Date(s) - 06/12/2019 - 08/12/2019
Capel Curig Training Camp
Restrictions. This course is open to CFAV’s from the ACF and CCF. ATC and SCC CFAV bids are welcome on a top up basis only. Candidates must be confident swimming in canoe clothing in a grade 2 moving water environment.
Consolidation. The period between training and assessment varies in length for each person and is an opportunity to develop your skills, paying particular attention to any weaknesses identified during the training course. Ensure you complete the prerequisites and further development identified in your action plan prior to applying for an assessment.
Course Content. The BCAB Moderate Water Leader Assessment (Canoe) (MWLA) is a 2-day course.
The content for Open Canoe leader includes efficient and effective open water skills, paddle effectively up, down and across a Beaufort Force 4 wind, rafting, sailing, efficient and effective grade 2 river running skills, upstream manoeuvres (ferries and S-turns), checking, setting and reverse ferry gliding, eddy turns both into and out of the current, supporting and edging, lining, poling, navigation, demonstrate skilful application of appropriate boat and bank-based safety and rescue skills in open and moving water, leadership, access and the environment, planning, river hazards and weather
Moderate Water Definition
Inland: Large areas of open water that exceed the sheltered water definition, where the paddlers are no more than 500 metres off shore and in wind strengths that do not exceed Beaufort force 4.
Assessment Prerequisites Canoe
• Home Nation 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
• 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).
• British Canoeing White Water Safety and Rescue Training Course (or Rescue 3 White-water
. Contact Details
Further course details, membership and registration information is available direct from the Home Nation Delivery Centres:
British Canoeing Canoe Wales
National Water Sports Centre National White Water Centre
Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont Frongoch, Bala
Nottingham NG12 2LU Gwynedd LL23 7NU
Tel: 0300 0119 500 Tel: 01678 521199
Scottish Canoe Association Canoe Association of Northern Ireland
Caledonia House Belfast Boat Club
1 Redheughs Rigg, South Gyle 12 Lockview Road
Edinburgh EH12 9DQ Belfast BT9 5FJ
Tel: 0131 317 7314 Tel: 0289 543 8094
Moderate Water Leader E-Learning
As preparation prior to attending the Moderate Water Leader course it is recommended that you complete the Paddlesport Leader e-learning module which is available on the British Canoeing Awarding Body website:
This award is discipline specific (Kayak or Open Canoe). Candidates are to indicate their chosen craft on the CCAT course application form.
CCAT Application Process.
A CCAT course application is available on WESTMINSTER and the CCAT website
www.armycadetadventure.co.uk The course fee is £40.00.
An electronic course application needs to be placed onto WESTMINSTER by your ACF/CCF unit.
The CCAT course application form needs to be completed in full, legible signed and authorised by your unit ACF/CCF. The course application needs to be sent to HQ CCAT, Capel Curig, by post or email with the course fee (cheque made payable to CCAT or BACs). Ensure the name of the student and course is written on the back of the cheque or included in the BACs payment reference.
the course commencing.