Paddlesport Leader

If you’re looking to become a Paddlesport Leader, the optional Paddlesport Leader training is available to support you in your development of the required skills. On this practical course, you will explore leadership skills and the associated personal skills and safety and rescue skills. You will be supported in identifying an appropriate action plan to support your progress towards a successful assessment. Courses typically range from two to five day programmes, with longer courses giving you more time to practice and develop your skills.

There are no prerequisites to the Paddlesport Leader training so just book on and progress your skills!

Recommended Equipment to Bring

Personal paddling equipment is encouraged

If you need any equipment then please get in touch prior to the course. Email

To become a Paddlesport Leader, you will need to complete a one day, mainly practical assessment. The will include displaying participant focused leadership skills, personal paddling skills and rescue skills, as well as underpinning background knowledge, understanding and experience.


  • Valid 1 day First Aid training
  • Full Home Nation Association Membership
  • Aged 16 or over at the time of assessment