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|Start Date||End Date||Duration|
|Friday 4th Jan, 2019||Sunday 6th Jan 2019||2 days|
You must have a stamped Leadership Registration Form (LR) from the CANI office. These can be downloaded from the CANI website and must be submitted to CANI for approval at least 3 weeks before the course commences to ensure you have it back in time. Your LR form is valid for 1 year.
If you come to the course without a LR form you will be unable to take part in the assessment and will forfeit your course fee.
Provide documented evidence of a minimum of 10 sea trips each, a minumum of 4 hours in duration.
This Sea kayak Leader Assessment course will be based on our North coast, utilising the Causeway coast, its caves, rock formations, rock hopping and an array of surf beaches.
Achieving your Sea Kayak Leader assessment is recognition of having the skill level and understanding to lead other competent paddlers on sections of moderate waters.
The Sea Kayak Leader assessment is an ideal award for those club paddlers who are leading club trips. The award is also a prerequisite to attending your Level 2 Coach Moderate Endorsement.
The assessment will run over two days and most of the ‘on the water’ activity will take place in a moderate environment. The course will focus on the following key areas:
Efficient and affective application of the following sea kayaking skills to the moderate environment such as:
Safety and rescue such as:
Trip planning such as:
Group management such as:
This programme is aimed at those wishing to lead a group of 4 (not including themselves) journeys in a moderate sea environment – up to and including force 4 open water.
The Sea Kayak Leader Award is a prerequisite for those Level 2 Coaches wishing to attain their moderate endorsement.
(The programme is flexible and some sessions may be moved around to get the best out of the prevailing weather conditions and individual student needs).
You must have the appropriate resources to plan and navigate within the area where the course is being held. This includes having:
Appropriate maps and charts
Tide times for standard and local ports
Pilots / guides and tidal stream atlas
Compass, note book and pencil
You need to bring all other appropriate equipment to lead a group efficiently and effectively on the sea in the prevailing conditions.
The course fee includes in course transport, coaching, food and accommodation.
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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……