Methods of Assessment
Assessments are normally run over two days. The conditions for the assessment must include:
Large areas of open water that exceed the sheltered water definition, that are no more than 500 metres off shore and in wind strengths that do not exceed Beaufort Force 4
Grade 2(3) white water or equivalent weirs
Upon completion of the Assessment, the course provider will submit successful participants for certification.
- National Association British Canoeing Canoe Leadership Registration (LR);
- Valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing recognised 2 day first aid award;
- Previous experience: provide evidence of 12 trips (minimum 4 hours
duration) that includes at least: 3 different grade 2 river trips and 3 different open water journeys with winds up to Beaufort force 4 (minimum 4 hours duration), as a member of a group;
- 3 different grade 1-2 river trips, and 3 different open water journeys with winds up to Beaufort force 3, (minimum 4 hours duration), as an assistant leader;
- The above journeys should involve some overnight camps;
- Valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing Canoe Leader Training. This
includes at least 2 days’ logged experience of formal training in personal skills and leadership (see training notes). Whilst 2 days is seen as the minimum this would be for individuals with extensive prior experience and realistically 3, 4 or even 5 days may be more appropriate;
- British Canoeing White Water Safety and Rescue Training Course (or Rescue 3 Whitewater Rescue Technician).
Candidates must be aged 16 or over at the time of assessment. Candidates under the age of 18 can take the award, but cannot be deemed responsible for leadership by law until they turn 18.
Ratios: 1:4 Maximum. You will be seen by a different assessor each day.
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