British Canoeing Awarding Body Course Staffing Ratios

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British Canoeing Awarding Body Course Staffing Ratios

Tutors, Assessors and Providers must obtain permission in advance from Paddles Up Training if they wish to work outside these ratios.

Leadership

BCAB Course Staff Requirement Learners Ratios
Paddlesport Leader Training Paddlesport Leader Provider minimum 1 – maximum 6
Paddlesport Leader Assessment Paddlesport Leader Provider 1 day = minimum 1 – maximum 2
2 Day = minimum 1 – maximum 4
Leadership Training (Moderate Water)
e.g Paddlesport Touring Leader Training
Leader Provider
(In relevant discipline)
1 – 6
Leadership Assessment(Moderate Water)
e.g Sea Kayak Leader (non tidal)
Leader Provider
(In relevant discipline)
1 day = minimum 1 – maximum 2
2 Day = minimum 1 – maximum 4
Leadership Training (Advanced Water)
e.g Advanced White Water Leader Training
Leader Provider
(In relevant discipline/environment)
1 – 6
Leadership Assessment(Advanced Water)
e.g Advanced Sea Kayak Leader (non tidal)
Leader Provider
(In relevant discipline/environment)
1 day = minimum 1 – maximum 2
2 Day = minimum 1 – maximum 4

 

Guide Modules

All Guide Module, ratios are for Guide Module Providers to make the appropriate decisions depending on individuals, the group and the environment they are operating in. For further information see the British Canoeing Awarding Body Environmental Definitions & Deployment Guidance for Instructors, Coaches & Leaders.

Coach Development

BCAB Course Staff Requirement Learners Ratios
Paddlesport Instructor 1:6 = 1 x Paddlesport Instructor Tutor
For courses with 7-12 candidates, the second member of staff needs to be either:
– Paddlesport Instructor Tutor
– Aspirant Paddlesport Instructor Tutor
minimum 4 – maximum 12
Core Coach Training 1:6 = 1 x Coach Award Core Training tutor (Online Tutor for Online Courses)
For courses with 7 to 12 candidates, the second member of staff needs to be one off:
– Coach Award Core Training Tutor
– Aspirant Coach Award Core Training Tutor
– Discipline Specific Training Tutor
minimum 4 – maximum 12
Coach Award Discipline Specific Training (Sheltered or Moderate Water)
e.g Polo Coach Training
1:6 = 1 x Discipline Specific Training tutor (In relevant discipline/environment)
For courses with 7 to 12 candidates, the second member of staff needs to be one off:
– Discipline Specific Training Tutor
– Aspirant Discipline Specific Training Tutor
minimum 2 – maximum 12
Discipline Specific Assessor (In relevant discipline/environment) minimum 1 – maximum 2
Coach Award Discipline Specific Training (Advanced Water)
e.g White Water Kayak (Advanced Water) Coach Training
1:4 = 1 x Discipline Specific Training tutor (In relevant discipline/environment)
For courses with 5 to 8 candidates, the second member of staff needs to be one off:
– Discipline Specific Training Tutor
– Aspirant Discipline Specific Training Tutor
minimum 2 – maximum 8
Discipline Specific Assessment
e.g White Water Kayak (Advanced Water) Coach Assessment
Discipline Specific Assessor (In relevant discipline/environment) minimum 1 – maximum 2

 

Safety and Rescue Courses

BCAB Course Staff Requirement Learners Ratios
Foundation Safety & Rescue Training FSRT Provider minimum 1 – maximum 6
White Water Safety & Rescue WWSR Provider minimum 4 – maximum 6
Advanced White Water Safety & Rescue AWWSR Provider 3 – 6
Advanced Surf Safety & Rescue ASSR Provider maximum 4
Stadium Safety And Rescue Training SSR Provider 1 – 6

 

Navigation Courses

BCAB Course Staff Requirement Learners Ratios
Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning CNTP Provider minimum 1 – maximum 12
Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning OWNTP Provider minimum 1 – maximum 12

 

Personal Performance Awards

All British Canoeing Awarding Body Personal Performance Awards, ratios are for Providers to make the appropriate decisions depending on individuals, the group and the environment they are operating in. For further information see the British Canoeing Awarding Body Environmental Definitions & Deployment Guidance for Instructors, Coaches & Leaders.

Supporting Modules

BCAB Course Staff Requirement Learners Ratios
Foundation Modules Foundation Module Tutor maximum 20
Intermediate Module Intermediate Module Tutor maximum 12
Discipline Support Modules DSM Provider for courses of 4 – 8 learners
for courses of 9 – 12 technical support is required from a discipline specialist</td.
Maximum 12

 

 

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