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Paddle UK Advanced White Water Leader Assessment

£ 220

Newton Abbot

Paddle UK Advanced White Water Leader Assessment
Minimum age: 18
Newton Abbot
Max. group size: 2
Cancellation: Custom
£ 220

Activity Highlights:

Are you ready to showcase your expert kayaking skills and leadership abilities in advanced white water environments? Our Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Assessment is designed for proficient paddlers who wish to validate their capabilities and earn certification as Advanced White Water Kayak Leaders. This comprehensive one-day assessment evaluates your personal paddling skills, rescue techniques, safety protocols, and leadership in challenging river conditions.

Key Details

  • Skill Level: Expert
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Instructor/Assessor: Dan 
  • Ages: 18+
  • Spaces: 2 places per assessment day

Key Skills

  • Personal Paddling Skills: Demonstrate advanced techniques and precise boat control in grade 3/4 white water.
  • Rescue Skills: Proficiency in advanced rescue operations to ensure group safety.
  • Safety Protocols: Implementation of comprehensive safety measures in demanding environments.
  • Leadership & Group Management: Effective leadership, decision-making, and group management in high-pressure scenarios.
  • Theoretical Knowledge: Understanding the principles and practices of advanced white water kayaking leadership.

Course Breakdown

Our one-day assessment is a practical evaluation of your skills and knowledge:

Methods of Assessment:

  • Participant-Focused Leadership Skills: Demonstrate your ability to lead and manage groups in advanced white water conditions.
  • Personal Paddling Skills: Exhibit expert paddling techniques and boat control.
  • Rescue Skills: Perform and manage advanced rescue operations.
  • Theoretical Knowledge: Show comprehensive understanding of safety protocols, risk assessment, and environmental awareness.

Duration:

The assessment typically lasts for 1 day but may extend to 2 days depending on course ratios and logistics related to accessing suitable environments.

Outcome:

Successful participants will be submitted for certification by the course provider.

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 participate in the Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Assessment, 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.
  • Hold a White Water Kayak Leader qualification.
  • Minimum of 18 years old.
  • Full National Association Membership.
  • Hold a valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing Awarding Body recognised 2-day First Aid Award.
  • Hold a valid (within 3 years) Safeguarding Training recognised by British Canoeing Awarding Body.
  • Hold an Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue Training Safety Award.

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 demonstrate your advanced white water kayaking leadership skills and earn your certification? Book your Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Assessment online now and take the final step towards becoming an expert leader in white water kayaking!

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What's Included:

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

What's Not Included:

  • Your own kayak (unless agreed to hire)
  • Personal paddling clothing and equipment, including suitable footwear for on the water, buoyancy aid and helmet
  • Lunch and drink for both days
  • The equipment that you would need to run a trip on the river in an advanced environment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Assessment is a comprehensive one-day evaluation designed for expert paddlers who want to certify their leadership skills in advanced white water environments. This assessment tests your personal paddling skills, rescue techniques, safety protocols, leadership, and theoretical knowledge in grade 3/4 white water conditions. Successful participants will be submitted for certification by the course provider, validating their ability to lead groups safely and proficiently on challenging river expeditions.

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

  • You should be confident paddling on grade 3/4 water.
  • You must be comfortable swimming in normal paddling clothing suitable for a moving water environment.
  • You must hold a White Water Kayak Leader qualification.
  • You need to be at least 18 years old.
  • Full National Association Membership is required.
  • Valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing Awarding Body recognised 2-day First Aid Award.
  • Valid (within 3 years) Safeguarding Training recognised by British Canoeing Awarding Body.
  • Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue Training Safety Award.

The assessment will evaluate your competencies in several key areas:

  • Personal Paddling Skills: Demonstrate advanced techniques and precise boat control in grade 3/4 white water.
  • Rescue Skills: Show proficiency in performing and managing advanced rescue operations.
  • Safety Protocols: Implement comprehensive safety measures in demanding environments.
  • Leadership and Group Management: Exhibit effective leadership, decision-making, and group management skills in high-pressure scenarios.
  • Theoretical Knowledge: Display a thorough understanding of safety protocols, risk assessment, and environmental awareness in advanced white water kayaking.

Preparation for the assessment involves ensuring you are confident and competent in your advanced white water kayaking skills. Here are some steps to help you prepare:

  • Review Skills: Practice your paddling techniques, rescue operations, and leadership skills in grade 3/4 white water environments.
  • Complete Required Training: Ensure your White Water Kayak Leader qualification, Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue Training, First Aid, and Safeguarding Training are all up to date.
  • Update Certifications: Make sure all your certifications are valid and recognised by the British Canoeing Awarding Body.
  • Gear Check: Verify that you have all necessary paddling equipment and clothing suitable for a moving water environment.
  • Study Theory: Review theoretical concepts related to safety, risk assessment, and environmental awareness in advanced white water kayaking.

We run these assessments 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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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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