Moderate water Canoe Leader awards are now divided into open water (up to 500m from shore) and white water (grade 2). This means that individuals wishing to specialise in only one environment will be able to gain the specific award they require following a single day assessment. Anyone wishing to lead on white water and open water will need to take both assessments, though these do not need to be done on consecutive days as was previously the case. A further significant change is to the assessor/candidate ratio which is now 2 candidates maximum.
Whilst the new system will permit much greater flexibility to work with candidates’ availability and area of paddling, Steve will still identify and advertise potential dates for assessments as well as being available to provide the courses on a date and at a venue matching a candidate’s needs – just get in touch to discuss your requirements.
When you enrol, Steve will be happy to discuss your course in advance so you can ask questions and ensure you know exactly what to expect so you can be as well prepared as possible. The White Water Safety & Rescue course is a prerequisite for Canoe Leader assessment candidates (see below for course dates).
“Hi Steve, Just a quick thank you for another excellent weekend’s paddling, made even better by coming away with a certificate. The organisation was spot on, group members excellent, weather amazing, assessors really easy to get on with, all in all thoroughly enjoyable.”
John Ellerton, Outdoor Instructor, Gateshead