British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor

  • Paddle
  • Paddlesport
  • British Canoeing Award
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Overview

The Paddlesport Instructor qualification is for people whose main focus of work is delivering paddlesport taster/starter sessions within clubs, centres or other organisations. The qualification is not discipline specific and is suitable for instructors who work with paddlers from any of the competitive and non-competitive paddlesport disciplines.

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The Objectives

The primary role of the Paddlesport Instructor is to deliver safe and enjoyable taster/starter sessions based on their group’s needs and aspirations. The qualification will support the instructor with practical skills such as kitting up a group and getting afloat, initial familiarisation activities, games and activities to support learning and how to use mini journeys to support learning, inspire adventure and exploration. This will be enhanced with support on how these sessions can be delivered in a way that is enjoyable, safe and rewarding.

It is anticipated that the qualification is likely to be used by instructors in clubs, centres, schools, Duke of Edinburgh, Youth Groups, Uniformed Groups, etc. Instructors who are involved in running taster/starter sessions for:

·         Children and young people as part of a wider educational experience;

·         People as part of a leisure, activity, social or holiday experience;

·         People wanting ‘to have a go’ at the sport; maybe as a potential new regular participant.

The process of completing the qualification aims to help prepare candidates for their first paddlesport instructing role; ‘primed and ready’.

Itinerary

* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

Day 1 Session Time Session Outline


Session 1 Course Introduction - Introduction to the Paddlesport Instructor

Sesson 2 - Bank-side - Getting Ready

Session 3 - Bank-side and On the Water - Getting the group on the water

Session 4 - On the Water - Introducing Some Basics

Session 5 - On the Water - Games (and Rescue)

Sesson 6 - Bank-side - Clearing up and Concluding

Session 7 - Classroom - End of Day Review

Day 2


Session 8 - Classroom - Pick up questions from Day 1

Session 9 - On the water - Supporting Learning

Session 10 - On the water - Journeying

Session 11 - On the water - Rescues

Session 12 - Classroom - Course Close

Experience Required

The candidate entry requirements are as follows:

·         Full Home Nation Delivery Centre Membership;

·         Home Nation Delivery Centre registration;

·         British Canoeing Awarding Body Foundation Safety and Rescue Training;

·         Personal paddling and rescue competence;

·         14 years of age, or older.

Candidates under 18 years of age should check the suitability of the course with a tutor before attendance.

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

WE WANT TO HELP YOU FOCUS ON ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS, SO IF YOU'RE STAYING WITH US, COMFORTABLE ACCOMMODATION (WITH WIFI INCLUDED) AND GOOD FOOD ARE PART OF THE DEAL, YOU DON'T NEED TO THINK ABOUT SORTING THIS OUT FOR YOURSELF. SUPPORT IS ON HAND FROM OUR FRIENDLY, AND EXCEPTIONALLY WELL QUALIFIED STAFF, TO HELP DEVELOP YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND PERSONAL SKILLS. THEY ALSO HELP YOU TO FORMULATE AN APPROPRIATE ACTION PLAN FOR YOUR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

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Length
2 Days
Start Date
6th April, 2020
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Cost
£293
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18th May, 2020
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27th June, 2020
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The process of completing the qualification aims to help prepare candidates for their first paddlesport instructing role; ‘primed and ready’.

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