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British Canoeing

Paddlesport Leader Assessment


Course Dates:
19 April 2018
28,29 June 2018

Cost:.
£120 per person
£180 per person

 

The Paddlesport Leader Award is aimed at paddlers taking on formal leadership responsibilities in benign, sheltered water environments and aims to support Leaders to run safe, quality, enjoyable trips based on their group’s needs and aspirations.

This one-day assessment is to assess you against the criteria for you to lead groups on sheltered water.

Paddlers wishing to complete a Paddlesport Leader Assessment are required to register with their Home Nation before they are able to attend the assessment.

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We will look at all aspects of the Paddlesport Leader Award. This Award is non-discipline specific in that you can choose what craft you would like to paddle. You will be based in the appropriate sheltered water environment which includes slow moving water and wind effected open water.

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Preparation

Although you do not need to have attended Paddlesport Leader Training prior to assessment, 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. (see Assessment Guidance Notes).

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   

A summary of these areas follows below and further expanded upon in the Paddlesport Leader Assessment Guidance.

British Canoeing have developed an online eLearning resource to support leaders learning and can be accessed using the following link: e-learning

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Pre-requisites

All candidates must register with British Canoeing.

Note that it can take two weeks for British Canoeing to process your CR form so please send it to them as soon as possible.

  • Valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing recognised 1-day First Aid award
  • Full Home Nation Association Membership
  • 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).

Please bring your stamped CR form along with your First Aid Certificate to the assessment.

Resources

British Canoeing CR FormCR Form

British Canoeing Membership FormBritish Canoeing Membership Form

British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader Course GuidePaddlesport Leader Course Guide

British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader GuidancePaddlesport Leader Assessment Guidance

British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader Skills ChecklistPaddlesport Leader Skills Checklist

Link to Paddlesport Leader e-learning

 

 

 

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