Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Assessment

The British Canoeing advanced sea kayak leader award was formerly known as the 5 Star sea kayak leader award.
The title changed in 2017, although the training and assessment content remains the same.

Venue: Anglesey North Wales
Duration: 2 days
Coach: candidate ratio – 1: 3
Course Fee: £180

2019 dates:
14-15 February FULL
23-24 February FULL
7-8 November SPACES

The British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader (5 Star) Award is a discipline specific award and you will be assessed in advanced sea conditions and environments. Please read the relevant British Canoeing documents for further details.

The assessment course will include personal paddling, journeying, leadership, navigation, tidal planning,
equipment awareness, safety / rescue and other relevant knowledge areas.

A variety of venues will be used and the emphasis will be on making best use of the sea conditions and venues
around the Anglesey coastline.

Candidates wishing to attend a British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader (5 Star) assessment course
with Kayak Essentials must first register with British Canoeing.

Further information is available on the British Canoeing website

The following prerequisites for assessment are required:

  • Advanced Sea Kayak Leader (5 Star) Training within the last 3 years
  • BC Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning
  • 16-hour First Aid certificate (inc CPR) within last 3 years
  • British Canoeing registration fee

You must register for the British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader (5 Star) assessment with your
British Canoeing Home Nation before booking a course with Kayak Essentials.

Once registered with British Canoeing, candidates can book place on an assessment course.
To reserve a course place, follow the link to our Online Booking Form

Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Assessment Candidate Info (PDF download)

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