British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader Training in Lancashire

British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader Training in Lancashire

£ 185

Chorley, Lancashire

Intermediate & Advanced
Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Minimum age: 16
Chorley, Lancashire
Cancellation: Flexible
Duration: 2 days
£ 185

Activity Highlights:

Delve deeper into paddlesport leadership with our comprehensive Paddle Sport Leader Training programme. This course is meticulously designed for enthusiasts eager to guide groups across tranquil sheltered waters, steering mixed-craft expeditions with proficiency and confidence.

Key Details

  • Course Fee: £185
  • Target Audience: Enthusiastic paddlers aiming to lead on sheltered waters
  • Duration: 2 days of intensive training

Course Breakdown

Our Paddle Sport Leader Training is structured to refine your leadership capabilities, enhance your decision-making skills, and broaden your understanding of safe journey planning on sheltered waters. Here’s what you can expect from each day:

Day 1: Foundational Leadership Skills

  • Introduction to Leadership: Concepts of effective leadership tailored to paddlesport, including understanding group dynamics and communication strategies.
  • Safety Management: Comprehensive safety protocols, risk assessment techniques, and emergency response strategies to ensure the well-being of all participants.
  • Personal Paddling Skills Enhancement: Focused sessions to refine your paddling technique, ensuring you can lead by example in both single and tandem crafts.

Day 2: Practical Application and Planning

  • Journey Planning and Execution: Tools and techniques for planning engaging journeys, incorporating weather considerations, route selection, and environmental stewardship.
  • Rescue and Emergency Scenarios: Hands-on practice in managing common emergencies on the water, including capsizes and rescues, tailored to a variety of craft.
  • Leadership on the Water: Applying leadership theories in practical scenarios, guiding peers on a planned journey to demonstrate skills in navigation, group management, and decision-making.


  • While no specific Personal Performance Awards or Safety Awards are required, possessing the Paddle Explore Award (or its equivalent) is advisable. This foundation ensures you are well-prepared to engage fully with the course content.
  • Comfortable and competent independent paddling on sheltered waters is essential to maximise your learning experience.

Why Choose Us

Our instructors are seasoned paddlers with extensive experience in leading diverse groups. They are passionate about sharing their knowledge and skills, ensuring you receive the highest quality training.

We pride ourselves on adapting our training to suit the needs and aspirations of each participant. This personalised approach guarantees that you leave with the confidence and competence to lead your own paddlesport adventures.

Our training centre fosters a supportive, friendly atmosphere that encourages learning and development. You’ll join a community of like-minded individuals, all passionate about paddlesport and leadership.

Choosing our Paddle Sport Leader Training course is the first step towards unlocking your potential as a leader on the water. Whether you aspire to guide educational programmes, organise social paddling adventures, or lead in a club or organisational setting, our course equips you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to make a meaningful impact in the world of paddlesport.

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What's Included:

  • Expert-led training by seasoned paddlers
  • Skill development for leadership in mixed-craft scenarios
  • Guidance for providing British Canoeing Awards and Training

What's Not Included:

  • Personal paddling equipment and accessories
  • Accommodation (available upon request and subject to availability)

Frequently Asked Questions

The training is open to participants aged 16 years and older.

The course fee is £185, covering comprehensive instruction, learning materials, and guidance for British Canoeing Awards.

No formal Personal Performance Award or Safety Award requirements are needed. However, we recommend having the Paddle Explore Award (or equivalent) for an enhanced experience.

Ensure comfort in independently paddling on sheltered water. While no formal awards are required, having the Paddle Explore Award (or equivalent) is recommended. The course is designed to be flexible, allowing you to design your learning journey.

Training and assessment are run separately. However, you can book both with us! You will find the assessment at the bottom of this page. We would love to help you prepare and conduct your assessment! If you would like this to be booked in one go as a package, just message the adventuro team via the live chat and they will be happy to help.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy


  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 


  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts