Paddlesport Leader Advanced Training Course (307)

Date(s): Sun 7 May 23
0900 - 1600

Total spaces: 4
Remaining spaces: 0

The Canoe Sports Trust




Paddlesport Leader Advanced Training provides more experienced volunteers, group leaders or instructors a development path to acquire the skills and knowledge to organise and manage activity from the shore and to ensure activities on the water are being run safely. Course pre-requisites include having a first aid qualification and proof of attendance on an FSRT or PSRT course. Scout leaders should hold a B1 permit authorisation, others should have completed an Assistant Instructor Assessment and have worked one season, others should be British Canoeing qualified as Paddlesport Instructors or Coaches, though we equally welcome individuals who may have been active paddlers in the past but may not paddle anymore but who wish to be involved.

Course content includes discussions on the risks associated with the delivery of paddlesport activities, escalation processes and accident reporting procedures. You will become familiar with the rules that govern our operation and the processes we are required to follow to ensure all activities are run safely. By the end of the course, you will be conversant with the preparation of the facility before a group arrives, the safe management of the group whilst on the premises and later after having gone afloat, how to deal with issues that may affect a session, participant involvement in packing away and the stowing equipment, and how to secure the site after the clients have left the premises.

Delegates should have experience of multiple paddlesport disciplines (Canoe, Kayak, SUP as a minimum) and have sufficient experience to resolve quick fixes such as equipment failure or substitutions and have a depth of understanding to oversee activities (led by others) that may include managing conflicts and incidents.

Having completed training, a delegate may be required to oversee the management of the entire base which may see them managing activities being run by both CST instructors and other Group Leaders simultaneously. This qualification is centre specific with particular focus placed upon dealing with incidents and the processes to be followed which may involve the completion of incident reporting.

Candidates from Scouting will be able to use this course to obtain a Supervisors Activity Permit, allowing them to oversee activities managed by others. For more information on the Scout Adventurous Activity Permit scheme click here

This is a full day’s course which is land based so you will not require your paddling kit. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.



This course is fully booked.