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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


  • White Water kayak Leader 


  • Advanced White Water Leader training (within 3 years)
  • BC Advanced WWS&R 
  • Home Nation Leadership Registration
  • Home Nation Membership
  • Valid 2 day First Aid training 
  • Aged 18 or over 


Course Duration

Training: 2 days (09:00 - 17:00)

Assessment: 2 days (09:00 - 17:00)



Training: £180 per person 

Assessment: £180 per person

Key Info
Reasons to choose CIWW?
We have great onsite facility 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 latest gear on the market for you to try.
These dates don’t work for you?
We can offer bespoke courses to fit with your schedule and location. (minimum numbers may apply)