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If you’re working towards your Paddlesport Touring Leader Assessment and want to develop your skills then this optional training course is the one for you.
This course is all about meeting your development needs. We’ll look at the paddling, leadership and rescue skills required to lead mixed craft groups on journeys in moderate open water and rivers up to grade 1(2).
We’ll make sure you’ll leave the course with a detailed picture of the assessment standard, a development plan to get you to that level and a firm grasp of what the assessment will involve.
To help you work towards your British Canoeing Paddlesport Touring Leader award, which qualifies you to lead mixed craft groups on grade 1(2) rivers and open water in winds of up to force 4.
Experience of sheltered water in your craft of choice.
If you’re working towards your Paddlesport Touring Leader and would appreciate some additional input then this optional training course is for you.
Take a good look at the skills checklist and assessment guidance, which can be found at
The Leadership and Raft Guide awards course guide is also well worth reading.
This course runs with a maximum of 6 participants.
We’ll look at all the skills required to lead mixed craft groups on journeys in moderate open water and rivers up to grade 1(2). You’ll paddle the craft that you feel happiest in and that you plan to take the assessment in.
The course will involve planning trips, understanding how the wind and flow affect different craft, rafting, sailing and portaging. We’ll cover different ways to support or challenge paddlers and to involve them in the decision making.
We’ll take a good look at the technical skills required to manoeuvre our craft in winds of up to force 4 and on grade 1 rivers with occasional short grade 2 rapids. We’ll also practise dealing with incidents and rescues.
We have a large, well-equipped store of equipment. You can choose to use your own boat and equipment, or you’re welcome to borrow any of the following items:
Canoes, kayaks and SUPs
You may also wish to bring:
Off the water clothing
Thermals/insulating layers for padding
Blister kit/small first aid kit
Personal toiletries & medications
Sunglasses & cord
Can't find exactly what you are looking for? We are happy to create it for you. You can hire one of our instructors or guides from as little as £280 a day, including any equipment. If you’re a group, all of our courses are available on a date that suits you or if you would prefer we can tailor a course to your requirements. Simply get in touch to discuss your requirements.