British Canoeing have today launched the Paddlesport Leader Award which is aimed at paddlers taking on formal leadership responsibilities in benign, sheltered water environments and aims to support Leaders to run safe, quality, enjoyable trips based on their group’s needs and aspirations.
Candidates can now access the Course Guide which includes full details of the role of the Paddlesport Leader, information on British Canoeing training and other training opportunities and assessment guidance. Paddlesport Leader training is not compulsory so candidates can cross check their requirements and opt for bespoke training opportunities. For example, private tuition, in-house training through your work place, working alongside/shadowing other Leaders, or conference/symposium workshops. The Paddlesport Leader Assessment Guidance can be used as a steer as to the skills required.
To aid Leaders learning, candidates can complete the Paddlesport Leader Award Leading Experience Record, Journey Planner and Self-Reflection template or access the Paddlesport Leader E-Learning.
Candidates can find the Paddlesport Leader training and assessment courses or find a provider by accessing the Paddlesport Leader section on the website.