Combination River Leader and Instructor 2

NCCP Level 2

Target Audience: Club, school, or commercial instructors wishing to teach kayaking on easy rivers

Course Duration: four days

– AWA Member
– Minimum age 18 years
– Class II (intermediate) whitewater paddling skills
– Swiftwater Rescue and Safety Certification
– Certified as a NCCP Kayak River Leader 2
– Active instructors must have Standard First Aid and CPR certification

Environment: Instructing beginner and novice groups on Class I-II whitewater

Course Outline:
– Equipment
– Risk management focused and covers the details of trip planning and leading a group down the river on Class I – II water
– Risk management: liability, waivers, standards of care, emergency action planning
– Planning and preparation
– Paddler screening
– Risk assessment and decision making
– Leadership skills
– River hazards and hydrology
– Group management, scouting & communication techniques including river signals
– Demonstration of rescue and paddling skills
– Teaching methodology
– Site selection
– Instructional group management and communication
– Session planning
– Technical skills; basic eddy turns (in and out), boat ferrying, s-turns, surfing, backlferrying, and the moving water roll
– Common paddling injuries
– Basic rescue techniques
– Games and exercises
– Professional issues and administration

Course Fee: $400.00 plus $120.00 National and Provincial Fees

(Does not include advertising, administration, travel, accommodation or meal costs for running a course that may be charged by the service provider)

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