B.C. 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 journeys in a moderate tidal water environment with winds not exceeding Beaufort Force 4.

Paddlers wishing to complete Sea Kayak Leader training are required to attend the British Canoeing Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course or similar RYA course. Some British Sea Kayak Leader Training courses include the British Canoeing Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course.

Paddlers wishing to complete a Sea Kayak Leader Assessment are required to register before they are able to attend the course. It is advisable to do this at least 2-weeks prior to the assessment date.

At the point of registration the following prerequisites are required:

  • Relevant Leadership Training: Sea Kayak Leader training within previous 3 years.
  • Relevant Safety Training: Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning or similar RYA course (see the Equivalents for British Canoeing Safety Awards).
  • First Aid Award: Recognised 2-day First Aid within last 3 years
  • Registration Fee: £39 for British Canoeing Members
  • Age: 16 years of age, or older

Paddlers who already meet these prerequisites are invited to register now using the Leader Registration (LR) Form.

For more information go to: https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/courses/sea-kayak-leader

Course Dates


Course Length 5 Days
Course Dates TBC
Cost £395
Places Available 6


Course Length 2 Days
Course Dates 17th Oct- 18th Oct 2020
Cost £195
Places Available 6

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