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 2018

 

Training, £185:

 

 

Preparation day, £90:

 

Assessment:

June 9th

September 1st

September 29th

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 2018

 

Training, £230:

7th-9th March

11th-13th September

 

Assessment, £185:

14th,15th March

15th,16th September

 

 

Refresher Day, £90:

 

 

 

 

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 2018

 

Training, £340:

21st-24th May

 

Assessment, £190:

14th,15th March

19th,20th September

 

 

Refresher day, £180:

20th February

 

 

 

 

 

 

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