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|Start Date||End Date||Duration|
|Wednesday 14th Apr, 2021||Thursday 15th Apr 2021||2 days|
|Saturday 12th Jun, 2021||Sunday 13th Jun 2021||2 days|
|Saturday 7th Aug, 2021||Sunday 8th Aug 2021||2 days|
|Saturday 27th Nov, 2021||Sunday 28th Nov 2021||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 NEW 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.