What is the Paddlesport Leader?
The Paddlesport Leader award is the new qualification from British Canoeing - allowing you to lead journeys in a sheltered water environments - that's the same remit as a BC/UKCC Level 2 or BC Sheltered Water Coach.
How does the assessment work?
In the lead up to the assessment, we will be available to field any questions you have about the assessment process.
We will need to see your pre-requisites, that is just your British Canoeing membership and a first aid certificate, alongside a logbook of your recent experience.
You will only be assessed paddling in your craft of choice, and will be leading a mixed fleet. You will need enough experience of a variety of craft to be able to effectively lead any crafts needed on assessment.
When it comes to rescues and towing, you will need to take an adaptive approach and work with what you've got. There's no set ways of doing things!
On the first day of the assessment, we will meet you before those being led arrive. This will give you a chance to meet your assessor, sort out any paperwork needed and meet the other candidates being assessed before reviewing the weather, and potential venues before meeting those you are leading.
We will then leave it up to you for 2 days to take some people out and give them a great time paddling!
At the end of the 2 days we will have a review of the assessment and help you with continuing to go forward with your paddling and leading.
The venues we use will depend on where we are running the course. On each assessment we will spend one day on a river and the other day on open water.
We will meet in a central area and put the ball in the candidate's court to allow them to choose the most appropriate venue for their group given the conditions on that day. We split our assessments over 2 days to allow candidates more flexibility for choosing the right venue on the right day for their group.
4th - 5th September 2019 - Bath/Bristol area -£165
6th - 7th February 2020 - Bath/Bristol area -£165
5th - 6th March 2020 - Bath/Bristol area -£165
24th - 25th September 2020 - Bath/Bristol area -£165
Prices include British Canoeing fees and certificate fees
Please get in touch for bespoke dates for a private group
Paddlesport Leader Assessment
Our British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader Assessment - run over 2 days
Paddlesport Leader Assessment - Private Group Booking
Our British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader Assessment just for your group.
Minimum of 4 people - £125 per person. Please enter the number of persons at the checkout or get in touch directly.
Run over 2 days for up to 8 people. Please get in touch for bespoke dates, locations or greater numbers.