Stadium Raft Guide

Stadium Raft Guide. A group in a stadium raft are being tipped out on the water.

The British Canoeing Awarding Body Stadium Raft Guide award is aimed at anyone over the age of 18 who would like to take groups of people white water rafting on a man-made artificial site.

Stadium Raft Guide Overview

Minimum age

18 years


Candidates should ensure they take an active role in deciding the appropriate preparation, training and experience, prior to presenting for assessment. British Canoeing Awarding Body Delivery Centres offer Stadium Raft Guide Award training to support candidates in developing the required skills. Alternatively, candidates can opt for more bespoke training opportunities, such as in-house training, shadowing other Raft Guides, etc., to develop the required skills.


Optional and free-of-charge.  Leadership eLearning

Completion time

Variable, depending upon the candidate

Finding a Stadium Raft Guide Course

To find a course in your area, contact your Delivery Centre by clicking the relevant logo at the bottom of this page

Course Documents

To view the associated documents with this course, click here

The British Canoeing Awarding Body Stadium Raft Guide Award enables the candidate to guide on the section of water they are assessed on, under the guidance of that stadium.

Core Skills Covered

Part A – Personal Paddling Skills
Part B – Rescue Skills
Part C – Safety, Leadership and Group Skills
Part D – Theory

For full details of the content covered, please refer to the Stadium Raft Guide Award syllabus.


    • Home Nation membership
    • Current First Aid certificate (8 hours) with CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
    • Logbook of evidence of a minimum of 20 hours guiding on the section of water they are to be assessed on. This may be more if the Guide does not have any transferable skills from another white water discipline

Methods of Assessment

Upon completion of the assessment prerequisites, candidates can then put themselves forward for assessment. Assessments are usually a minimum of 3 hours (half day).