Kayak Whitewater Leader 3

Target Audience:  Club, school, commercial instructors or guides/leaders who wish to lead advanced whitewater trips; safety boaters, other professional paddlers, etc.

Course Duration:  One and a half days

Prerequisites:
– AWA Member
– Minimum age 18 years
– Class III-IV (advanced) 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:  Class III – IV whitewater

Course Outline:  This course follows the same format as the Kayak Leader 2 course, but for trip planning and leading on Class III – IV water.
– Risk management: liability, waivers, standards of care, emergency action planning
– Planning and preparation; remote runs, map analysis, GPS
– Paddler screening
– Risk assessment and decision making
– Advanced leadership skills
– River hazards and hydrology
– Group management, scouting & communication techniques including river signals

– Demonstration of rescue and paddling skills

Course Fee: $300.00 includes 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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Kayak Whitewater Leader 3:

Target Audience: Club, school, commercial instructors or guides/leaders who wish to lead advanced whitewater trips; safety boaters, other professional paddlers, etc.
Course Duration: One and a half days
Prerequisites: ●  AWA Member
Minimum age 18 years
●  Class III-IV (advanced) 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: Class III – IV whitewater
Course Outline: This course follows the same format as the Kayak Leader 2 course, but for trip planning and leading on Class III – IV water.
●  Risk management: liability, waivers, standards of care, emergency action planning
●  Planning and preparation; remote runs, map analysis, GPS
●  Paddler screening
●  Risk assessment and decision making
●  Advanced leadership skills
●  River hazards and hydrology
●  Group management, scouting & communication techniques including river signals
●  Demonstration of rescue and paddling skills
Suggested Course Fee: $200 includes 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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