This discipline specific award is designed to indicate that the candidate has the skill level to safely paddle and lead other competent paddlers on sections of Moderate water. A Moderate water (four star) sea kayak leader will have the all round paddling ability, safety, rescue and basic leadership required to undertake trips with a group of paddlers who have the paddling skills required, but not necessarily the experience, to operate in a self-sufficient manner in Moderate conditions
This is a two day assessment, focuses on your personal skills, assisted/self rescues and group leadership. Pre-requisites are BC Moderate water (4 star) sea kayak leader training course, or old coach 3 sea training (within last 3 years) and relevant safety training. This is a coastal navigation & tidal planning or similar theoretical navigation course, plus 8 hr first aid certificate incl CPR.
Assessment guidance notes are here
Please also note you need to have completed a leader qualifications registration form, valid for one year after your initial training course and a photocopy forwarded to me, before booking on this course. Follow this link for details.
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