Sea Kayak Leader Assessment

Venue: Anglesey North Wales
Coach: candidate ratio: 1: 3
Course Fee: £200
Duration: 2 days

2020 Course Dates:
We are unable to offer any Coach / Leader Assessments, pending relaxation of UK Covid19 restrictions.
We will add new assessment course dates as soon as British Canoeing are able to change the current guidelines. 

The British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader Award will be assessed in moderate 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 will make best use of the sea conditions around the Anglesey coastline.

It is possible that assessments may be cancelled 48 hours prior to the advertised date, if conditions are unlikely to meet the British Canoeing award remit. In such cases, course fees will be refunded and alternative dates offered.

Registration:
Candidates wishing to attend a British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader assessment course
with Kayak Essentials must first register with British Canoeing. We can only confirm bookings for candidates that have completed BC registration.

Further information is available on the British Canoeing website

The following prerequisites for assessment are required:

  • 24+ independent sea kayaking days in moderate-water UK sea conditions
  • BC Sea Kayak Leader Training within the last 3 years
  • BC Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning
  • 16-hour (2 day) First Aid certificate (inc CPR) within last 3 years
  • British Canoeing Online Registration

Upon successful registration with British Canoeing, you will receive a Check-In / Registration confirmation.
To make a booking with Kayak Essentials, you must send us this document.

You must also send us, at the time of booking, written evidence of the appropriate sea kayaking experience required by British Canoeing (see BC documents for further information).

Booking
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

Sea Kayak Leader Assessment Candidate Info (PDF download)