Date(s) - 04/12/2020 - 06/12/2020
Rothiemurchus Lodge, Aviemore
This course is open to CFAV’s from the ACF and CCF (Army) section. ATC and SCC bids are welcome on a fill up basis. The BC AB Moderate Water Leader (WW) course is a 2-day training followed by a further 2-day assessment course.
This qualification is discipline specific (Inland Kayak) and is relevant for coaches who wish to lead a group of paddlers in the white water environment, Grade 2 (3).
To be able to get the most out of the training candidates should be able to paddle to the standard of the British Canoeing 3 Star White Water Kayak.
•Home Nation British Canoeing White Water Kayak Leadership Registration (LR)
• A valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing recognised 2 day first aid award
•Previous experience: provide evidence of white water paddling in 4 different regions. This experience must include:
•time spent with a variety of groups in a variety of conditions, conditions will include
low to high water and rivers that are different in nature, including small narrow rivers through to rivers with a wider more open feel to them
•12 grade 3 river trips as a member of a group
•12 grade 2(3) river trips as an assistant leader
•Valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing White Water Kayak Leader Training. This includes at least 2 days logged experience of formal training in personal skills and leadership. 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 (WWSR) Training Course (or Rescue 3
Whitewater Rescue Technician). Candidates need to ensure their safety and rescue skills are current and up-to-date before presenting for an assessment; it is strongly advised that their
WWSR training is recent to ensure this is the case.
•Minimum age is 18
The course content includes clothing and equipment, access and conservation, river hazards and grading, weather, Forward paddling
Breaking in and out, ferry gliding, S-turns, Surf small waves, Paddle into and out of small stoppers, moving sideways on the move, supporting and rolling.