various locations in the UK for our courses.

Most of our kayaking courses take place on the River Dart in Dartmoor – meeting point TQ13 7NT.

We also run courses at:

  • Lee Valley White Water Centre (EN9 1AB)
  • The National White Water Centre (LL23 7NU)
  • Holme Pierrepont White Water (LL23 7NU)

We also travel to individuals and clubs to run training and assessments, covering most of England, up to Nottingham and Wales.

You can check the location on the booking form below. If you are unsure, feel free to contact the adventuro team who can help you book onto the right date for you, or organise a location for your session.

Prerequisites

To enrol in the Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Training course, you must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Confident in your ability to paddle on grade 3/4 water.
  • Comfortable swimming in normal paddling clothing suitable for a moving water environment.
  • Must have completed the White Water Kayak Leader course.
  • Minimum of 16 years old.
  • Full National Association Membership.

What to Bring

  • Bring your own kayak unless otherwise arranged for hire.
  • Personal paddling clothing and equipment, including suitable footwear, buoyancy aid, and helmet.
  • Recommended safety items include a throwline, webbing (sewn or un-sewn sling) and large carabiner, whistle, and knife.
  • Lunch and drinks for both days.

Why Choose Us

With over 32 years of combined experience in outdoor adventure sports, our team of instructors brings unparalleled expertise and passion to every session. We prioritise your safety and enjoyment, ensuring that each course is conducted in a secure environment where you can thrive and learn at your own pace.

Our commitment to environmental stewardship is reflected in our 1% for the planet initiative, giving back to the outdoors with every booking. Choose us for an unforgettable paddling adventure that combines skill development, camaraderie, and a deep appreciation for the natural world.

Ready to lead advanced white water kayaking expeditions? Book your place in the Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Training course online now and take the next step in your paddling leadership journey!

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What's Included:

  • Highly experienced delivery team
  • All course fees are associated with course delivery
  • Two days of content in a safe and fun learning environment.

What's Not Included:

  • Bring your own kayak unless otherwise arranged for hire.
  • Personal paddling clothing and equipment, including suitable footwear, buoyancy aid, and helmet.
  • Recommended safety items include a throwline, webbing (sewn or un-sewn sling) and large carabiner, whistle, and knife.
  • Lunch and drinks for both days.
  • Accommodation (if needed)

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Training course is a two-day, intensive training programme designed for expert paddlers who want to enhance their leadership skills in demanding white water environments. The course covers advanced personal paddling techniques, leadership and group management, safety and rescue skills, and environmental and ethical considerations. The training is mostly delivered through practical, journey-based learning on grade 3-4 white water, providing real-world application of skills.

To participate in the Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Training course, candidates must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Paddling Ability: You should be confident in your ability to paddle on grade 3/4 water.
  • Swimming Competency: You must be comfortable swimming in normal paddling clothing suitable for a moving water environment.
  • Previous Certification: You must have completed the White Water Kayak Leader course.
  • Age Requirement: You need to be at least 16 years old.
  • Membership: Full National Association Membership is required.

During the course, you will develop and refine several critical skills necessary for advanced white water leadership:

  • Personal Skills: Advanced kayaking techniques, boat control, reading water, and navigating complex rapids.
  • Leadership Skills: Decision-making, group management, and effective communication in challenging river environments.
  • Safety and Rescue: Advanced rescue techniques and incident management in fast-flowing water.
  • Environmental and Ethical Considerations: Responsible paddling practices, environmental stewardship, and ethical leadership in natural settings.

The course is structured over two full days, each lasting 8 hours, and includes the following components:

  • Day 1:
    • Focus on advanced personal paddling skills and techniques.
    • Introduction to leadership principles and group management in white water.
    • Practical exercises in advanced rescue techniques.
  • Day 2:
    • Further development of personal skills with a focus on complex rapid navigation.
    • Advanced safety protocols and risk assessment strategies.
    • Practical leadership scenarios and decision-making exercises. The majority of the content is delivered as part of a journey on grade 3-4 white water, ensuring practical, hands-on learning.

The become certified, you will need to attend a follow-on one-day assessment. This is another practical, on-the-water day, where you will be assessed against the Paddle UK Advanced White Water Leader criteria and receive your certification upon successful completion.

We run these courses at multiple locations across the UK. You can choose a date and location on the booking form, or feel free to contact the adventuro team via the live chat if you are unsure. 

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Custom Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible.

Cancellations made more than 14 days before the course start date will receive a full refund, minus any non-refundable deposit, if applicable.

Cancellations made within 7-14 days of the course start date will be eligible for a 50% refund.

Cancellations made less than 7 days before the course start date will not be eligible for refunds.

  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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