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BC Sea Kayak Leader - Training

Qualification Level - 3 days | Prices from £380.00

Course Rating: 5.0 Rated 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews

For this course we ask that you arrive for 22:00 on the evening of your course start date.

The training course will include personal paddling, tidal planning equipment awareness,environmental awareness and supporting knowledge. In addition to this safety and rescue will be covered along with leadership of groups of up to four paddlers.

Over the three days this will include the BC Sea Kayak Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning Course as well as the Sea Kayak Leader Training.

All of the above will be covered using the fantastic locations that the west coast has to offer in the Fort William area.

 

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Dates & Prices

12/05/19
Cost (with accommodation): £380.00
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13/10/19
Cost (with accommodation): £380.00
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Is It For Me?

When you meet your trainers, at 22.00, they will need to see the following:
• Log Book.
• BC 3 Star Sea certificate OR ‘old’ 4 Star Sea award – There is no requirement to hold either certificate, if you have one please bring it.

Course Aims

This three-day course will provide relevant training to allow paddlers to work towards sitting their BC Sea Kayak Leader Assessment. The Leadership Awards are a discipline specific award and you will receive training in your chosen discipline and appropriate environment. For the Sea Kayak Leader Award this will be based in the appropriate moderate water sea environment (see the BC training guidance notes for further information).

Course Content

The training course will include personal paddling, tidal planning equipment awareness, environmental awareness and supporting knowledge. In addition to this safety and rescue will be covered along with leadership of groups of up to four paddlers. Over the three days this will include the BC Sea Kayak Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning Course as well as the Sea Kayak Leader Training.

All of the above will be covered using the fantastic locations that the west coast has to offer in the Fort William area. Our accommodation also has classroom facilities.
The course will finish by giving you a clear feedback and an action plan as to how to progress to a BC Sea Kayak Leader Assessment.

For further information and more detailed syllabus please contact the SCA on 0131 317 7314 or look on the Coaching part of the website;
http://canoescotland.org/courses-training/bcu-star-awards and http://canoescotland.org/courses-training/bcu-safety-training

 

The Accommodation

Your course will be spent in comfortable twin bedded en-suite rooms at Inchree. Bed linen and towels are all provided.

All food will be supplied in the on-site pub, with packed lunches provided whilst out for the day. Please note, there is no evening meal on arrival.  There are laundry / drying and lecture facilities, and an area for hosing down wetsuits.  Free WiFi is available.

Inchree is situated 7 miles south of Fort William and 5 miles north of Glencoe. See www.inchree.co.uk for more details.

Arrival & Departure Information
Please aim to arrive on the first evening of the course by 2200, there will be no formal session but this will allow us to set the timings for the first day of the course to maximise our time. We will meet you at Inchree so please arrange your own travel arrangements.  If you need assistance with this please get in contact with us and we will be happy to help. The course will finish by 17.00 on the last day.

What Will I Need?

Glenmore Lodge has a comprehensive range of the latest equipment available for you to use from stores. A kit list is included when booking. If you have your own kit please bring it along. We advise that you do not rush out and buy kit for the course, but use ours as a chance to find out what best suits your needs.

If you need equipment please let us know in advance so we can bring it across for you a form is attached. Please return the form even if no equipment is required.

We have a range of some of the latest sea kayaks from P&H and Valley. Our paddling clothing is from Peak and we have a wide range tailored to your discipline. We use a range of paddles depending on the activity, Lendal and Werner for sea kayaking.

GLENMORE LODGE CAN SUPPLY:

  • Bouyancy aids
  • Helmets
  • Spray decks
  • Cags
  • Wet suits
  • Wet suit bootees
  • Small drybags
  • Dry suits (only for out of season kayak courses)
  • Paddling Trousers
  • Pogies
  • Paddling Neoprene Gloves/mitts
  • Towlines
  • Split Paddles

EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE STORES.

 

Listed here are the essentials, this is not an exhaustive list.

 

  • Informal clothing for leisure wear
  • Insulating layers – at least two mid      weights
  • Fleece/insulated jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat & gloves***
  • Vacuum Flask & Water Bottle ***
  • Box or bag for packed lunch.
  • Blister kit/ small first aid kit
  • Personal toiletries & medications      (towels are provided)
  • Suncream – you just never know! ***
  • Sunhat and sun glasses & cord
  • Insect Repellant – it may be midgey!***
  • Spare towel
  • An alarm clock
  • Glenmore Lodge also has a pool, gym & climbing wall – so don’t forget your swimming/gym/climbing kit!

 

Sea Kayaking

  • Compass – Silva type 4 recommended ***
  • Personal Towel if staying at Inchree on Intro Sea Kayaking Course
  • For 5 Star courses please bring headtorch & light sticks for night paddling***

 

Items marked *** are available in our shop subject to availability.

 

Course Documentation

Course Pre-Requisites

Be able to paddle to the new 3 Star Sea kayak or old 4 star sea kayak standard.

Log Book will be rquired for the assessment – if you have one please bring it with you.

Note: It is not essential to be a member of either the SCA or BC to undertake training.  However, we recommend that all students join before attending.  Tel BC on 0845 3709500; or Tel SCA on 0131 317 7314.

Course Rating: 5.0 Rated 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews Read all reviews

An excellent course which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was very well structured and presented by Kate. I particularly appreciated the way in which we were challenged in a way which felt supportive rather than critical. Importantly for me we also had some humour and fun. Finally, I was pleased with the feedback and action plan in that it confirmed most of own thoughts about the areas which I need to practice before attending an assessment.
Alan Jones Reviewed on 22/10/2015
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What’s included on your course

  • Instruction
  • Use of kit
  • Shuttle bus to Glenmore Lodge (departs Aviemore station 5:20pm on Friday and Sundays)
  • Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
  • In-course transport

What’s included if you choose the residential option – As above PLUS

  • Bed in shared room
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner for each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses)
  • Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel.

Arriving at Glenmore Lodge

  • For more information on travel to the Lodge click here

On your last day

  • Check out time is 10am on the final day of your booking, we have changing areas, showers and left luggage facilities on site
  • All courses will finish by 5pm
  • On Fridays and Sundays we offer a drop off to Aviemore station, leaving Glenmore Lodge at 5pm, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you would like to book this service

*some exceptions – see detailed course notes

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