In line with Welsh Assembly Government guidance, CIWW plans to open it’s doors in early May. We look forward to welcoming you back and will be keeping up to date with more details around our re-opening, including when we will be able to commence taking bookings! Please be sure to subscribe to our email newsletter via the pop-up as you enter our website and also follow us on social media @cardiffintww for all of the latest news! Our phonelines are closed. Please email us on

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Cardiff International White Water
Watkiss Way
Cardiff Bay
CF11 0SY

Paddlesport Leader 

Paddlesport Leader is aimed at paddlers taking on formal leadership responsibilities in benign, sheltered water environments and aims to support Leaders to run safe, quality, enjoyable trips based on their group’s needs and aspirations.

The British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader Training course is way to support you in your development of the required skills. These courses typically cover leadership skills and the associated personal skills, safety and rescue skills. As this training is delivered by British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader Providers, we will also be able to help you identify an appropriate action plan to support your progress towards a successful assessment.


No prerequisites for training.


  • Valid 1 day First Aid training.
  • Full home Nation Association Membership.
  • Aged 16 over at the time of assessment.


Training: 2 day (09:00 – 17:00)

Assessment: 1day (09:00 – 17:00)


Training: £180 per person 

Assessment: £150 per person

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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)
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