If you have significant kayaking experience and would like to learn how to kayak white water with a view to taking the British Canoeing White Water Kayak Award Assessment or just for the fun and to learn some new kayak skills, this course is for you. Using grade 2 rivers, our experienced instructors will teach you how to plan for a river trip, read the water, break in and out of 'eddies' and 'ferry glide' across the river among other skills.

Develop your kayaking skills and explore a different, exciting aspect of the sport, or take the White Water Kayak Award assessment. White water is a very different experience to kayaking on flat water so get ready for a challenge and see kayaking in a whole new light!

If you have already tried white water kayaking and feel competent enough you can choose to go straight for the White Water Kayaking Award Assessment, however it recommended that you undergo this training course first.

During the course we will cover

  • White-water theory
  • White-water safety awareness
  • Equipment selection
  • Kayaking techniques
  • Rescue techniques
  • Access and egress


These courses are run on a private booking basis, please contact us to make a booking.


2 Days

Group Size

2-6 Weekdays / 4-6 Weekends


Minimum age: 18 Must be able to swim 50m fully clothed (2 lengths of a standard pool).

You must be a competent flat water kayaker; it is recommended that you hold the BCU 2 Star Award or have equivalent experience.

Course Syllabus
Download the BCU 3 Star White Water Kayak Award syllabus here.


£130pp (Group Size 3-4)
£120pp (Group Size 5-6)

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Equipment supplied

You will need your own boat and equipment; kayaks and equipment can be borrowed with prior arrangement.

Equipment needed

Suitable clothing for the time of year should be worn. A complete change of clothes or a wetsuit with appropriate footwear is also needed. We will provide you with a kit list upon booking.


Lift sharing can be arranged, or we will meet at the venue.


To keep the course costs down accommodation is not included. We can usually recommend some places to stay.