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BC Sea Kayak Leader Training

  • 26/02/2022 - 27/02/2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

BC Sea Kayak Leader Training

Weekend training course for those wishing to become a British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader.

EH supplies: 

  • pre-course evening Zoom meeting
  • two full days training
  • review/feedback to help create own individual action plan for moving forward to future assessment
  • support and mentoring towards award assessment

What you need to bring:

As per leader training course, you will be expected to take along your own board, personal and safety equipment you will require to participate as a effective group member as well as leading group kit to help manage and deal with the majority of eventualities you may face. Should you not have a specific item, please discuss with Donald prior to booking/attending as possibility of a few items be loaned out.

Personal Belongings: All items used and taken out onto the water are at done so at your own risk.

Group Size: Max 4

Craft: You will need a suitable sea kayak to allow you to participate, demonstrate and paddle in the various environments of the leader award remit.

Duration: two day training course

Zoom Call: There will be an evening zoom meeting held a a fortnight before the activity start date to ensure all participants get a virtual face to face, a opportunity to confirm course venue/information, discuss personal training needs etc. Meeting link with timings will be emailed out to to those booked nearer the time.

Meeting Time: 9am both days. Various meeting location close to Inverness can be used and will be discussed/set during the Zoom call.

Finish Time: approx. 5pm both days. The last hour of the course will be set aside for discussing personal action plans.

Paddling Experience Req: Should have some relevant experience in the craft, environment and safety skills as highlighted within the courses material

Physical Fitness: Should be comfortable and physically able to paddle for the required duration, lead and participate in various training and rescue scenarios within the scope of the award.

COVID-19 Activity Advice: A number of precautions are being put in place to ensure safety for all attending.

  • All participants are attending on the basis they are NOT suffering from any COVID-19 symptoms, have NOT knowingly been in contact with anyone suffering from COVID-19 symptoms within the last 14 days, and are fit, healthy, and happy to participate.
  • Should any booked participant discover they have developed any COVID-19 symptoms, participants are asked to contact Explore Highland by email at the earliest opportunity.
  • We ask all participants to respect social distancing to assist in everyone’s safety.
  • Social distancing will be maintained throughout the adventure whether on land or when out on the water.
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitisers will be available for regular application at the start, tea break, and at the end of the paddling day.
  • Pre & post-cleaning of all boards and kit will be completed to ensure all paddler’s safety.
  • Additional safety briefing to explain options for self-rescue and ensuring ways to ensure no sharing of equipment.
  • Group photos will be taken using social distancing and “group hug photos” encouraged only for the same household paddlers.
  • A lateral flow test will be requested to be undertaken 24 hrs prior to this activity to ensure all participants test negative for Covid-19
  • Should the Scottish/UK government change travel restrictions after deposits/balance has been paid, Explore Highland will honour your booking and offer an alternative date/event to attend once restrictions have been lifted.
  • Should there be any more best practice advice be issued, we will ensure to add to this list to further promote safe paddling for all.


Price: £180 per candidate

Payment: Please email in the first instance to discuss suitability for attending this courses before booking. You can book your place online by completing the booking process below.

Terms & Conditions: Terms and conditions can be found online –

Details Price Qty
1x Leader Trainingshow details + £180.00 (GBP)