British Canoeing Awards

Performance and Leadership AWARDS at Moderate and Advanced training and Assessment.

 

sea kayaking | Anglesey | North Wales.

 

3*, Moderate (4*) & Advanced (5*) Leadership training and assessment courses. Plus Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning (CNTP), Open Water Navigation & Refresher Courses - BC/UKCC. 

Using the stunning North Wales coastline, sea kayaking around Anglesey, we find the right location so you get more form your time on the water on your course.

 

Three Star Sea Kayak Award.

Training & Assessment Courses -
3* sea 2-5 day course options

Days: 2

Cost: £170
Days: 3
Cost: £230
Days: 4
Cost: £300 
Days: 5

Cost: £350



 
Successful completion of the BC 3* Sea Kayak award means that you can consider yourself an InterMediate paddler. The award requires you to be able to paddle in Moderate tidal conditions as part of a led group which includes having the group awareness skills to be able to assist in the smooth running of such a trip. Topics covered will include: forward and backward paddling, moving sideways, changing direction, support strokes, rolling, deep water and self rescues, paddling in current, swell and moderate surf.   Previous experience required is ... read more
 
 

Sea Kayak Leader Moderate Water (4*) and Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning Award (CNTP).

CNTP - 1 day (can only confirm the date a few days before hand)  
Cost: £90
 
Moderate Water Sea Kayak leader training & CNTP, with 4 or 5 day course option - £300 or £350.
 

For those sea kayakers who wish to be trained in the skills necessary to lead other paddlers in a Moderate tidal water environment with sea state 4.  The course will cover surfing, controlled landings, rocky landings, incident management, assisted and self rescues, action centred leadership, positioning, decision making, risk and benefit assessments, performance paddling, top tips and handy hints and address your wants and needs.  Time will also be created to include the creation of a detailed action plan to assist you towards an assessment.

 

The 4* sea kayak leader award, now called the Moderate water sea kayak leader, looks much the same structurally to the Advanced (5*) sea kayak award, but the personal skills and leadership reflect an easier paddling environment.  The 3 - 5 days include the Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning award (CNTP)  ... read more...

 

 

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Moderate Water (4 Star) Sea Leader Assessment - £180

 

For those sea kayakers who wish to be trained in the skills necessary to lead other paddlers in a Moderate tidal water environment with sea state 4. 

 

The assessment will include personal paddling skills, making decision, risk & benefit assessments, tidal planning & navigation, rescues and management and leadership of a group of 4 paddlers in Moderate conditions.  All of the above will be covered using the fantastic locations that Anglesey, North Wales has to offer ...read more...

 

 

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Advanced Sea Kayak Leader (5*) Training, Night Navigation and  Open Water Navigation & Tidal Planning (OWNTP) Course - 4 days £300or 5 days £350

 

 

Training can be over over 4 or 5 days and include's night navigation, Open Water Navigation & Tidal Planning (a 1 day theory course) and more time to explore techniques, polish skills, paddle in varied conditions without cramming it all in.  

 

Successful performance at this level indicates that you have a high level of performance and knowledge, personal skill and leadership in advanced situations. This is a leadership award and the appropriate training for paddlers who wish to lead groups of other paddlers in appropriate locations in advanced tidal waters and dynamic weather conditions typified by the climate of the British Isles.

 

The advanced sea kayak leader (what was known as the 5* sea kayak leader award) has the skills, ablity and judgement to choose appropriate trips for a range of levels. This course is for paddlers who journey on the sea in areas where tidal races, headlands, open crossings, swell and challenging coastlines will be encountered.  

 

The course will cover surfing, controlled landings, rocky landings, incident management, assisted and self rescues, action centred leadership, positioning, decision making, risk and benefit assessments, performance paddling, top tips and handy hints and address your wants and needs. Time will also be created to include the creation of a detailed action plan to assist you towards an assessment and continued development.  

 

Further information on the specifics of the award and a Leadership Registration (LR) form can be found here.

 

Roger can also offer you Short, Medium or Long Term Sea Kayak Mentoring, so you get more out of your paddling and time on the water with quality support, coaching and guidance.  Follow this link for more information.

 

 

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5 Star Advanced Leader Sea Assessment - Anglesey, North Wales - £180.    

 

 

About 3 weeks before the 5 star assessment course an open book theory paper, will be sent to you, so you can research and gather your answers. The assessment will most likely begin on Saturday morning with an open water navigation paper, and  over the two days you will be assessed on your ability and decision making to lead a group in advanced tidal waters and dynamic weather conditions, incident management and your personal skills.  There will be a night navigation paddle on Saturday.  

 

Prior to assessment you ned to have complted a Leadership Registration (LR) form, which is valid for 1 year from application and a registered stamped photocopy needs to be forwarded to me before booking on this assessment. 

 

For details of the syllabus and a leadership Registration (LR) form have a look at the BC guidance notes here

 

 

 

 

 

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Please note if you book on an assessment course and or for example the coastal navigation course or open water navigation an administration fee is required by British Canoeing (BC).

For more in-depth and updated information please refer to the BC website www.bcu.co.uk  or contact us to discuss your requirements.



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