Paddle sports courses

Introduction to Canoe, Kayak and SUP

Candidates for this week-long course do not require any canoeing or kayaking experience, just enthusiasm and an interest in developing as an instructor in the future. You’ll learn basic skills and build your experience on the water.

Canoe / Kayak Personal Performance Award

This course is aimed at candidates who wish to develop their skills towards becoming independent paddlers. You will learn journey planning skills and further develop your personal boat skills.

Paddlesport Instructor

The aim of this course is to train and assess candidates in the skills required to safely introduce beginners to fun paddlesport activities in a very sheltered environment as part of an authorised AT programme.

Paddlesport Leader

The aim of this course is to train and assess candidates in the skills required to safely lead journeys on larger areas of water.

Canoe Leader

The aim of this course is to train and assess candidates in the skills required to safely lead journeys on large open areas of water and rivers up to grade 2.

To attend assessment for either the Paddlesport Instructor, Paddlesport Leader or Canoe Leader awards candidates are required to hold a current First Aid certificate, be an “On the Water” member of British Canoeing and be registered for the course with British Canoeing.

Further information about the awards and how to register can be found on the British Canoeing website  https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/coaching-leadership/guidance-resources/my-pathway

 

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