ISKGA Courses

ISKGA has developed a range of training modules and enhancement courses to benefit commercial sea kayak guides.

These modules are the building blocks to becoming either an ISKGA Coastal or Advanced guide. The modules can be completed either with an Authorised Centre or over a period of time with a mentor.

The modules below are the prerequisites to becoming either an ISKGA Coastal or Advanced Guide.

Generic Modules

Module Name
Minimum Duration
Details
3 -5 Days
Lighting fires, building shelter, foraging for food, camp craft and more.
Varies
It is the responsibility of the guide to ensure that the level of training and certification he or she gains is appropriate to the environment they operate in and the type of trips and clients that they are leading.
5 Days
Leadership through crisis - A training course to help you manage a variety of incidents at sea safely & effectively.
2 Days
Coaching while guiding groups on the sea.
1-2 Day
Training in sea survival including the use of signalling equipment and life rafts.

Coastal Modules

To become an ISKGA Coastal guide you must complete the following as well as the Generic modules.
Module Name
Minimum Duration
Details
2 Days
Leadership in an intermediate environment.
1 Day
Planning trips in an intermediate environment.
2 Days
Rolling, Surfing, Rescues in intermediate conditions.

Environmental Modules

To become an ISKGA Coastal guide you must complete the following as well as the Generic modules.
Module Name
Minimum Duration
Details
2 Days
Leadership in an intermediate environment.
1 Day
Planning trips in an intermediate environment.
2 Days
Rolling, Surfing, Rescues in intermediate conditions.

Advanced Modules

To become an ISKGA Advanced guide you must complete the following  as well as the generic modules.
Module Name
Minimum Duration
Details
2 Days
Leadership in advanced conditions.
1 Day
Planning in advanced tidal environments.
3-5 Days
Rescues, Rolling, Surfing and general boat handling in advanced conditions.

Sea Kayaking Fundamentals

To become an ISKGA Advanced guide you must complete the following  as well as the generic modules.
Module Name
Minimum Duration
Details
Help prepare expedition members / leaders who are intending to explore Arctic regions where serious ice conditions will be encountered.
4 Days
A pathway of progressions for those who are new to sea kayaking and for those participants wishing to develop skills.
5 Days
Aimed at sea kayakers wishing to build upon and improve their foundation knowledge in core Technical; Rescue; First Aid; Expedition; and Navigational Skills.
5 Days
The level whereby the individual paddler will be able to utilise their Technical; Rescue; First Aid; Expedition; and Navigation Skills within a dynamic environment.

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