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|Start Date||End Date||Duration|
|Saturday 25th Mar, 2023||Sunday 26th Mar 2023||2 days|
|Saturday 24th Jun, 2023||Sunday 25th Jun 2023||2 days|
|Saturday 5th Aug, 2023||Sunday 6th Aug 2023||2 days|
The Paddlesport Instructor is a two day Training and Assessment programme designed to equip those attending with the necessary skills to deliver a quality taster session and lead a short journey in a very sheltered environment.
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 qualification will explore instructing and leading a range of stable craft including kayak (this can be open-cockpit or closed-cockpit), open canoe, sit on top (SOT) and stand up paddleboard (SUP) from the candidates chosen craft.
Candidates are expected to select a boat, SOT or SUP (as listed above) to instruct from, and will be certificated in this craft. Having completed the programme candidates will be equipped to instruct/ manage a mixed fleet.
By the end of the course, learners are required to have demonstrated knowledge and skills as identified in the following three areas:
For more information on the Paddlesport Instructor assessment process please refer to the Paddlesport Instructor Assessment Guidance.
The Paddlesport Instructor is aimed at those who wish to deliver taster/starter sessions and short journeys in very sheltered water environments, within the safety management systems of clubs/centres or other organisations
There will be a min of 18 hours contact time, with the majority to be delivered practically on the water.
The following list is of equipment we recommend you bring. All essential equipment is available from our extensive stores. We advise you not to rush out and buy kit for the course, but use it as a chance to find out what would best suit your needs. If you do have any of your own equipment do bring it along. Our staff will be required to vet for suitability equipment such as buoyancy aids and helmets. You should bring the following personal equipment with you: Footwear – wet suit boots, thermal tops, warm outdoor wear (fleece is ideal), hat, gloves, small first aid kit, vacuum flask, personal medication, notebook and pen.
Our equipment stores are by far the best around with a stock of over 100 boats from across the range of models there are plenty to choose from! If you’re thinking of buying a boat come along and ‘try before you buy’ and also get unbiased expert advice from our staff on the most suitable equipment for you.
Again participants are encouraged to bring any of their own personal equipment so they get the opportunity to be coached using the equipment they are most familiar with.
Residential course fee includes.
The course fee includes kit, equipment, in course transport, coaching, food and accommodation.
Course accommodation will be in shared twin ensuite rooms. If you would prefer not to share a room, single occupancy may be available for an additional charge.
Non-residential fee includes.
The course fee includes kit, equipment, in course transport, coaching, teas and coffee. Also includes two lunches and a dinner. (no b&b included)
As you are probably aware the current advice from the Northern Ireland Executive, Health Promotion Agency NI and Health & Safety Executive NI, as well as our expert group within Sport NI is that we cannot deliver any face to face courses for our customers including use of the Hot Rock Climbing Wall.
We know that you and many others like minded folk are very keen to get back on track with your plans to attend and complete a range of personal skills training and qualifications in a range of disciplines.
Believe us when we say we are equally keen to get outside with you and help you reach your goals and complete that journey.
How do we know? Because every day we get emails and phone calls asking when will courses resume and with every NI Executive mention of easing of restrictions the emails and phone calls are more frequent……