British Canoeing Awarding Body Paddlesport Leader Training

Price Icon£200 pp
Kayak Level IconBeginner-Intermediate
Calendar Icon2 Days
Location IconMultiple Locations
Instructor IconDan Daley
Ages Icon14+
Spaces Icon6 places

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If you’re looking to become a Paddlesport Leader, the optional BCAB Paddlesport Leader Training is available to support you in the development of the required skills. In 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. BCAB Paddlesport Leader Training courses typically range from two to five-day programmes, with longer courses giving you more time to practice and develop your skills.

Key components of the course include:

  1. Paddling Skills: Participants will develop and refine their paddling skills tailored to calm and sheltered water conditions, including paddle strokes, boat control, and manoeuvring techniques.
  2. Safety and Rescue: Emphasis is placed on safety protocols, risk assessment, and incident management specific to sheltered water environments. During paddling excursions, participants will learn essential rescue techniques to ensure their own and others’ safety.
  3. Leadership and Group Management: The course focuses on developing effective leadership abilities, communication skills, and group management techniques necessary for leading paddling trips in sheltered water settings.
  4. Environmental Awareness: Participants will gain an understanding of environmental considerations and ethical practices related to paddlesport activities, promoting responsible stewardship of natural resources.Pre-Requisite


There are no prerequisites to the BCAB Paddlesport Leader Training, so book on and progress your skills!

What You Need to Bring:

  • Personal paddling equipment is encourage
  • Personal paddling clothing and equipment, including suitable footwear for on the water, Buoyancy Aid and Helmet
  • Lunch and Drink for both days

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

What’s Included:

  • Highly experienced delivery team
  • All course fees are associated with course delivery
  • Two days of content in a safe and fun learning environment.

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