Advanced Sea Kayak Leader

Description

20 CPD Points

Become an Advanced Sea Kayak Leader!

  • Looking to lead journeys on advanced tidal water?
  • Are you a sea kayaker or do you have experience paddling in advanced sea conditions?
  • Do you want to lead a group of paddlers with a range of experience on advanced tidal waters?
  • Do you want to support your club?

If so, the Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Award could be for you!

Why become an Advanced Sea Kayak Leader?

First of all, the Advanced Sea Kayak Leader is open to Sea Kayak Leaders who journey on the sea in advanced tidal water on a regular basis. The award will enable you to lead safe and enjoyable trips for groups of sea kayakers with a range of experience.

Secondly, you will be supported to develop your personal skill level, leadership ability and judgement during two days of training, with like-minded sea kayakers.

Furthermore, this award is used by clubs, outdoor centres and organisations to support their sea kayak journeys on advanced tidal water.

What can an Advanced Sea Kayak Leader do?

Your award will support you to lead safe and enjoyable journeys on the sea on advanced tidal water. You will lead sea kayakers with a range of experience on trips based on their needs and aspirations. This will include areas where tidal races, headlands, open crossings, swell and challenging coastlines will be encountered

As 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, club trips or social adventures.

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

Personal Performance Awards – Paddle Start Award, Paddle Discover Award, Sea Kayak Award and the Coastal Sea Kayak Award.

Note: other experience, training or qualifications may be required. Find out more in our develop skills section.

How should I prepare for the training course?

Firstly, you will need to become a Sea Kayak Leader. This will ensure you are competent and comfortable leading groups of sea kayaks on moderate tidal water and be ready to move onto leading in advanced conditions. Find out more about becoming a Sea Kayak Leader here

To get the most from your course you will need to feel comfortable is a sea kayak and be able to paddle in advanced tidal water. We would recommend holding the Advanced Sea Kayak Award  before booking on to your training.

Before your training you will need to attend a British Canoeing Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning Course. This will support you in planning coastal sea trips using a variety of sources of information, providing you with the tools and resources to consider options to plan safe journeys.

You can look at the Training Notes here.

Please note, from January 2021, the formal British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader training course will become optional . You will be able to get direct entry, bypassing the Sea Kayak Leader. You will take an active role in deciding the appropriate training and experience that you need. The formal training will still be available to support you to develop the required skills. Alternatively, you can choose bespoke learning opportunities to support your development stage.

Registration

Before you book onto your Assessment you will need to be a member of British Canoeing, 18 years of age (or older), have an appropriate First Aid qualification, have attended the Advanced Sea Kayak Leader training and complete your registration.

What is Registration?

Anyone wishing to pursue a Coaching or Leadership qualification is required to centrally register with the appropriate National Association (British Canoeing, Canoe Wales, Scottish Canoe Association, Canoe Association of Northern Ireland). Registration is the process by which you confirm your intention to study towards a particular qualification. It includes:

  • Checking of previous qualifications
  • Completing and signing the Registration Form
  • Medical Declaration (if required)
  • Setting up and providing access to course resources and eLearning (where applicable)
  • Acceptance of the terms and conditions of study and helps you understand your rights whilst undertaking the qualification and how your data will be used.

Once you are registered, you become a learner with the National Association, we are able to contact you with relevant information and updates to your course of study, help you find a course and local support or mentoring.

When and where does registration take place?

We would recommend that you register as soon as you meet the prerequisites so you will be able to access all of the support and learning resources. As a bare minimum, and to support your learning, we would recommend registering at least two weeks before your Assessment. Registration is an online process through your British Canoeing membership portal. Registration is separate from booking a place on a course; the latter is done directly with the Course Provider. It is worth noting that many Course Providers want to see evidence of Registration at the point of booking.

Click or tap the relevant links below.

  • Join British Canoeing here: British Canoeing Membership (On the Water)
  • Find training courses here: Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Training
  • Find an assessment course here: Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Assessment
  • Don't forget to register!

Content

The course content is delivered over at least two days' of formal training in personal skills, leadership, and safety and rescue (including night paddle/s). This is concluded by a separate two-day assessment. However, for experienced paddlers/leaders, you could consider Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to move directly to the assessment. Click here to find out more about .

Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Training

Typically run over two days, the British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader training course will support the development of the high level of personal skills, leadership, and safety and rescue skills needed in advanced situations. This will support your ability to lead of group of paddlers in an advanced tidal water environment.

The training covers four key areas:

  • Personal paddling skills
  • Rescue skills
  • Safety, leadership and group skills
  • Theory

You can look at the Training Notes here.

