We are pleased to share that British Canoeing Awarding Body has today announced the launch of the NEW Paddle Safer course which gives new and novice paddlers the opportunity to develop their safety skills when taking to the water.
British Canoeing Awarding Body Instructors, Coaches, Leaders and Guides will be able to deliver the NEW Paddle Safer course, providing greater access for the paddling community.
The Go Paddling Paddle Safer course is designed for anyone new or relatively inexperienced to paddling wanting to gain knowledge and raise their awareness of paddling safely in a sheltered water environment in, or on, the craft that they paddle.
All aspirant Providers will need to complete the Paddle Safer Provider eLearning package before delivering the course, as well as remaining current with valid first aid, safeguarding training and up to date CPD. The eLearning enables all Providers to access the package in their own time, reducing the need for travel, making this a more cost effective and sustainable route for all Providers.
The eLearning provides guidance and structure on the ethos and delivery of the course, as well as how to certificate participants. Each module has a session guide with linked resources. If you’re also a Paddle Awards Provider, you can offer dual certification of the Paddle Safer and Paddle Discover Award.
The Paddle Safer eLearning provides 5 CPD points, and only costs £10. There is no provider administration fee for courses run and no certification fee.