Paddlesport Courses - CERO

Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (British Canoeing)

The British Canoeing Awarding Body Foundation Safety and Rescue Training course is intended for all paddlers, coaches and volunteers, irrespective of craft or discipline choice, and is available in either bank-based or boat-based options. It provides training on key skills needed to operate safely and deal with common emergencies in a sheltered water environment. These skills then form the foundations for safety and rescue throughout British Canoeing Awarding Body awards.

Those joining this course must have a British Canoeing 2 star award, or equivalent skills. The course will be both theory and practical and will include a lot of getting wet.

No courses currently scheduled. If you would like to request dates please email [email protected] for more information.

Paddlesport Leader Award (British Canoeing)

The British Canoeing Awarding Body Paddlesport Leader award is targeted at paddlers taking on formal leadership responsibilities in benign, sheltered water environments. The training courses are available to support you in the development of the required skills; leadership, and the associated personal skills, safety and rescue skills. In order to achieve the qualification you need to show competence in the following elements:

– Participant focused leadership skills

– Personal paddling skills

– Rescue skills

– Underpinning background knowledge, understanding and experience.

Before you book onto a Paddlesports Leader Award Assessment course, you must meet the following requirements:

– You must register with British Canoeing (£39)

– You must have an 8 hour First Aid certificate.

– You must have an appropriate level of personal paddling skills.

Paddlesport Leader Award Training

For a booking form email [email protected]:

Course Date: 09/10/2019 & 10/10/2019
Course Venue: Rudyard Lake and River Trent
Course Fee: £150

Paddlesport Leader Award Assessment

Currently no courses scheduled. If you would like to request dates please email [email protected] for more information.

Paddlesport Instructor Course (British Canoeing)

The British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor Award is a two-day course containing both elements of training and assessment. It will support the instructor with practical skills, initial familiarisation activities, games to support learning etc. The process of completing the qualification aims to help prepare candidates for their first paddlesport instructing role; ‘primed and ready’.

The qualification is an entry level award and is designed to prime Instructors ready for their first instructing role.

Before you book onto a Paddlesports Leader Award Assessment course, you must meet the following requirements:

– You must have full On the Water Home Nation Association membership (registration costs up to £45)

– You must have completed the British Canoeing Foundation Safety and Rescue Training course

– You must have personal paddling and rescue competence

No courses currently scheduled. If you would like to request dates please email [email protected] for more information.