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Leadership Qualifications

Sea Kayak Leader Training

Our British Canoeing advanced sea kayak award training course is based in Milia beach village to the north of Skopelos island, Greece. Skopelos offers a great environment for advances sea kayak award training with a wide variety of coastline, and small islands just off the coast.

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Course information

If you’re looking to lead sea kayakers on a moderate tidal water environment, this two-day training focuses on personal skills and leadership. This emphasises the application of strokes to achieve suitable techniques and boat control in real situations and covers personal paddling skills, rescue skills, safety, leadership and group skills and the theory.


  • To be able to get the most out of your training, we would recommend that you can paddle to the standard of the Coastal Sea Kayak Award or 3 Star Sea Kayak.
  • Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course

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Sea Kayak Leader Assessment

To become a Sea Kayak Leader, you will need to successfully complete a two day, mainly practical assessment which takes place on sections on a moderate water tidal environments. This will include assessment of your personal paddling skills, rescue skills, safety, leadership and group skills and the theory. A Sea Kayak Leader should demonstrate the skills and judgement to select appropriate environments for paddlers with a range of experience.


  • Sea Kayak Leader training (within 3 years)
  • Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course
  • Home Nation Leadership Registration (LR) Form
  • Full Home Nation Association Membership
  • Valid 2 day First Aid training
  • Aged 16 or over
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Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning

If you’re a sea kayaker looking to go on coastal journeys, this one day, theory based course gives you the tools to plan and navigate efficiently in a moderate sea environment. On this course, you will interpret sources of information including maps, charts and tide tables, navigate on the water using visual references and simple pilotage techniques, as well as source, interpret and apply a weather forecast for the marine environment.

  • Advanced sea kayak award leader training
  • 2024
  • No available

What’s included

  • Sea kayaks from P&H, Seabird designs, Dag/RTM and Perception.
  • Paddles fromWerner, Mitchell blades, Seabird and Celtic.
  • Buoyancy aid, neoprene spray deck, towlines, navigation equipment and helmet (if required).
  • Lunch is buffet style prepared fresh each day, we try to use local produce as far as possible including fresh fruit, vegetables, bread. We can also cater for special dietary requirements such as vegetarian and gluten free.
  • Drinking water.
  • Mask and Snorkel.
  • We also bring a waterproof camera to capture the action! We then send the photos to you by email at a later date.


  • All kayak equipment.
  • Buffet style lunch each day.
  • Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course.
  • Navigation equipment.
  • First aid, communication and safety equipment is carried by your coach.
  • Sea kayak leader training 400 euro per person
  • British Canoeing coastal navigation and tidal planning course 100 euro per person

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