Lead Groups on the Sea

Dorset | Cornwall | North Wales

Sea Kayak Leader 

Training | Assessment

Sea Kayak Leader Training

This course delivers the personal skill level and leadership ability required to lead a group of paddlers, on short, single or multi-day journeys in a moderate tidal water environment with winds not exceeding Beaufort Force 4.

On this great course you'll learn all about rescue techniques, towing and how to look after a group of paddlers while paddling along the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.

You'll spend two days on this course to meet the minimum training requirements for the award and you'll cover personal paddling and leadership skills that will prepare you for the Sea Kayak Leader assessment.

Before starting, it is expected that you are paddling to a 3 star standard, or have equivalent experience and that you passed the British Canoeing Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course. 

Land & Wave can lend you most of the equipment you need at no extra cost and we'll arrange transport once your on the course. 

Prices and Dates

  • Just £100 deposit 
  • Total Cost £200
  • Coastal Navigation +£50
  • 2020 Dates To Be Released
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Sea Kayak Leader Assessment 

Once completing the training, a candidate will have 3 years to complete the assessment, which will need to include:

- 24 sea kayak trips with a minimum length of 4hrs.

- An outdoor first aid course qualification. More details of this course can be found here.

Candidates will be assessed on you personal paddling skills, Safety and rescue, Leadership and Theory.

This will include showing a personal skill level and ability to lead a group of up to four paddlers in moderate sea conditions by using a variety of techniques. 



  • £10 million public liability insurance
  • Experienced, friendly instructors
  • Accredited by AALA and LOTC
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Sea Kayak Leader Training | Assessment in Dorset  

Most of our courses are based in Dorset using the Jurassic Coast as our classroom.


Sea Kayak Leader 

Sea Kayak Leader Training is a fantastic opportunity to develop skills, confidence and take on board new information. You'll need some prior experience.

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