British Canoeing

British Canoeing is the National Governing body for paddle sports in Great Britain and has long been regarded as being at the cutting edge of paddle sports development on a global level.

Expedition Paddler can offer you all of the personal skills, guiding, and leadership awards as developed by British Canoeing. So, if you are looking to just develop your skills greater or want to work towards leading others, then this may be the route for you.

Below is a list of the British Canoeing Courses now Available

British Canoeing Courses

Sea Kayak Award

The Sea Awards are designed for paddlers looking for recognition of their skills for a safe day out on the sea.

Sea Kayak Leader

This course delivers the personal skill level and leadership ability required to lead a group of paddlers on short single or multi-day journey.

Coastal Sea Kayak Award

Your Coastal Sea Kayak Award endorses your judgment, decision making, and expertise and requires a good understanding of paddling on the sea.

Advanced Sea Kayak Award

As an Advanced Sea Kayaker, you will have extensive experience of paddling on the sea.

Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Award

This course demonstrates a candidate has entered the top level of performance, involving a high level of personal skill, leadership ability, and judgement to lead groups of paddlers.

Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning

This Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course is designed for paddlers carrying out coastal journeys, including islands up to 2 nautical miles offshore.

Open Water Navigation Guide Modules

Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning training is designed for paddlers carrying out open water journeys, including islands over 2 nautical miles offshore in areas of strong tidal movement of 3+ knots and/or including winds of up to force 5.

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