British Canoeing Awarding Body Paddlesport Touring Leader Training

Price Icon£220 pp
Kayak Level IconIntermediate-advanced
Calendar Icon2 Days
Location IconMultiple Locations
Instructor IconDan Daley
Ages Icon14+
Spaces Icon6 places

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  • Do you want to lead paddlers on their next adventure?
  • Are you a paddler or do you have experience of paddling?
  • Do you want to support your club-leading mixed craft?

If so, the Paddlesport Touring Leader Award could be for you!

Why Become a Paddlesport Touring Leader?

First of all, the Paddlesport Touring Leader Award is open to all paddlers! The award supports your existing skills and enables you to lead fun, safe and enjoyable trips.

Secondly, you can design your own learning journey, using formal and informal opportunities to develop your skills.

Furthermore, this award is used by clubs, outdoor centres and organisations to support their activity delivery on mixed craft. This includes single or tandem craft.

What Can A Paddlesport Touring Leader Do?

Your award will support you to run safe and enjoyable trips, based on your group’s needs and aspirations. You will lead journeys, on moderate inland water, for a range of mixed craft.

As a result of becoming a Leader, you can work independently or be deployed by a club, centre or organisation to lead trips and journeys. The purpose of these trips may be wide ranging from educational experiences, social adventures or trying something new.

You will be able to provide British Canoeing Awarding Body Awards and Training such as:

Note: other experience, training or qualifications may be required.

How Should You Prepare For Your Course?

There are no formal Personal Performance Award or Safety Award requirements to becoming a Paddlesport Touring Leader. However, to get the best from your course you need to feel comfortable in or on your craft.

You need to be able to independently paddle on open water, rivers up to and including short stretches of Grade 2.

In addition, we recommend holding the a personal performance award in your chosen discipline.

For example:

And you have experience of those environments before booking on your training (or equivalent).

Elearning and Online Resources:

There are optional, interactive eLearning packages to take you through some of the key principles behind:

  • British Canoeing Awarding Body Model of Leadership.
  • Leading in unfamiliar environments.
  • Leading mixed craft journeys

In addition you will also find resources, guides as well as a digital self-analysis tool. Find out more!


What You Need to Bring/Sort:

  • Personal paddling clothing and equipment, including suitable footwear for on the water, Buoyancy Aid and Helmet
  • Safety and leadership equipment you already carry – we will be looking at kit and equipment options on the course
  • Lunch and Drink for both days
  • Travel too and from the course
  • Accomodation if needed

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.
  • Boats and equipment cab be hired if you are unable to bring your own.

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