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Cardiff International White Water
Watkiss Way
Cardiff Bay
CF11 0SY

Canoe Leader 

This course delivers the personal skill level required to lead a group of up to four solo canoe paddlers, (or three tandem canoe crews) on Moderate White Water and Moderate Inland Water.

The Canoe Leader course content emphasises the application of a variety of techniques appropriate for moving water, and exposed open water, requiring the paddler to perform appropriate and effective manoeuvres in real situations.


Pre Course Requirements

Training:  Be paddling at the Progressive Canoe Award standard.


  • Canoe Leader training (within 3 years)
  • BC WWS&R or Rescue 3 WRT
  • Home Nation Leadership Registration
  • Home Nation Membership
  • Valid 2 day First Aid training 
  • Aged 16 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)