Endorsed Guide

Description

20 CPD Points

Why become an Endorsed Guide?

The Guide Endorsement is aimed at leaders, who are involved in guiding activity, particularly those working within Adventure Tourism and Commercially.

Your endorsement supports and recognises your experience and that you have developed the skills required to fulfil a guiding role.

  1. Looking for an Endorsed Guide? Then open the finder right of the screen and choose Find a Guide from the dropdown menu.

You will join a supportive network of leaders, sharing best practice and like-minded ideas, to aid your learning and support paddlers on their journey.

Furthermore, the endorsement is used by paddlers, clubs, outdoor centres and organisations as recognition of your professionalism, knowledge, skills and experience and you are therefore well placed to support their journeys and expeditions.

What does it involve?

The Guide Endorsement supports and recognises the additional skills required when fulfilling a guiding role.

You will choose the areas to develop that are most relevant to your guiding role. You can either attend the modules or choose to develop through a variety of other means.

The Guide Endorsement is a healthy and supportive learning experience for all involved. There will be opportunities to further your knowledge and meet like-minded people during the process.

Training to support you becoming an Endorsed Guide

There are 5 optional Guide Modules to support the endorsement. Follow the links to find out more. You can also use the Accreditation of Prior Learning to evidence your knowledge across the five areas.

Camp Craft and Expedition Skills

Exploring expeditions from day trips to multi day, UK and overseas journeys.

Find Out More

Customer Experience

Throughout this module we explore the customer experience, ensuring your customers are at the centre of your trips and journeys, from planning through to after trip care and satisfaction.

Find Out More

Environment and Sustainability

Firstly we explore the thriving natural environment, looking at ways you can ensure your activities have a minimal impact on the environment. Throughout the module we look at the potential threats and impacts of paddlers to inland and coastal environments, as well as the spread of non-native species.

Find Out More

Leadership

This module is designed to follow on from the leadership principles explored within the British Canoeing Awarding Body Leadership Awards. The module will support you to consider your leadership style, how it impacts on your groups and whether it is always the best strategy. The module explores the influences on leadership behaviour, decision making, as well as challenge versus control.

Find Out More

Trip Planning and Organisation

There are many factors in play over the planning timeframe, some are intangible and cannot be changed like the hazards. Others, like the selection of the team of paddlers, are within a Guide’s control to change and influence.

Find Out More

What are the benefits to becoming an Endorsed Guide?

  • Endorsed guides are able to use the British Canoeing Awarding Body Guide Logo on their promotional materials.
  • Aspirant Guides and Guides have access to a private area of our chat rooms to discuss issues, and share learnings.
  • Exclusive positioning in our web promotions and can have their personal biography appear in our ‘Find A Guide’ lookup.

Ready to begin?

You can find our more about the Guide Scheme here: British Canoeing Awarding Body Guide Endorsement read the case studies or start your application using the application form.

 

Content

Guide Endorsement Overview

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Prerequisites

  • BCAB Coaching or Leadership qualification (held for 2 years and with 20 logged led trips/journeys)
  • Full National Association Membership
  • Valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing Awarding Body recognised 1-day First Aid Award
  • Valid (within 3 years) Safeguarding Training recognised by British Canoeing Awarding Body
  • 3 Guide Modules of your choice or if you feel you already have the relevant skills, you can evidence this through APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning)

eLearning

Optional free Leadership eLearning and Leading and Guiding in Unfamiliar Environments eLearning

Application

Once you meet the prerequisites, you can complete the Guide Endorsement Application Form. You will need to evidence your specific areas of interest, relevant to your guiding. To gain the full Guide Endorsement, 3 areas of training and development must be undertaken, out of the 5 topics covered through the modules. You can either attend the modules or choose to develop through a variety of other means, and provide evidence on the APL section of the application form.

Course Documents

To view the associated documents, please click here.

Course Assessment

Once your application has been accepted, you will start a consolidation phase before your final endorsement. The main purpose of the consolidation period is that it is a healthy and supportive learning experience for all involved, whether it is the mentor, you, or more importantly, your clients.

Once you feel ready, you can work through your Final Endorsement. The aim of the Final Endorsement is to work with an existing Guide for a final recommendation.

Our Guide Endorsers are great at putting you at ease, consequently the endorsement is part of the learning and as enjoyable as any other day on the water.

The Endorsement will take place around one of your normal trips. The Guide Endorser will come with you, be part of the trip and spend some time with you during the trip. After the trip, you will engage in a professional discussion, exploring your beliefs and behaviours.

Once the Guide Endorser makes their recommendation, you will be expected to pay a Guide Endorsement fee. You will then have access to certification, logo and other resources.

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20 CPD Points
Course Description

Why become an Endorsed Guide?

The Guide Endorsement is aimed at leaders, who are involved in guiding activity, particularly those working within Adventure Tourism and Commercially.

Your endorsement supports and recognises your experience and that you have developed the skills required to fulfil a guiding role.

  1. Looking for an Endorsed Guide? Then open the finder right of the screen and choose Find a Guide from the dropdown menu.

You will join a supportive network of leaders, sharing best practice and like-minded ideas, to aid your learning and support paddlers on their journey.

Furthermore, the endorsement is used by paddlers, clubs, outdoor centres and organisations as recognition of your professionalism, knowledge, skills and experience and you are therefore well placed to support their journeys and expeditions.

What does it involve?

The Guide Endorsement supports and recognises the additional skills required when fulfilling a guiding role.

You will choose the areas to develop that are most relevant to your guiding role. You can either attend the modules or choose to develop through a variety of other means.

The Guide Endorsement is a healthy and supportive learning experience for all involved. There will be opportunities to further your knowledge and meet like-minded people during the process.

Training to support you becoming an Endorsed Guide

There are 5 optional Guide Modules to support the endorsement. Follow the links to find out more. You can also use the Accreditation of Prior Learning to evidence your knowledge across the five areas.

Camp Craft and Expedition Skills

Exploring expeditions from day trips to multi day, UK and overseas journeys.

Find Out More

Customer Experience

Throughout this module we explore the customer experience, ensuring your customers are at the centre of your trips and journeys, from planning through to after trip care and satisfaction.

Find Out More

Environment and Sustainability

Firstly we explore the thriving natural environment, looking at ways you can ensure your activities have a minimal impact on the environment. Throughout the module we look at the potential threats and impacts of paddlers to inland and coastal environments, as well as the spread of non-native species.

Find Out More

Leadership

This module is designed to follow on from the leadership principles explored within the British Canoeing Awarding Body Leadership Awards. The module will support you to consider your leadership style, how it impacts on your groups and whether it is always the best strategy. The module explores the influences on leadership behaviour, decision making, as well as challenge versus control.

Find Out More

Trip Planning and Organisation

There are many factors in play over the planning timeframe, some are intangible and cannot be changed like the hazards. Others, like the selection of the team of paddlers, are within a Guide’s control to change and influence.

Find Out More

What are the benefits to becoming an Endorsed Guide?

  • Endorsed guides are able to use the British Canoeing Awarding Body Guide Logo on their promotional materials.
  • Aspirant Guides and Guides have access to a private area of our chat rooms to discuss issues, and share learnings.
  • Exclusive positioning in our web promotions and can have their personal biography appear in our ‘Find A Guide’ lookup.

Ready to begin?

You can find our more about the Guide Scheme here: British Canoeing Awarding Body Guide Endorsement read the case studies or start your application using the application form.

 

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