Paddlesport Leader Training and Assessment Courses

This award delivers the personal skill level and leadership ability required to lead a group of paddlers in a mixed craft fleet such as SUP, Canoe, Kayak, in appropriate locations, up to moderate inland and sheltered tidal conditions, and moving water that has a discernible green flow.

The course content is delivered over optional 1 or 2 days training in personal skills, leadership and rescue, followed by a separate two-day assessment.

Once training has been completed candidates have up to three years to complete the assessment prerequisites and progress to assessment.

All Kit and Equipment such as Wetsuits, Bouyancy Aids, Boats and Paddles are included.

Who this course is for: Paddlers who are at 3 star / Canoe Award / White Water Award / Touring Award / Sheltered Water SUP Award standard who have also completed the Foundation Safety and Rescue Training course.  If you need a refresher or further consolidation of your rescue skills why not check out our Safety and Rescue Skills Builder.

Duration: Assessments are run over two days. Training courses are run over 1 day modules

Cost - Assessment: £160 inclusive of certification fees.

Cost - Training: £80 per day as part of a group or £160 per day of 1:1 bespoke training.

Other Options: Want to get into Coaching? Have you considered the Coach Award or Paddlesport Instructor Award?

Pre-requisites - Training:

There are no pre-requisites for training.

Pre-requisites - Assessment:
To proceed to assessment you are required to:

  • Be a British Canoeing Member and registered for the assessment holding a stamped LR Form
  • Be 3 Star Standard in the craft that you choose to lead from
  • Hold an 8 hour First Aid Certificate

Activity Dates, Availability and Booking:
Click on the activity dates below for more details, availability and details of how to book your place. Additional activities are run by arrangement. Please contact us for more information or to arrange an additional date.

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