Stand Up Paddleboard Coastal Leader

Description

20 CPD Points

The New Stand Up Paddleboard Coastal Leader Available from the 4th January 2021!

Become a Stand Up Paddleboard Coastal Leader!

  • Looking to lead paddleboarders?
  • Do you want to lead a group of paddleboarders in moderate coastal waters?
  • Are you a paddleboarder or do you have experience paddling in moderate conditions?
  • Do you want to support your club, centre or organisation?

If so, the Stand Up Paddleboard Coastal Leader could be for you!

Why become a Stand Up Paddleboard Coastal Leader?

First of all, the Stand Up Paddleboard Coastal Leader is open to anyone with experience of paddling in moderate coastal waters. The award will enable you to lead fun, safe and enjoyable trips for groups of paddleboarders, with a range of experience.

Secondly, you will be supported to develop your personal and leadership skills during two days of training, with like-minded paddleboarders.

Alternatively, if you have sufficient experience you could go straight to assessment.

Furthermore, this award is used by clubs, outdoor centres and organisations to support their SUP journeys on moderate coastal waters.

What can a Leader do?

Your award will support you to lead safe and enjoyable journeys. You will lead paddleboarders with a range of experience on trips based on their needs and aspirations in a moderate coastal environment.

As a Leader, you can choose to 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, social adventures or trying something new.

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

Personal Performance Awards – Paddle Start Award, Paddle Discover Award and the Stand Up Paddleboard Sheltered Water 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?

To get the most from your course, you will need to feel comfortable on your board and be able to paddle on open water. We would recommend holding the Stand Up Paddleboard Sheltered Water Award .

It is also important that you have gained some experience of coastal water conditions before booking on to your training.

Before your Assessment, you need to attending Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning Training. This isn’t a requirement for training but will support you to consider the safety aspects to be able to better plan journeys with confidence.

Registration

The Stand Up Paddleboard Coastal Leader has a formal registration requirement.

Leadership Registration

Registration is a process for leaders who are planning to attend a Leadership Assessment course. The purpose of Registration is to confirm you hold all prerequisites, it's quick and confirmation is sent straight to your inbox*. This should then be shared with the assessor to confirm eligibility for assessment. It also gives you peace of mind that you have everything you need in place and you can focus on enjoying your assessment. Please do not try to Register unless you hold all prerequisites:

  • Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning (or equivalent/ APL)
  • Safeguarding Training (dated within last 3years).
  • First Aid (dated within last 3 years and appropriate to this award)
  • Full National Association Membership

*Note - as long as you meet the prerequisites, you will be automatically sent confirmation of your Registration.

What does Registration cost?

Registration costs vary a little dependant on the qualification and where you live, for more information you can read the Registration Guide here.

How do I Register?

  • You will need to be an On the Water British Canoeing Member - join now British Canoeing Membership (On the Water)
  • You need to be at least 16 years of age to register
  • Once you're a member, you access your membership portal and register through the dedicated platform
  • For more information you can use our Registration Guidance here.
**Note – if you are aware that your record is out of date (for example your First Aid has expired) we recommend you update your record first.

Content

It's your development pathway! You choose if you want to attend formal training courses or develop your personal skills, leadership and safety and rescue, with a mentor or through your Club/Organisation. When your ready for assessment you are in control. It's your group, your trip and our assessor joins you for the day.

Stand Up Paddleboard Coastal Leader Training

Typically run over two days, the British Canoeing Leader training course will support the development of your personal skill level and leadership ability to lead a group of paddlers in moderate coastal waters. The training emphasises the application of a variety of techniques appropriate for exposed open water, requiring the paddler to perform appropriate and effective manoeuvres in real situations.

The training covers four key areas:

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

Formal training is not mandatory, however if you chose to access the training you will have a great couple of days, develop your community of practice as well as making friends and paddle with likeminded paddlers.

Stand Up Paddleboard Costal 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

Leaders are expected to demonstrate appropriate paddling ability to fulfil their leadership role. The assessment takes place over a typical paddling day, depending on the logistics relating to access to suitable environments, you and your assessor may agree a longer assessment.

Help and support ahead of your assessment

Every Leader will prepare differently for their assessment. However, you can check your readiness for assessment using:
  • Stand Up Paddleboard Coastal Leader Assessment Guidance – this explains, in detail, the standard required for assessment (Available December 2020)
  • 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 a Leader.
  • You also might find it useful to carry out a Self Assessment using British Canoeing's Leader Self Analysis Tool (Available from 4th January 2021)

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Course Description

The New Stand Up Paddleboard Coastal Leader Available from the 4th January 2021!

Become a Stand Up Paddleboard Coastal Leader!

  • Looking to lead paddleboarders?
  • Do you want to lead a group of paddleboarders in moderate coastal waters?
  • Are you a paddleboarder or do you have experience paddling in moderate conditions?
  • Do you want to support your club, centre or organisation?

If so, the Stand Up Paddleboard Coastal Leader could be for you!

Why become a Stand Up Paddleboard Coastal Leader?

First of all, the Stand Up Paddleboard Coastal Leader is open to anyone with experience of paddling in moderate coastal waters. The award will enable you to lead fun, safe and enjoyable trips for groups of paddleboarders, with a range of experience.

Secondly, you will be supported to develop your personal and leadership skills during two days of training, with like-minded paddleboarders.

Alternatively, if you have sufficient experience you could go straight to assessment.

Furthermore, this award is used by clubs, outdoor centres and organisations to support their SUP journeys on moderate coastal waters.

What can a Leader do?

Your award will support you to lead safe and enjoyable journeys. You will lead paddleboarders with a range of experience on trips based on their needs and aspirations in a moderate coastal environment.

As a Leader, you can choose to 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, social adventures or trying something new.

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

Personal Performance Awards – Paddle Start Award, Paddle Discover Award and the Stand Up Paddleboard Sheltered Water 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?

To get the most from your course, you will need to feel comfortable on your board and be able to paddle on open water. We would recommend holding the Stand Up Paddleboard Sheltered Water Award .

It is also important that you have gained some experience of coastal water conditions before booking on to your training.

Before your Assessment, you need to attending Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning Training. This isn’t a requirement for training but will support you to consider the safety aspects to be able to better plan journeys with confidence.

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