Sea Kayak Leader (tidal) Training (British Canoeing)

 

Whether you’re looking to lead members of your club, you’re an outdoor instructor looking to expand your qualifications or you just want to be able to confidently look after friends on the sea; learn what it takes to lead on the sea with one of our British Canoeing endorsed Sea Kayak Leader training courses.

2 or 5 day course

All equipment provided

Learn how to be safe at sea

From £90 per day

Details & Itinerary

Want to learn how to lead on the sea?

Whether you’re looking to lead members of your club, you’re an outdoor instructor looking to expand your qualifications or you just want to be able to confidently look after friends on the sea;

Depending on your experience and confidence you can choose either our short two-day leadership course or our more in-depth five-day course.

The five-day version also includes the Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning course that is a pre-requisite to the Sea Kayak Leader assessment. 

 

Learn, refresh and develop the skills you need to pass the BC Sea Kayak Leader award with this in-depth 2 day British Canoeing endorsed training course.

Learn and develop the skills you need to pass the BC Sea Kayak Leader award with this comprehensive 5 day British Canoeing endorsed training course.

You’ll learn how to lead, rescue and master your kayak in moderate sea conditions whilst also completing the prerequisite British Canoeing Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course in a much more digestible format.

What we will cover:

As a Sea Kayak Leader, you will need to have the skills to confidently lead a group of paddlers in moderate sea conditions and be equipped to deal with any mishaps that may happen along the way.

Two-day version:

On this intensive two days course, we will cover as much as possible, from trip planning to rescue scenarios, with particular emphasis on any specific areas you feel you need to develop giving you lots of tools and ideas to take away and develop before your assessment.

Five-day version:

You’ll learn how to lead, rescue and master your kayak in moderate sea conditions whilst also completing the prerequisite British Canoeing Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course in a much more digestible format.

Previous experience required?

Plenty of sea kayak experience in moderate conditions
Ability to roll in moderate conditions
Either already have the British Canoeing Coastal Sea Kayak Award or be paddling at that level.

What you should bring:

Essential:

  • Lunch is not provided, please bring your own packed lunch and any other snacks you require for the day/course (in a suitable container to be taken on the kayaks i.e plastic food container)
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Drinking water
  • Hat

On cold days: Bring a jumper or fleece that you don’t mind getting wet.

On hot days: You might wish to bring clothes to wear kayaking that you don’t mind getting wet (much more comfortable than a wetsuit). The kayak coach will advise on this during the introductory talk.

What we provide:

Top-quality instruction and leadership from our qualified coaches
Small coach to group ratio of 1:2 or 2:4
We will provide all equipment you need or you are welcome to use your own.

We will have available:

  • Kayaks
  • Paddles
  • Wetsuits
  • Windproofs
  • Drysuits (in winter and on particularly cold days)
  • Buoyancy Aids
  • Spray Skirts
  • Dry Bags
  • Helmets
  • Towlines
  • Map Cases
  • Leadership Kits – Repair Kit, First Aid Kit etc.

Your coach will discuss this with you on arrival and can provide anything extra you require.

Got questions? contact your coach directly here: Academy@kayak-king.com

Minimum participants to run: 1

All of our courses are guaranteed to run with only one person booking.

You can book your course safe in the knowledge that it will run, even if it’s only yourself booked on!

 

Want to know why we’re operating this way?

We have many years of experience in the kayaking world and we have all been frustrated when we book a course and make plans around it, only to be told shortly before that the course will not be running due to low participant numbers.

We want to be as customer-focused as possible. We have committed to running all courses even if only one person has booked.

Yes, this does mean we are operating at a loss in these instances, but we think you’ll be so impressed with the service we offer that you will be returning and bringing friends with you in the future!

And it’s a day out at sea doing something that we are passionate about, so we all win!

Taught By Experts

A passionate team that is dedicated to helping customers on their personal journey in kayaking.

Small instructor to group ratios to ensure you get the personal attention you need.

All Kayaking Equipment Included

We can provide everything you need including wetsuits, windproofs, paddles, buoyancy aids and kayaks. Your coach will discuss this with you when meeting you and get anything extra you require.