Guide Training Programme

A 5 day workshop aimed at novice guides & beginner guides. The GTP teaches all of the core skills needed to become a raft guide.

Some of the subjects covered on a GTP course include:

  • Hydrology & reading whitewater
  • The role of a raft guide & commercial responsibilities
  • Delivering a pre departure safety demonstration
  • Raft manoeuvring & crew management
  • Trip management & Communications
  • Whitewater rescue skills
  • Flip procedures
  • Rope work in a whitewater environment

On successful competition of a GTP all students will leave with a provisional raft guide award.


€450.00 per student.

All IRF awards are valid for 3 years when supported with a valid first aid certificate.