Canoe Leader Assessment Mountain Water Expeditions, Water Based Courses

British Canoeing – Canoe Leader Assessment

The Canoe Leader Award has many aspects to it. With its combination of open water and moderate white water, the Lake District or North Wales is the perfect place to complete your assessment.  The ability to paddle lakes and rivers on the same day makes Cumbria or Wales the ideal venue.

At Mountain Water Expeditions we understand that assessments can be very stressful and work extremely hard to make them as relaxed as possible.

On our assessment we create the opportunity to show your leadership skills in all the appropriate environments.  This will include paddling and leading a group on open water; some downwind sailing; paddling and leading on a grade 2(3) river, along with the traditional skills of lining and poling and of lots of rescue practice.

We know that candidates enjoy the assessment more when we bring real students for them to lead. We will bring students on both the open water and river sections of the course. This makes the whole course more relaxed. There is no need to pretend for scenarios and definitely no tricks or set ups.

All you have to do is take a few people paddling and look after them. We will make sure that they are at the right level for the environment and are happy to go paddling.

If you have any questions or require more information on our Course costs and available dates, please contact us