British Canoeing Paddlesports Instructor
New for January 2019- British Canoeing - Paddlesports Instructor Course
A 2-Day course for Very Sheltered Water
The Intro Level Instructor Course in the British Canoeing System.
The role of a paddlesports Instructor is to provide quality starter and taster sessions on Very Sheltered water. They are the key to the success of paddlesports as the seed is sewn on these first moments.
The Paddlesports Instructor qualification is an ideal for individuals who are part of Clubs, Activity Centre staff and group leaders offering Starter and Taster sessions on Very Sheltered Water. This Award is geared to candidates who can work independently to help learners improve with an enthesis on 'Going paddling' and Playing Games' while learning by Doing with practical and simple Instruction.
Assessed in a specific craft running multi-craft sessions.
- Kayak (closed or open Cockpit)
- Sit on Top Kayaks
- Tandem open canoe
- Stand Up Paddleboard
This action-packed 2-day course develops a competent padder with a Foundation Saftey & Rescue award into well structured and competent Instructor on very sheltered waters. from here a deployer can, after induction of in-house procedures and session aims be confident that this instructor can work independently within the remit.
Run by industry leading professionals with years of experience coaching in all disciplines. We will make this course fun and enlightening allowing you to leave fresh thinking and improved.
You will learn how to pass your knowledge on in very sheltered waters. This will set you up to improve your skills in coaching through the guidance of your deployer and more experienced coaches.
- Full Home Nation Membership.
- Home Nation Pre-registration
- Be at least 14 years old on the first day of the course
- Personal Paddling and Rescue Competence (see course guidance for more information)
- Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT)
In addition to this course, you can also complete the Paddlesports Instructor E-learning before you come found here: https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/paddlesport-instructor-elearning/
This course can be run from several different locations -Our favourite places to run them are from Glan Llyn, in Bala or Snowdonia Watersports in Llanberis. Both professional facilities with views to die for.
We often travel to run this course for groups at your suitable venue.
Once completed a natural progression could be:
- Coach Award to be able to run more structured coaching sessions in Sheltered Water
- Paddlesports Leader Award to extend your remit onto sheltered waters.