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Paddlesport Instructor Course

  British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor Course - FREE training for Staff and Volunteers.   


The Paddlesport Instructor qualification is for people to deliver paddlesport taster/starter sessions within clubs, centres or other organisations

Friday 26th April - Foundation Safety and Rescue Training - a pre-requisite to the Paddlesport Instructor Course

Friday 3rd May and Friday 17th May - Paddlesport Instructor Course

FREE (exclusing registration and membership costs to Canoe Scotland) for all ELC employees and volunteers

 More information available here

The British Canoeing Awarding Body Paddlesport Instructor is an entry level point qualification.

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.

The Paddlesport Instructor qualification is designed for instructors running paddlesport taster/starter sessions within the safety management systems of clubs, centres or other organisations in:

  • Very Sheltered Water environments
  • Craft deemed suitable for a first-time experience

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


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