UK Canyoning Association

Standards, Development, Certification

Over the last year we have been working closely with industry leaders to create a new canyoning organisation for the UK. 

The UKCA is a non-profit organisation recognised as the National Awarding and Training Body for canyoning and gorge walking activities throughout the UK. 

We aim to deliver high quality, standardised, internationally recognised training and certification. The UKCA training and certification courses are designed for all canyoneers from recreational through to professional level. Our training courses follow standards set out by professional experts and industry standards. We're responsible for promoting the highest standards of canyoning instruction and guiding, striving to ensure that canyoneers and participants enjoy quality, safe and fun experiences. Find out more HERE.


This coming season we have a range or canyoning courses from novice to advanced for both recreational and professional canyoneers. So if you are just getting into the sport, you are looking to up-skill or certify then we have a course for you.   


WorkshopStart DateEnd DateTrainersAvailabilityCost
Introduction To Canyoning30th April 20221st May 2022Ben Case, George Yates3 spaces left£220
Introduction To Canyoning4th June 20225th June 2022Ben Case, George Yates6 spaces left£220
Canyon Leader4th May 20228th May 2022Ben Case, George Yates2 spaces left£585
Canyon Leader13th June 202217th June 2022Ben Case, George Yates5 spaces left£585
Advanced Canyoning23rd June 202226th June 2022George Yates, ?6 spaces left£460


CoursesStart DateEnd DateLocationCostBook Now
L1 Guide Training30th March 202231st March 2022Perthshire, Scotland£260 BOOK NOW
L1 Guide Assessment2nd April 20223rd April 2022Perthshire, Scotland£260 BOOK NOW
L1 Guide Training12th May 202213th May 2022Perthshire, Scotland£260BOOK NOW
L1 Guide Assessment19th May 202220th May 2022Perthshire, Scotland£260BOOK NOW
L2 Guide Training (Advanced Pro)19th September 202221th September 2022Perthshire, Scotland£460 BOOK NOW
L2 Guide Assessment30th September 20221st October 2022Perthshire, Scotland£260 BOOK NOW

Our most wanted course

Start your canyoning journey here. 

canyon leader training course


Rated 5 / 5
based on 12 customer reviews
£585 per person

This 5-day course is designed to give you the skills to go canyoning independently. Learn how to create safe rope rigging solutions. Plan and prepare for your own trip, make safe and informed decisions, learn how to make jumps and slides safe, and manage a team through these features. Become proficient on ropes, learn how to ascend and covert on single ropes Learn basic rescue skills and incident management in a canyon environment and much more.

The courses they provide are exceptional - by ,September 08, 2020
5 / 5
I have been lucky enough to have taken several canyoning training courses with The Canyoning Company, and have not been disappointed with any of them. Ben and George are fantastic instructors and the courses they provide are exceptional, whether it is a practical session in the canyon, a technical day at a training venue or a class room day in their riverside log cabin, the environment they create is an ideal situation to increase your knowledge, understanding and skills. Whether you’re just interested in finding out more or are truly passionate about Canyoning I can’t recommend taking one of their courses enough.


Some canyoning technical knowledge can be found online but fails to provide updated technical knowledge, is not consolidated into a single source or doesn’t meet the demands of the community for international standards & best practices. V7 Academy comes to serve you as the source for contemporary, advanced canyoning technical knowledge and training. V7 Academy is a platform to answer your demands for quality canyoning content, created by canyoneers, for canyoneers.




At The Canyoning Company we pride ourselves on achieving and maintaining the highest standard of Canyoning certification as we can.

Providing training and resources to a range of private sector and public sector organisations we also provide help with outdoors training, health and safety as well as knowing how to make your adventure a memory to remember.



We are here to help make your outdoor adventure experience an amazing memory to enjoy so, please get in touch for all the information you need.

Dunaird Coach House, St. Mary's Rd, Dunkeld, PH8 0BJ

9am - 6pm Mon - Fri | 830am - 7pm Sat - Sun

Dunaird Coach House, St. Mary's Road, Dunkeld, PH8 0BJ

Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm | Sat - Sun 830am - 7pm