NCCP Whitewater Leader 3 / Instructor 3

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 5:00pm

The AWA is offering a 3 1/2 day NCCP course for the Whitewater Leader 3 and Whitewater Instructor 3 certfication levels. Participants will get trained on Grade III water to lead and teach whitewater skills. This course is for club, school, commercial instructors or guides/leaders who wish to lead advanced whitewater trips and teach kayaking on intermediate/advanced rivers


  • AWA Member
  • Minimum age 18 years
  • Class III-IV (advanced) whitewater paddling skills
  • Swiftwater Rescue and Safety Certification
  • Certified as a NCCP River Instructor 2
  • Active instructors must have Standard First Aid and CPR certification
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Participants must meet performance objectives in the following areas:

    • Personal paddling skills that instil confidence in teaching on a Class III River. Paddling Class III with ease and proficient demonstation quality techniques.
    • Planning a session on Class III Rivers
    • Teaching a session on Class III Rivers
    • Provide support to paddlers
    • Analyze paddler performance

The Whitewater Leader 3 / Instructor 3 will be able to:

    • Organize and plan a session for intermediate and advanced paddlers and effectively teach on Class III moving water.
    • Lead a paddling group down class III rapids in a safe manner. Teach the following skills / techniques / information
    • All skills, safety, information and maneuvers from the Pool and Lake Instructor Level and River Instructor 2/Leader 2 and Leader 3 programs.
      • Roll: c-to-c, sweep, hand, back deck 
      • Eddy turns 
      • Jet Ferries 
      • Back Ferry 
      • S-turn (midstream) 
      • Boof 
      • Running Drops and Ledges 
      • Surfing 360 spin 
      • Linking maneuvers 
    • River Rescue Techniques and Principles