Raft Guide Provider (Grade 3)

What the Role Entails

As a Raft Guide Provider (Grade 3) you will support guides to develop their raft guiding skills on up to grade 3 natural white water.

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

You may even help the guides develop an action plan for their long-term goals. For example, their next steps towards a more advanced rafting role.

How do I become a Raft Guide Provider (Grade 3) ?

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

This 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 Raft Guide (Grade 3) 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 Raft Guide 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

Once you have successful completed the sign off, the full role will be granted.

Want to know more?

Read about the Raft Guide (Grade 3) here.

Minimum Requirements

Environment Specific Coaching Qualification

To become a Raft Guide Provider you should have taken one of the following qualifications within the last 3 years

  • Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue training
  • WRT (Pro) Award

You should also hold one of the following qualifications:

  • Raft Trip Leader (Grade 3 or 4)
  • Raft Trip Leader (Grade 3 or 4)

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:

  • River Raft Racing Award

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:

  • 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

British Canoeing (from Winter 2020) will have an eLearning package aimed at Assessing British Canoeing Qualifications this programme will also meet this requirement and look at how to run assessments for learning in accordance to the British Canoeing Coaching and Education philosophy.

Further Instructions

APPLICATION PROCESS

The next intake for tutors and assessors 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. Orientations are face to face, the orientation fee will be £250. There may be additional costs for Rafting Disciplines and in the case of a final sign off being required.

Maintaining Your Provider Role

Once you have been awarded the role of Raft Guide (Grade 3) 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 a Raft Guide Provider (Grade 3) you will support guides to develop their raft guiding skills on up to grade 3 natural white water.

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

You may even help the guides develop an action plan for their long-term goals. For example, their next steps towards a more advanced rafting role.

How do I become a Raft Guide Provider (Grade 3) ?

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

This 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 Raft Guide (Grade 3) 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 Raft Guide 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

Once you have successful completed the sign off, the full role will be granted.

Want to know more?

Read about the Raft Guide (Grade 3) here.

 

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