Canoe Leader [White Water] Assessment

Canoe Leader [White Water] Assessment

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British Canoeing – Leadership Awards:

British Canoeing – Canoe Leader Assessment – Canoe White Water

Would you like the confidence to lead a group of friends or peers on an open canoe adventure?

Canoe Leader White Water:

  • British Canoeing Canoe White Water Leader qualification is appropriate for leading others on journeys on grade 2(3) white water or equivalent weirs. 

The Canoe Leader Award has many aspects to it. With its moderate white water, the Lake District and North Wales are the perfect places to complete your assessment.  

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 for you to demonstrate your leadership skills in all the appropriate environments.  

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.


One day of assessment that follows the British Canoeing Canoe Leader assessment syllabus for your chosen discipline.

Assessment Prerequisites 

  • Home Nation British Canoeing Canoe Leadership Registration (LR)
  • Valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing recognised two day first aid award
  • Previous logbook experience for your chosen discipline
  • British Canoeing White Water Safety and Rescue Training Course (or Rescue 3 Whitewater Rescue Technician) for the Canoe Leader White Water

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. 


This course is non-residential.

Meeting Place

T.B.C normally somewhere within North Wales or the Lake District

Course Date(s) – Canoe Leader White Water Assessment

DatesCourse/ActivityLocationPriceBook Now
Bespoke dates to suit candidates (Minimum of 2 candidates required for the assessment to run)
Canoe Leader Assessment White WaterNorth Wales £210 per/personMWE-CTA-ENQUIRE

What we include

The price of the course includes; 

  • Coaching and guiding from experienced and helpful coaches
  • A single point of contact at Mountain Water Expeditions to provide you with consistent support throughout your experience.
  • Pre course information pack with lots of helpful advice, kit lists etc 
  • Opportunity to try out a selection of Freebird paddles

What we do not include

  • Transport to and from the starting point
  • Personal kit and accident insurance
  • Items of personal canoeing kit for example waterproof clothing, drysuits, wetsuit boots etc
  • Food or drink
  • Canoe 


Alan Pinnington

For further information or to book a place on this British Canoeing Canoe Leader Assessment course please email