PaddleAbility Provider

What the Role Entails

In short the role of a PaddleAbility Provider is rewarding, demanding and critical to the development of our sport; they play a key role in the development of independent paddlers, Instructors, leaders and coaches.

As a PaddleAbility Provider carry out the following tasks on behalf their National Association:

  1. To provide the Introduction to PaddleAbility Foundation module
  2. Support course candidates to produce a development plan at the end of the course.
  3. Act as an ambassador for British Canoeing Qualifications and Awards and their National Association.
  4. Support continuous professional development of coaches and leaders through safety workshops at events.

In addition, it is expected that you will be committed to supporting aspirant Providers. This may include supporting:

  • The development of action plans to support their development.
  • Opportunities for observing or working as an additional member of staff on training programmes.
  • Providing supporting evidence of completion of action plans or endorsing the skills of an aspirant Provider.

Key Responsibilities

As a provider you commit to

  • Deliver workshops in line with:
    • Provider Service agreement
    • Data Processing Agreement
    • Course Syllabus
    • National Association policies and procedures
  • Support the National Association monitoring and evaluation of delivery when requested
  • Be a role model good practice and generally support/promote best practice
  • Attend, and contribute to, training and standardisation meetings, workshops and other update events or developmental activities as required
  • Maintain records of relevant communications and activities
  • Accurately complete end of course processes and retain records where required

What to know more?

You can find out more about the Foundation Module by looking at the module course page here:

or look at the British Canoeing guide here.

You can also click through the tabs to find out the requirements to becoming a Provider.

 

Minimum Requirements

Essential Requirements

Qualifications

  • British Canoeing Coaching or Leadership Qualification
  • Meet National Association update requirements
  • Personal Performance Award Provider

Experience Detailed Knowledge and Understanding of the Syllabus and extensive coaching experience:

  • With a wide range of relevant user groups (age, ability, aspirations);
  • Running long-term coaching programmes with a range of individuals with a range of needs

Desirable Requirements

Qualifications

  • British Canoeing Performance Coach
  • Nationally Recognised Tutoring Qualification
  • Have attended British Canoeing PaddleAbility Module or Equivalent

Experience

  • Ability identify strengths in individuals as well as areas for development.
  • Understands and is able to select suitable development mechanisms to provide support.
  • Planning of complex coaching session with complex needs, logistics and organisational requirements over multiple days.

Further Instructions

Application Process

The next intake for Providers will open be 1st April 2022. At which time the application form and application form guidance will be available.

The closing date for applications will be midday (12:00) 30th April 2022.

Orientations will be agreed with successful applicants with both a face to face and online option available, the orientation fee will be £50 regardless of option taken.

Development options

The following suggestions are activities that you can undertake at any point in the development process. However, if considered before or concurrently with the application/ orientation, your application/ orientation outcomes are likely to be better.

Understanding the pathway to becoming a provider

  • Decide – do I want to be signed off at orientation or have a development plan and need a final assessed delivery?
  • Mentor – who can help me? Who has recently become a provider who understands the journey?
  • Read – The ‘Provider Requirements’ and the ‘Provider Development pathway’ and ensure you understand the process and standards.

Planning and organising a course

  • Read - the most up to date Syllabus and Training notes, comparing them to when you undertook your training. What is different? What has changed?
  • Observe – do you have access to local providers you can go and watch? Can you see more than one provider run a course? How do courses change when they are run in different places?
  • Watch – any related videos on the British Canoeing youtube channel?

What makes a good venue?

  • Consider – where will you run your courses, how will you ensure you have all of the equipment to run a course? How will your courses be different depending on different candidates? Time of year? Temperature? How do we ensure we have the right kit to remain productive during a long cold day on/ in the water?
  • Consider – where do you learn best? What locations have worked well in your experience? What locations have not worked and why?

Developing my personal skills and understanding

  • Get involved – do I have access to groups that would enjoy learning different rescue techniques? Can I co deliver any courses?
  • Get some personal coaching – who can help you develop your skills? Could you do a discipline support module in SUP, Race etc to develop understanding? Who do you know who would be willing to come out and practice with you?

Understanding National Association Policies and Procedures

  • Read – the policies and procedure that effect your course.
  • Discuss – different scenarios with your mentor or a National Association Trainer.
  • Watch – how to videos for subjects like course authorisation and certification.
What the Role Entails

In short the role of a PaddleAbility Provider is rewarding, demanding and critical to the development of our sport; they play a key role in the development of independent paddlers, Instructors, leaders and coaches.

As a PaddleAbility Provider carry out the following tasks on behalf their National Association:

  1. To provide the Introduction to PaddleAbility Foundation module
  2. Support course candidates to produce a development plan at the end of the course.
  3. Act as an ambassador for British Canoeing Qualifications and Awards and their National Association.
  4. Support continuous professional development of coaches and leaders through safety workshops at events.

In addition, it is expected that you will be committed to supporting aspirant Providers. This may include supporting:

  • The development of action plans to support their development.
  • Opportunities for observing or working as an additional member of staff on training programmes.
  • Providing supporting evidence of completion of action plans or endorsing the skills of an aspirant Provider.

Key Responsibilities

As a provider you commit to

  • Deliver workshops in line with:
    • Provider Service agreement
    • Data Processing Agreement
    • Course Syllabus
    • National Association policies and procedures
  • Support the National Association monitoring and evaluation of delivery when requested
  • Be a role model good practice and generally support/promote best practice
  • Attend, and contribute to, training and standardisation meetings, workshops and other update events or developmental activities as required
  • Maintain records of relevant communications and activities
  • Accurately complete end of course processes and retain records where required

What to know more?

You can find out more about the Foundation Module by looking at the module course page here:

or look at the British Canoeing guide here.

You can also click through the tabs to find out the requirements to becoming a Provider.

 

 

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