IRF Raft Guide Courses & Guide, Trip Leader & Instructor Assessments – 17th to 22nd September 2017

Email: bookings@aceadventures.co.uk | Tel: 01309 611 729

International Rafting Federation

Guide Training, Assessment & Instructor Education Workshop

17th to 22nd September 2017

Raft Guide

With recent changes to the IRF Guide Training and Award Scheme this course being overseen by IRF Assessor Jim Davis. The course offers assessment and training for white water rafting with the worlds most recognised Guide Training Programme.  All levels from 1st time basic guide training through to instructor assessment provide an excellent platform for all participants to share knowledge and learn in a dynamic hands on environment.

The IRF Guide Training & Education Programme is a skills focused standard for white water rafting professionals and is by far the worlds largest and most recognised qualification.

This is an excellent opportunity for Instructors to get up to speed with the recent developments for IRF GT&E Award while participating on an Instructor workshop which is a requirement every three years to remain current.

 

For information Call 01309 611 729 or email courses@aceadventures.co.uk

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IRF Workshop Components:

IRF Basic Guide Training Course

Course Length: 6 days –  17th to 22nd September 2017

Course Cost: £425.00

Course Information:  Ideal beginner course for those that want to get into the rafting game. Learn white water rescue + all the core raft guide skills.  See and be part of the assessment process at all levels of the IRF GT&E Award.

IRF Raft Guide Assessments

Course Length: 1 day –  20th September 2017

Course Cost: £90.00

Course Information: Assessment of all IRF Raft Guide Levels depending on the appropriate level of logged experience. Other qualifications are recognised and can be transferred to IRF, for information check the qualification link below for IRF

IRF Trip Leader Assessments

Course Length: 2 days –  20th and 21st September 2017

Course Cost: £150.00

Course Information: Assessment of all IRF Raft Guide Levels on the First Day then Assessment of all IRF Raft Trip Leader Levels depending on the appropriate level of logged experience. Other qualifications are recognised and can be transferred to IRF, for information check the qualification link below for IRF.

IRF Instructor Assessment (6 days) £195.00

Course Length: 6 days –  17th to 22nd September 2017

Course Cost: £195.00

Course Information: Participate in running the training programme being observed in teaching the Basic Raft Guide and White Water Rescue components of the course. Includes Assessment of appropriate IRF Raft Guide Levels and Assessment of IRF Raft Trip Leader Levels and Assessment of relevant Instructor skills depending on the appropriate level of logged experience as per the IRF Award Scheme. To become an IRF Instructor you need to have attended at least two IRF raft guide training courses and been observed by a IRF Assessor while you run a raft guide training course and complete guide and trip leader assessments (i.e. instructor workshop such as this course). An excellent opportunity to share knowledge, hone coaching skills and obtain a valuable qualification. Attendance over the whole six days and participation in the WRT is required.

Assessor & Instructor Refresher

Course Length: 6 days – 17th to 22nd September 2017

Course Cost: £125.00

Course Information:  Be part of and see the preferred IRF Guide Training Workshop Format in an open mutual skills and knowledge sharing environment. Learn and understand all the recent IRF GT&E improvement changes and the reasons why. Learn of the future IRF developments and the upcoming opportunities.

IRF GT&E Workshop Directions and Location:

IRF GT&E Workshop

Course Instructors:

  • IRF Assessor: Course is being overseen by Jim Davis
  • IRF Instructor: Jamie MacManaway

Onsite Accommodation:

Nearby Accommodation:

Detailed IRF GT&E Award Scheme Qualification Information:

Equipment Required for the Raft Guide Courses:

  • Helmet (no solid peak, note that helmets should not be worn backwards unless designed to do so)
  • Personal Throw-line e.g. 15m (a system of carrying a line on the person should be in place, rather than the line being clipped to the  boat)
  • Flip line with Karabiner (flip lines should be around 3m in length depending on your height)
  • 3 extra Karabiners for rescue purposes and clipping large throw bag to raft (no snap gate carabiners will be allowed on the river)
  • 2 x Prusik loops, VT prusik or Tibloc
  • Whistle
  • Knife
  • Buoyancy Aid with Quick Release Harness (with Suitable storage for rescue kit and knife) an example
  • Suitable footwear for walking on slippery uneven ground ( no open-toed footwear)
  • Wetsuit  5mm / Dry-suit (legs need to be covered )
  • Personal equipment needs to be maintained to an acceptable standard. All safety equipment must be CE approved. Equipment should be stored on the person so as not to constitute an entrapment/snagging hazard, i.e. adopt a clean profile

ADDITIONAL RIVER GUIDE EQUIPMENT (optional)

  • 1 or 2 Pulleys
  • 1 x Sewn Sling or Rigging Cordalette
  • Waterproof Watch
  • Waterproof Notepad and Pencil

Email: bookings@aceadventures.co.uk | Tel: 01309 611 729

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