Course description
  • The British Canoeing Awarding Body Paddlesport Leader award is targeted at paddlers taking on formal leadership responsibilities in benign, sheltered water environments  Informal learning, experience based learning, and an availability of individualised choices are important to developing skilled leaders. To supplement this, British Canoeing provides quality training opportunities for those that seek them. It is important that you take an active role in deciding the appropriate preparation, training and experience that you need prior to presenting yourself for assessment. Guidance is offered below to help you construct this personalised development journey.

    Methods of Assessment

    In order to achieve the qualification you need to show competence in the following elements:

    Participant focused leadership skills

    Personal paddling skills

    Rescue skills

    Underpinning background knowledge, understanding and experience

    The Paddlesport Leader Assessment will normally run over 1 or 2-days.

    This will depend on the course ratios and logistics relating to access to suitable environments.

    Upon completion of the Assessment the course provider will submit successful participants for certification.

    Pre-Requisites: Valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing recognised 1-day First Aid award

    Full Home Nation Association Membership

    Registration Fee: £39

    You must be aged 16 or over at the time of assessment.

    Note that you cannot be deemed responsible for leadership by law until you turn 18 years of age.

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