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." />
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.


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.

Introducing people to the sport of canoeing, kayaking or Paddle boarding will provide both them and you with a lifetime of rewarding experiences.

Pete Catterall

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.

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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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