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Canoe Leader

Training | Assessment

Canoe Leader Training 

This 3-day course delivers the personal skill level required to lead a group of up to four solo canoe paddlers or three tandem canoe crews, on Moderate White Water and Moderate Inland Water.

The course content emphasises the application of a variety of techniques appropriate for moving water, and exposed open water, requiring the paddler to perform appropriate and effective manoeuvres in real situations.

Broadly this includes the following: Personal Paddling Skills, Rescue Skills Safety, Leadership & Group Skills and Theory.

This course normally takes place in North Wales or Devon. Accommodation is sometimes included. Please contact us for more info.


  • 23rd - 25th March 2020
  • 3 Days
  • £220
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Canoe Leader Assessment 

A 2-day assessment course leading clients.

One day on open water. One day on moving water.

You'll need to be a member of British Canoeing and have registered for the course online at least two days before your assessment date.

You'll need to have completed Canoe Leader Training within the last three years and have relevant rescue and first aid training.


  • 19th and 20th March 2020
  • 2 Days
  • £220
    Over 740 TripAdvisor reviews

    2019 Canoe Leader Locations.

    25 - 27 March - Training 

    21 - 22 March - Assessment 

    Hendre Isaf Bunkouse | Betws-y-coed, Conwy

    Paddling on Llyn Tegid and the Dee.

    Up to two nights un-catered accommodation is included in the price.

    We can help with transport during the course.

    YHA Snowdon Ranger

    3 Days




    No hidden costs

    Canoe Leader

    The Canoe Leader training course is a fantastic opportunity to develop skills, confidence and take on board new information. You'll need some prior experience.

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