From January 4th 2021 this is now a two evening and a single day assessment of your personal paddling, open sea navigation, safety, rescue and group leadership skills in advanced sea conditions day and night against British Canoeing’s syllabus. There will also be a theory examination in advance of the practical elements.
BC have changed the format of leadership assessments to reduce the assessment time, though they have also reduced the ratio so that only 2 people maximum may be assessed at once – and they are encouraging 1:1. The new system allows a more bespoke approach so that assessments can be arranged with and tailored to candidate’s requirements and diaries. Whilst Steve will advertise available dates you can also contact him for alternatives that are more suitable for you. This course can be run anywhere there are suitable conditions, though travel and necessary accommodation outside of Steve’s local area is likely to incur extra cost.
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, you will also receive very comprehensive feedback at the end of the course with the offer of ongoing support as needed. Photo credit: David Brown.
“This trip has been a great learning experience and I really want to thank you for all the effort you have put in to help me develop my sea kayaking abilities and the standard of paddling that I have today. – all thanks to you sir!”
Ashish Jonathan, Outdoor activity manager, Hong Kong