Paddlesport Leader Provider

What the Role Entails

As a Paddlesport Leader Provider, you will support paddlers to develop their leading skills on sheltered water.

You will share your knowledge, skills and experience with aspirant leaders. This could be throughout their development process by providing training sessions or it could be at the point of assessment. These sessions will be tailored around 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 more advanced discipline or guide endorsement.

How do I become a Paddlesport Leader Provider?

When applications open, you will have 4 weeks to submit your application. Referees will be required for the application, so please make sure you think carefully about who these could be. Successful applicants will then complete the following steps:

Online Learning

Firstly, you will attend an online webinar. This will cover the theory and the ethos of the leadership awards, as well as what will be expected of you. You will discuss and share best practice with providers from a range of different disciplines.

Orientation Event

At the 2 day event, you will work alongside other aspirant Paddlesport Leader Providers to share best practice.

At the end of the event, you will agree an action plan with your trainer. Depending on the outcome, you may become a Paddlesport Leader Provider.

Final Sign-off

If you require a final sign-off, you will:

  • Manage a full Paddlesport Leader 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 Paddlesport Leader here.

Minimum Requirements

Environment Specific Coaching Qualification

To become a Paddlesport Leader Provider you will be expected to hold experience of coaching and leading in the sheltered water environment in SUP, Canoe and Kayak. This can be by holding one of the following British Canoeing Awarding Body coaching qualifications (you must hold at least a leadership award in the alternative disciplines to your coach award:

  • Coach Award (in a SUP, Canoe or Kayak discipline)
  • MWE Coach in a Canoe and Kayak discipline
  • BCU Level 3 Coach
  • Moderate Water Leader
  • Advanced Water Leader

PPA Provider

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

  • Touring Award Provider
  • SUP Sheltered Water Award Provider
Note: All Providers are expected to be able to effectively paddle the full range of craft involved in the training and assessing of Paddlesport Leaders at the top end of the remit

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 off line 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 Paddlesport 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.

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What the Role Entails

As a Paddlesport Leader Provider, you will support paddlers to develop their leading skills on sheltered water.

You will share your knowledge, skills and experience with aspirant leaders. This could be throughout their development process by providing training sessions or it could be at the point of assessment. These sessions will be tailored around 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 more advanced discipline or guide endorsement.

How do I become a Paddlesport Leader Provider?

When applications open, you will have 4 weeks to submit your application. Referees will be required for the application, so please make sure you think carefully about who these could be. Successful applicants will then complete the following steps:

Online Learning

Firstly, you will attend an online webinar. This will cover the theory and the ethos of the leadership awards, as well as what will be expected of you. You will discuss and share best practice with providers from a range of different disciplines.

Orientation Event

At the 2 day event, you will work alongside other aspirant Paddlesport Leader Providers to share best practice.

At the end of the event, you will agree an action plan with your trainer. Depending on the outcome, you may become a Paddlesport Leader Provider.

Final Sign-off

If you require a final sign-off, you will:

  • Manage a full Paddlesport Leader 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 Paddlesport Leader here.

 

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