BC SEA LEADER ASSESSMENT

This qualification develops the foundation coaching skills that underpin coaching practice. Specifically, it introduces the fundamentals of safe, ethical and effective paddlesport coaching and is available as a bank-based or a boat-based qualification. The qualification is not discipline specific and is suitable for coaches who work with paddlers from any of the competitive and recreational paddlesport disciplines.

Paddlers wishing to complete Sea Kayak Leader training are required to attend the British Canoeing Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course or similar RYA course. Some British Sea Kayak Leader Training courses include the British Canoeing Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course.

Paddlers wishing to complete a Sea Kayak Leader Assessment are required to register before they are able to attend the course. It is advisable to do this at least 2-weeks prior to the assessment date.

The Sea Kayak Leader course content covers the following:

  • Part A – Personal Paddling Skills
  • Part B – Rescue Skills
  • Part C – Safety, Leadership & Group Skills
  • Part D – Theory

For full details of the content covered, please refer to the Sea Kayak Leader Syllabus on the British Canoeing Awarding Body website.

At the point of registration the following prerequisites are required:

Paddlers who already meet these prerequisites are invited to register now using the Leader Registration (LR) Form.

 


 

Assessments are normally run over two days.

The choice of venue should give the opportunity for:

  • Periods of no less than sea state 3-4 (or a tidal flow creating similar conditions)
  • A rocky coastline with available landings at least every 1-2 miles and areas where it is not easy to land
  • Launching and landing through small surf, less than 1 metre (trough to crest height)

Upon completion of the Assessment the course provider will submit successful participants for certification.

For full details of the content covered please refer to the Sea Kayak Leader Assessment Notes on the British Canoeing Awarding Body website.

Your Course

This qualification develops the foundation coaching skills that underpin coaching practice. Specifically, it introduces the fundamentals of safe, ethical and effective paddlesport coaching and is available as a bank-based or a boat-based qualification. The qualification is not discipline specific and is suitable for coaches who work with paddlers from any of the competitive and recreational paddlesport disciplines.

Paddlers wishing to complete Sea Kayak Leader training are required to attend the British Canoeing Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course or similar RYA course. Some British Sea Kayak Leader Training courses include the British Canoeing Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course.

Paddlers wishing to complete a Sea Kayak Leader Assessment are required to register before they are able to attend the course. It is advisable to do this at least 2-weeks prior to the assessment date.

The Sea Kayak Leader course content covers the following:

  • Part A – Personal Paddling Skills
  • Part B – Rescue Skills
  • Part C – Safety, Leadership & Group Skills
  • Part D – Theory

For full details of the content covered, please refer to the Sea Kayak Leader Syllabus on the British Canoeing Awarding Body website.

What you need

At the point of registration the following prerequisites are required:

Paddlers who already meet these prerequisites are invited to register now using the Leader Registration (LR) Form.

 


 

Assessments are normally run over two days.

The choice of venue should give the opportunity for:

  • Periods of no less than sea state 3-4 (or a tidal flow creating similar conditions)
  • A rocky coastline with available landings at least every 1-2 miles and areas where it is not easy to land
  • Launching and landing through small surf, less than 1 metre (trough to crest height)

Upon completion of the Assessment the course provider will submit successful participants for certification.

For full details of the content covered please refer to the Sea Kayak Leader Assessment Notes on the British Canoeing Awarding Body website.

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Age for activity2 days

Age for activityAged 18+

Date of activityMarch

Location of activityFreshwater, IOW

£150.00

Per Person