Become a leader

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BECOME A LEADER

Canoe Wales in association with British Canoeing provides a range of leadership qualifications aimed at everyone from club paddlers and novices to advanced paddlers in a range of disciplines.
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Leadership qualifications

Paddlesport Leader
Aimed at paddlers who wish to lead groups in a sheltered water environment. This award is also multi-craft and ideal for club or centre-based paddlers .
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Moderate Water Leader
Aimed at paddlers wanting to lead groups in the moderate water environment. This award is discipline specific .
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Advanced Water Leader
Aimed at paddlers wanting to lead groups in the advanced water environment. This award is discipline specific .
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Guide
The guide award can be added to any of the leadership awards. The Guide Endorsement is for British Canoeing Leaders who are involved in guiding activity, particularly those working within adventure tourism and commercial markets. This endorsement is aimed at supporting and recognising the additional skills required when fulfilling a guiding role.
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Raft Guide

Aimed at participants who require a qualification for guiding white water rafting sessions. These are split into the following categories:
  • Stadium Guide 
  • River Raft Guide 
  • River Trip Leader 
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Course structure

Paddlesport Leader

  • Must be a Canoe Wales member and hold a current first aid certificate
  • 2 day assessment - day 1 on a lake and day 2 on a slow moving river
Moderate Water Leader

  • 2 days of training
  • Consolidation and practice
  • 2 days of assessment
Advanced Water Leader

  • 2 days of training
  • Consolidation and practice
  • 2 days of assessment
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