Paddlesports Leader Assessment

Date(s) - 06/03/2023
Start time - All Day

Location - Kayak Hub, Exeter

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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.


Bookings are closed for this event.