White Water Leader

Learn to lead others on grade 2(3) rivers

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Course Description

This course trains and assess people to skilfully paddle and lead a group of 4 paddlers on grade 2(3) white water.  Time will be spent, improving your paddling skill level as well as developing strategies to keep others safe, whilst having a fun and enjoyable time on the water.

Typical Itinary

Day 1 - We will start by setting the course up, sharing experience levels and student aims.  After a warm up on the water, we will explore different strategies for leading rapids safely.  We will spend time developing personal your skills, looking at what equipment a leader should carry and how to give your group a great time on the river.

We will start day 2 sharing different ways to profile groups members and how that effects your leadership style.  We will unpack how the environment, team and you, effect your leadership behaviours and how to support and challenge your team appropriately.  There will be more time for personal skills and and opportunity to look at managing emergency scenarios.  We will finish the course with a review and help you develop an action plan to support your learning after the course.



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In Brief

- 2 days training or 1 day assessment

- Based in Perthshire

- Relaxed, supportive and professional coaches

- Training £200 and Assessment £230

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What We Will Cover

- Personal Paddling Skills

- Leadership strategies

- Safety and rescue skills

- Theory

For full details of the content covered, please refer to the White Water Kayak Leader Syllabus. 


Training - May 14th - 15th 2022

Assessment - June 4th - 5th 2022