BRITISH CANOEING RIVER RAFT GUIDE AWARD

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If you love being on the river, being a raft guide is the perfect job for you! In order to become a raft guide at the centre here you will need to attend a British Canoeing (BC) River Raft Guide training course, log necessary experience and then be assessed to achieve the BC River Raft Guide Award. All the information you’ll need about the process is included on this page.  

BC RIVER RAFT GUIDE TRAINING

This is a 3 day training course giving you the knowledge required to gain experience before taking your assessment. You can find a copy of the course syllabus here. There are no pre-requisites for the training course. The cost of the course is £185 per person. 

COURSE DATES

To book onto a training course select the dates you would like from the list below. 

2018

2nd - 4th March 

4th - 6th May 

6th - 8th July 

7th - 9th September 

Have a group of four or more people? We can run courses specific to your requirements.  Please contact the centre for more information.

POST TRAINING EXPERIENCE

Upon completion of your training course, you will need to gain sufficient experience before taking your assessment. There are opportunities to join training rafts with other trainees as well as accompanying a qualified raft guide on commercial trips. You will need to have logged a minimum of 20 hours raft guiding experience for the restricted award (which allows you to guide at the centre).

BC RIVER RAFT GUIDE ASSESSMENT (RESTRICTED)

Assessments for candidates who attended a BC River Raft Guide training course are arranged on demand. The assessment is at least 3 hours (2 hours guiding and 1 hour ropework). In order to take the assessment you must:

-          Home Nation membership (Canoe Wales, British Canoeing etc)

-          Minimum 18 years old

-          Have attended a BC River Raft Guide training course (unless you hold the Stadium Raft Guide Award)

-          Hold a current First Aid certificate (16 hours) with CPR

-          Hold a valid Advanced White Water Safety & Rescue OR Rescue 3 Whitewater Rescue Technician Pro qualification. You can use Accredited               Prior Leaning towards this with supporting evidence and recommendation by a Level 4 or 5 raft guide.

-          Complete a Leader Registration (LR) Form with your Home Nation


You can find more in depth details of the course and information about other British Canoeing Rafting Qualifications on their website here.

If you're looking to develop your rafting skills further, we can organise an unrestricted BC River Raft Guide assessment or BC River Trip Leader course, just get in touch on 01678 521083.

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