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Remits & Ratios

Together with the Technical Groups, British Canoeing has developed guidance on appropriate qualifications and ratios suitable for a range of paddlesport instructional, coaching and leadership situations.

Remits And Ratios V2

Environmental Definitions & Deployment Guidance for Instructors, Coaches & Leaders

The Environmental Definitions & Deployment Guidance for Instructors, Coaches & Leaders provides guidance and suggestions for paddlesport activity. This document provides definitions of water environments, suggested coach/leader to participant ratio, factors to take into consideration and the suggested minimum qualification(s). Please see the Awarding Body website for the guidance document. 

Please note, this guidance document replaces the existing Terms of Reference document. 

Course Staffing Ratios

British Canoeing sets minimum and/or maximum candidate ratios for all formal training and assessment courses. In determining these ratios, the following factors have been considered.

Optimising the Learning Environment

A big enough group to allow paddlers to discuss their experiences and views and create opportunities for peer learning. A small enough group size to ensure the training or assessment can be tailored to the specific needs and interests of each paddler.

Safe Group Size

Maximum ratios also account for a group size in which the provider can manage the group safely when the activity, environment and craft.

Validity and Reliability

Where there is a minimum of two providers on a specific course this is in place to ensure the validity and reliability of the assessment process.

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