BRITISH CANOEING PADDLESPORT LEADER TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT COURSES

This course delivers the personal skill level and leadership ability required to lead a group of paddlers in a mixed craft fleet such as SUP, Canoe, Kayak, in appropriate locations, up to moderate inland and sheltered tidal conditions, and moving water that has a discernible green flow.

The course content is delivered over optional 1 or 2 days training in personal skills, leadership and rescue, followed by a separate two-day assessment.

Once training has been completed candidates have up to three years to complete the assessment prerequisites and progress to assessment.

All Kit and Equipment such as Wetsuits, Bouyancy Aids, Boats and Paddles are included.

Who this course is for: Paddlers who are at 3 star / Canoe Award / White Water Award / Touring Award / Sheltered Water SUP Award standard who have also completed the Foundation Safety and Rescue Training course.  If you need a refresher or further consolidation of your rescue skills why not check out our Safety and Rescue Skills Builder.

Duration: Assessments are run over two days. Training courses are run over 1 day modules

Cost - Assessment: £160 inclusive of certification fees.

Cost - Training: £80 per day as part of a group or £160 per day of 1:1 bespoke training.

Other Options: Want to get into Coaching? Have you considered the Coach Award or Paddlesport Instructor Award?

Pre-requisites - Training:

There are no pre-requisites for training.

Pre-requisites - Assessment:
To proceed to assessment you are required to:

  • Be a British Canoeing Member and registered for the assessment holding a stamped LR Form
  • Be 3 Star Standard in the craft that you choose to lead from
  • Hold an 8 hour First Aid Certificate

Activity Dates, Availability and Booking:
Click on the activity dates below for more details, availability and details of how to book your place. Additional activities are run by arrangement. Please contact us for more information or to arrange an additional date.

14
Oct
2019

Paddlesport Leader Training (14-10-19)

14-10-2019 9:30 am -4:30 pm
£80.00
Paddlesport Leader Training  (14-10-19)

This one day course is aimed at covering any aspects of the British Canoeing Paddlesports Leader Award which you believe you may require more practice in before attending an assessment. Topic areas include: leadership and group safety management skills from a craft of your choice in benign, sheltered waters.  

 

24
Oct
2019

Safety & Rescue Skills Builder (24-10-19)

24-10-2019 9:30 am -5:00 pm
£80.00
Safety & Rescue Skills Builder (24-10-19) Why not join us for a day to deepen your knowledge of safety and rescue techniques? This course is aimed at people who are looking to further develop their safety and rescue skills within the sheltered water environment. We will specifically be looking at mixed craft rescues covered within the Paddlesport Instructor and Paddlesport Leader assessments. These include recover a capsized paddler and their equipment from deep water, recover an upright and incapacitated paddler and their equipment to shore in deep water, rescue an unconscious paddler and their equipment, and perform an effective self rescue. We will develop your problem solving ability to be able to effectively complete the rescues of a range of craft (eg canoe, kayak, SUP) from your chosen craft.
08
Nov
2019

Paddlesport Leader Training (08-11-19)

08-11-2019 9:30 am -4:30 pm
£80.00
Paddlesport Leader Training  (08-11-19)

This one day course is aimed at covering any aspects of the British Canoeing Paddlesports Leader Award which you believe you may require more practice in before attending an assessment. Topic areas include: leadership and group safety management skills from a craft of your choice in benign, sheltered waters.  

 

09
Nov
2019

Paddlesport Leader Assessment (09-11-19)

09-11-2019 9:30 am - 10-11-2019 4:30 pm
£160.00
Paddlesport Leader Assessment (09-11-19)

This is a 2 day course which will assess your leadership and group safety management skills from a craft of your choice in benign, sheltered waters.  

Prior to assessment you are required to be a British Canoeing Member, have registered for the assessment holding a stamped LR Form, be of 3 Star or Performance Award standard in the craft that you choose to lead from, be a minimum of 16 years of age and hold an 8 hour First Aid Certificate.

 

25
Nov
2019

Paddlesport Leader Training (25-11-19)

25-11-2019 9:30 am -4:30 pm
£80.00
Paddlesport Leader Training  (25-11-19)

This one day course is aimed at covering any aspects of the British Canoeing Paddlesports Leader Award which you believe you may require more practice in before attending an assessment. Topic areas include: leadership and group safety management skills from a craft of your choice in benign, sheltered waters.  

 

06
Dec
2019

Paddlesport Leader Training (06-12-19)

06-12-2019 9:30 am -4:30 pm
£80.00
Paddlesport Leader Training  (06-12-19)

This one day course is aimed at covering any aspects of the British Canoeing Paddlesports Leader Award which you believe you may require more practice in before attending an assessment. Topic areas include: leadership and group safety management skills from a craft of your choice in benign, sheltered waters.  

 

08
Dec
2019

Paddlesport Leader Training (08-12-19)

08-12-2019 9:30 am -4:30 pm
£80.00
Paddlesport Leader Training  (08-12-19)

This one day course is aimed at covering any aspects of the British Canoeing Paddlesports Leader Award which you believe you may require more practice in before attending an assessment. Topic areas include: leadership and group safety management skills from a craft of your choice in benign, sheltered waters.