Anna & Tom Sibbald

 

info@canoecoaching.co.uk

 

07962 059251

Anna & Tom Sibbald

 

info@canoecoaching.co.uk

 

07962 059251

 

inspiration, adventures & learning

Leadership - Paddlesport Leader (sheltered water), Leader (4 Star) & Advanced Leader (5 Star)

If our course dates don't suit please get in touch

Paddlesport Leader (Sheltered Water)

In April 2017, British Canoeing  launched their new Paddlesport Leader qualification. This is aimed at paddlers taking on formal leadership responsibilities in benign, sheltered water environments and aims to support leaders run safe, quality, enjoyable trips based on their group’s needs and aspirations. Paddlesport Leaders will need to show sound personal skills (approx. 3 Star standard) in at least one craft and their leadership skills will be assessed looking after paddlers in a range of craft, including mixed fleets.

 

 Link to the:  Canoe Scotland Paddlesport Leader Award page

Course Dates 2017

 

Training, £185:

8th,9th June

4th,5th August

 

Preparation day, £90:

 

Assessment:

£125 for 2 people

£150 for 1 person:

9th September FULL

16th September

23rd September FULL

 

Canoe Leader  (was 4 Star Leader)

Successful performance at this level indicates that you have the skill level required to lead a group of 4 paddlers in appropriate locations, up to "moderate conditions" (for open canoe this is grade 2 white water and open water with winds up to force 4). The award shows that you can judge the conditions and the standard of the group to make appropriate decisions, understanding the need to modify plans as and when required.

 

 Link to the:  Syllabus

                        Training Notes

                        Assessment Notes

 

 

Course Dates 2017

 

Training, £230:

5th-7th  June

15th-17th August

 

Refresher Day, £90:

2nd September

 

Assessment, £185:

12th,13th May   FULL

28th,29th September

 

 

 

 

White Water Kayak Leader  (was 4 Star Leader)

Successful performance at this level indicates that you have the skill level required to lead a group of 4 paddlers in appropriate locations, up to "moderate conditions" (for white water this is grade 2 with some elements of grade 3) . The award can be taken in any white water spec kayak or canoe that is suitable for such conditions.

 

Link to the: Syllabus

                       Training Notes

                       Assessment Notes

Course Dates

 

We currently have no assessments organised, but please get in touch & we will fit one in

 

 

Advanced  Canoe Leader (was 5 Star Leader)

Successful performance at this level indicates that a candidate has entered the top level of performance, involving a high level of personal skill and leadership in advanced situations. It is a leadership award and the appropriate test for paddlers who wish to lead groups of up to 4 solo paddlers or 3 tandem crews on advanced river journeys and on remote, exposed open waters in open canoe. Successful performance at this level indicates that a candidate has the personal skill level, leadership ability and judgement to lead paddlers with a range of experience, up to and including advanced white water and advanced open water. The BC Advanced Open Canoe Leader has the skills and judgement to select appropriate environments for paddlers with a range of experience. The BC Advanced Leader Award is a leadership award and not a coaching award.

 

Link to the: Syllabus

                       Training Notes

                       Assessment Notes

Course Dates 2017

 

Training, £340:

3rd-6th May FULL

25th-28th September

               1 PLACE LEFT

 

Assessment, £190:

10th,11th October - £190 1 PLACE LEFT

 

Refresher day, £180:

Contact us for dates

 

 

 

 

 

 

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