Advanced Surf Kayak Leader Provider

What the Role Entails

As an Advanced Surf Kayak Leader Provider, you will support paddlers to develop their leadership skills in advanced surf.

You will be sharing your knowledge, skills and experience with aspirant leaders. This could be throughout their development process by providing training sessions. Or it could just be at the point of assessment. Each of these sessions will be tailored around the needs of the paddlers in front of you.

You may even help the paddlers develop an action plan for their long-term goals. For example, their next steps towards either a coach award or guide endorsement.

How do I become an Advanced Surf Kayak Leader Provider?

When applications are open, you will have 4 weeks to submit your application. You will be required to provide referees so please make sure you think carefully about who these could be. If you are successful, then you will then complete the following steps:

Online Learning

The webinar will cover the theory and the ethos of the leadership awards as well as what will be expected of you as a provider of the awards. You will get to discuss and share best practice with providers from a range of different disciplines.

Orientation Event

You will work alongside other aspirant Advanced Surf Kayak Leader Providers to share best practice. This event includes a skills verification. At the end of the 2 days you will agree an action plan with your trainer and dependant on outcome may become a Leadership Provider.

Final Sign-off

If you require a final sign-off you will:

  • Manage a full leadership assessment
  • Take the lead in all aspects under the supervision of a National Association Trainer

Successful completion of the sign off will lead to the full role being granted.

Want to know more?

Read about the Advanced Surf Kayak Leader here.

Minimum Requirements

Environment Specific Coaching Qualification

To become an Advanced Surf Kayak Leader Provider you will be expected to hold experience of coaching and leading in the surf environment. This can be by holding one of the following British Canoeing Awarding Body coaching qualifications:

  • Surf Kayak Coach (Advanced Water)
  • AWE Surf Kayak Coach
  • BCU Level 4 Surf Coach

PPA Provider

You should be a Paddle Award Provider and be, or be working towards, the relevant Personal Performance Award Provider roles to the advanced surf environment such as:

  • Advanced Surf Kayak Award Provider

Assessor Training

You will hold, or be working towards, an Assessing qualification that meets the National Occupational Standards this could be any of the following:

  • British Canoeing Awarding Body Assessor Training
    • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocational Related Achievement (QCF)
    • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)
    • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF)
    • Conduct the Assessment Process PDA (SCQF, L&D9)
    • Assess Workplace Competence Using Direct Methods (SCQF, L&D9D)
    • Assess Workplace Competence Using Direct and Indirect Methods (SCQF, L&D9DI)
    • NVQ A1 Assessor Award
    • NVQ D32/D33 Assessor Award

Further Instructions

Application Process

Applications open in April each year. An ‘Apply Now’ button will appear on all open roles. Please read the instructions on the application for application deadlines and offline options.

Orientations will be agreed with successful applicants. Orientations are face to face, the orientation fee will be confirmed in the application pack. There may be additional costs in the case of a final sign off being required.

Maintaining Your Provider Role

Once you have been awarded the role of Advanced Surf Kayak Leader Provider you will be expected to stay up to date under the Update Scheme. This includes keeping your British Canoeing membership, your first aid and safeguarding qualifications up to date. You will also be expected to take some form of continuous professional development at least every 3 years.

In addition to this you will also be expected to maintain your skills and coaching ability in the open water environment. You will also be expected to attend face to face and online meetings to share best practice and updates. This takes the form of a yearly ‘hot topic’ meeting online and a face to face moderation every 3 years.

What the Role Entails

As an Advanced Surf Kayak Leader Provider, you will support paddlers to develop their leadership skills in advanced surf.

You will be sharing your knowledge, skills and experience with aspirant leaders. This could be throughout their development process by providing training sessions. Or it could just be at the point of assessment. Each of these sessions will be tailored around the needs of the paddlers in front of you.

You may even help the paddlers develop an action plan for their long-term goals. For example, their next steps towards either a coach award or guide endorsement.

How do I become an Advanced Surf Kayak Leader Provider?

When applications are open, you will have 4 weeks to submit your application. You will be required to provide referees so please make sure you think carefully about who these could be. If you are successful, then you will then complete the following steps:

Online Learning

The webinar will cover the theory and the ethos of the leadership awards as well as what will be expected of you as a provider of the awards. You will get to discuss and share best practice with providers from a range of different disciplines.

Orientation Event

You will work alongside other aspirant Advanced Surf Kayak Leader Providers to share best practice. This event includes a skills verification. At the end of the 2 days you will agree an action plan with your trainer and dependant on outcome may become a Leadership Provider.

Final Sign-off

If you require a final sign-off you will:

  • Manage a full leadership assessment
  • Take the lead in all aspects under the supervision of a National Association Trainer

Successful completion of the sign off will lead to the full role being granted.

Want to know more?

Read about the Advanced Surf Kayak Leader here.

 

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