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.
.Your coach is most likely to be the man you see pictured here; Owner and Head Coach Oli Kershaw
Oli has been boating and leading trips all around the UK and the world almost since he starting paddling as a child. He has lead just about every type of group going, from outdoor centres, to Duke of Edinburgh, to stag dos and toddler groups. If they can get in a boat, Oli has probably led them!
On top of that, Oli has a great depth of experience in all of the crafts we use on the course, from kayaks to canoes, SUPs, sea kayaks and sit on tops, we can advise specialist techniques for any craft and any group.
The venues we use will depend on where we are running the course. If we are coming to your club or centre then we can use your normal venue to help your leaders learn the best techniques on their home turf. We will also endeavour to find further venues to offer variety and context to some of the techniques we will practice. On all courses we will ensure we find a moving water venue and an open water venue to give us the proper environment to practice all of our new skills.
2nd - 3rd September 2019 - Bath/Bristol area -£150 (2 days)
3rd - 5th February 2020 - Bath/Bristol area -£175 (3 days)
2nd - 4th March 2020 - Bath/Bristol area -£175 (3 days)
21st- 23rd September 2020 - Bath/Bristol area -£175 (3 days)
Please get in touch for bespoke dates for a private group
Paddlesport Leader Training
Our British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader Training, run over 3 days.
Paddlesport Leader Training - Private Group Booking
Our British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader Training, run over 2 days.
Price is per person with a minimum of 4 people
Private Booking for up to 6 people - please get in touch for custom locations