Paddlesport Leaders Update & Basic Training Day #1 (402)

Date(s): Sun 14 Apr 24
0900 - 1600

Total spaces: 50
Remaining spaces: 24

The Canoe Sports Trust




Paddlesport Leaders Update and Basic Training Days are opportunities for all leaders and instructors to learn how they can obtain the skills to deliver paddlesport activities. The course introduces potential instructors and group leaders to a range of paddlesport activities giving participants the confidence to take an active part in the delivery of activities led by others. The course advises the new leader or aspirant instructor about other courses they can attend to provide them the skills and experience required to take a more active role in the delivery of activities that may eventually result in them leading their own activities.

Leaders from any youth organisation (Scouts, Guides, Youth clubs and Schools) that are likely to want to deliver activity during the forthcoming season are encouraged to attend this training day. CST Instructors are also encouraged to attend. This first course takes place on a Sunday.

For those that have attended previously, the day will run slightly differently, with an opportunity in the morning to recieve specific instruction from our Instructors in how to paddle our Coracles and how to paddle a Dragon Boat.

For everyone else the morning session will be theory based with focus given to the organisation and management of activity, qualifications of leaders,  leader ratios, training opportunities and elements of safety, following a tea break we will take a tour of the site refamiliarising leaders with equipment storage, facility management and organisation methods that we require you to adopt when hosting activity.

In the afternoon following a provided BBQ lunch,  participants will be given an opportunity to take to the water to try a few new skills, that may include trying out the Coracles, building a reliable raft or having a go at Dragon boating. For those that paddled in the morning, they are welcome to take out other craft, help with afternoon sessions or are free to call it a day.

Below participants trying their hands at SUP last year.


Booking for this course opens on 1st January 2024. Please book early advising us by return of email of any specific dietry requirements.



Bookings are closed for this course.