Sea Kayak Leader Training

This intensive 5-day training course covers all elements of the British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader award, and includes BC Coastal Navigation training.

Venue: Anglesey North Wales
Duration: 5 days
Coach: Student ratio: 1: 4
Course Fee: £380

2021 Course Dates:
13-17 September – FULL

All courses include:

  • 1:4 maximum coaching ratio
  • BC Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning training
  • BC Sea Kayak Leader Training
  • optional assessment for BC Coastal Sea Kayak award
  • world-class Anglesey sea kayaking environment
  • excellent pre- & post-course online coaching resources

To reserve a course place, follow the link to our Nick’s Online Booking Form.

Book any course with us, confident that we will provide a 100% course fee refund, at any time and in all circumstances.
If you’re unable to attend for any reason, or if we are required to postpone a course, we will return your course fee in full.

If attending a 2021 Kayak Essentials coaching course, please read our 2021 Risk Assessment / Safety Policy.

From 2021, British Canoeing no longer require a formal training course prior to a sea kayak leader assessment – course attendance is therefore optional. We will provide an excellent training experience that will develop your sea kayak leadership skills, regardless of any future assessment goals.

We will explore group management skills most relevant to your background and experience, and will ensure that you are well prepared for a British Canoeing leader assessment.

Why cram your training goals into a hurried weekend? This course allows time to properly address key areas of personal skills, leadership, safety & rescue and trip planning/navigation.

The training course will cover the following core areas:

  • Personal boat handling skills in sea kayaks
  • Leadership training in moderate sea conditions
  • Safety & rescue techniques in moderate sea conditions
  • Coastal navigation skills (practical afloat & shore-based classroom)

The course will be practical and active – be ready to spend full days outdoors and afloat.
You should be suitably equipped for cold weather and immersion.

Feedback on performance, and readiness for a future assessment, will be offered during and at the end of the training course, to help you create an action plan for further development.

The application process for a British Canoeing sea kayak leader assessment will be explained during the training course.

Sea Kayaking Courses – Essential Info (PDF download)

To reserve a course place, follow the link to our Nick’s Online Booking Form.