Please note, from January 2021, the formal British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader training course will be optional and you will be able to get direct entry, bypassing the Sea Kayak Leader. You will take an active role in deciding the appropriate training and experience that you need. The formal training will still be available to support you to develop the required skills. Alternatively, you can choose bespoke learning opportunities to support your development stage.

Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Assessment

We believe in assessments for learning and you will definitely learn a lot from your assessment, to find out more click on the assessment tab.

Course Assessment

We do everything we can to take the stress out of assessments, we are focused on the journey and not the destination. The experience will be safe, engaging and enjoyable, with you at the heart of the process, involving you in as much of the decision making as possible.

Typical Assessment

Your assessor will guide you through the stages of arranging your assessment, discussing with you the best times and dates for the assessment, helping you ensure you have a group to lead and the appropriate assessment conditions on the day.

By the end of the assessment you will have to demonstrate knowledge and skills in four areas:

  • Personal paddling skills
  • Rescue skills
  • Safety, leadership and group skills
  • Theory

The assessment takes place over a minimum of 2 days depending on the logistics relating to access to suitable environments.

Help and support ahead of your assessment

Every Leader will prepare differently for their assessment. However, you can check your readiness for assessment using:
  • The Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Assessment Notes here. – this explains in detail, the standard required for assessment
  • Leadership eLearning – This optional, interactive eLearning package will take you through some of the key principles behind the British Canoeing Model of Leadership. This is a good refresher of the Leadership principles, at any point on your journey towards becoming an Advanced Sea Kayak Leader.
  • You also might find it useful to log your previous experience in a logbook like this Coaching and Leadership Logbook. You can also use the headings suggested and make your own!

Booking Now

UK Courses

Sea Kayak Leader Assessment
  • Fri 11-12-2020
    Duncan M Greene
    5 Little Sandhill, Kirkoswald, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1EL

Courses Outside of the UK

Sea Kayak Leader Assessment
  • Sat 09-01-2021
    Ronny Riise
    Sandviksveien, 62G, Bergen, Vestland, 5035, NORWAY
Sea Kayak Leader Assessment
  • Sat 16-01-2021
    Ronny Riise
    Sandviksveien, 62G, Bergen, Vestland, 5035, NORWAY
20 CPD Points
Course Description

Become an Advanced Sea Kayak Leader!

  • Looking to lead journeys on advanced tidal water?
  • Are you a sea kayaker or do you have experience paddling in advanced sea conditions?
  • Do you want to lead a group of paddlers with a range of experience on advanced tidal waters?
  • Do you want to support your club?

If so, the Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Award could be for you!

Why become an Advanced Sea Kayak Leader?

First of all, the Advanced Sea Kayak Leader is open to Sea Kayak Leaders who journey on the sea in advanced tidal water on a regular basis. The award will enable you to lead safe and enjoyable trips for groups of sea kayakers with a range of experience.

Secondly, you will be supported to develop your personal skill level, leadership ability and judgement during two days of training, with like-minded sea kayakers.

Furthermore, this award is used by clubs, outdoor centres and organisations to support their sea kayak journeys on advanced tidal water.

What can an Advanced Sea Kayak Leader do?

Your award will support you to lead safe and enjoyable journeys on the sea on advanced tidal water. You will lead sea kayakers with a range of experience on trips based on their needs and aspirations. This will include areas where tidal races, headlands, open crossings, swell and challenging coastlines will be encountered

As 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, club trips or social adventures.

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

Personal Performance Awards – Paddle Start Award, Paddle Discover Award, Sea Kayak Award and the Coastal Sea Kayak Award.

Note: other experience, training or qualifications may be required. Find out more in our develop skills section.

How should I prepare for the training course?

Firstly, you will need to become a Sea Kayak Leader. This will ensure you are competent and comfortable leading groups of sea kayaks on moderate tidal water and be ready to move onto leading in advanced conditions. Find out more about becoming a Sea Kayak Leader here

To get the most from your course you will need to feel comfortable is a sea kayak and be able to paddle in advanced tidal water. We would recommend holding the Advanced Sea Kayak Award  before booking on to your training.

Before your training you will need to attend a British Canoeing Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning Course. This will support you in planning coastal sea trips using a variety of sources of information, providing you with the tools and resources to consider options to plan safe journeys.

You can look at the Training Notes here.

Please note, from January 2021, the formal British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader training course will become optional . You will be able to get direct entry, bypassing the Sea Kayak Leader. You will take an active role in deciding the appropriate training and experience that you need. The formal training will still be available to support you to develop the required skills. Alternatively, you can choose bespoke learning opportunities to support your development stage.

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