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Cardiff International White Water
Watkiss Way
Cardiff Bay
CF11 0SY

Advanced White Water Kayak Leader 

If you’re looking to lead white water kayakers on advanced river journeys, this two day training focuses on the high level of personal skills, judgement and leadership needed in advanced situations. The course covers personal paddling skills, rescue skills, safety, leadership and group skills and the theory.

To become an Advanced White Water Kayak Leader, you will need to successfully complete a two day, mainly practical assessment on sections of white water, which includes suitable river journeys. Advanced White Water Kayak Leaders need to have the personal skill level, leadership ability and judgement to lead paddlers with a range of experience, up to and including advanced white water.

Pre Course Requirements


  • Training is optional for this award 


  • Home Nation Leadership Registration
  • Home Nation Membership
  • Valid 2 day First Aid training 
  • Safety award
  • BC Safeguarding training 

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We can offer bespoke courses to fit with your schedule and location (minimum numbers may apply)

Reasons to Choose CIWW?

We have great onsite facilities with easy access to rivers for all our courses. Don't have any kit or want to try some fresh kit out on the river? We have some of the lastest gear on the market for you to try.

Key Info
£180 per person
Course Duration
1-2 Days (09:00 - 17:00)