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Paddle UK 2-Day Paddlesport Touring Leader Training

£ 220

Newton Abbot

Paddle UK 2-Day Paddlesport Touring Leader Training
Minimum age: 14
Newton Abbot
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Custom
£ 220

Activity Highlights:

Are you passionate about paddling and looking to lead others on exciting water adventures? Our Paddlesport Touring Leader Training is designed just for you! Whether you’re an experienced paddler or a club member wanting to lead mixed crafts on moderate inland waters, this course will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to confidently guide your group on safe and enjoyable trips.

Key Details

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Suitable For: Ages 14+, intermediate-advanced paddlers
  • Objective: Develop your leadership, personal, and rescue skills to lead mixed crafts on moderate inland waters.

Course Breakdown

The Paddlesport Touring Leader Training course is your gateway to leading trips on moderate inland waters. This training will help you develop leadership and group management skills, personal paddling techniques, rescue skills, and theoretical knowledge. As a certified leader, you can operate independently or be part of a club, centre, or organisation.

With this certification, you will lead safe and enjoyable trips on moderate inland waters, catering to various mixed craft. You’ll be equipped to handle journeys for educational purposes, social adventures, or new experiences, working independently or with an organisation.

  • Day One: Introduction to leadership and group management skills, personal paddling techniques.
  • Day Two: Rescue skills, theoretical knowledge, and practical application on water.

Location

We cover various locations in the UK for our courses.

Most of our kayaking courses take place on the River Dart in Dartmoor – meeting point TQ13 7NT.

We also run courses at:

  • Lee Valley White Water Centre (EN9 1AB)
  • The National White Water Centre (LL23 7NU)
  • Holme Pierrepont White Water (LL23 7NU)

We also travel to individuals and clubs to run training and assessments, covering most of England, up to Nottingham and Wales.

You can check the location on the booking form below. If you are unsure, feel free to contact the adventuro team who can help you book onto the right date for you, or organise a location for your session.

Prerequisites

There are no formal requirements of personal performance or safety awards for Paddlesport Touring Leader, but you should:

  • Be at least 14-years-old.
  • Be comfortable in or on your craft.
  • Be able to independently paddle on open water and rivers up to Grade 2.
  • Consider holding a personal performance award in your chosen discipline, such as:
    • Progressive White Water Award
    • Progressive Canoe Award
    • Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Award
    • Have experience in these environments before booking the course.

Why Choose Us

With over 32 years of combined experience in outdoor adventure sports, our team of instructors brings unparalleled expertise and passion to every session. We prioritise your safety and enjoyment, ensuring that each course is conducted in a secure environment where you can thrive and learn at your own pace.

Our commitment to environmental stewardship is reflected in our 1% for the planet initiative, giving back to the outdoors with every booking. Choose us for an unforgettable paddling adventure that combines skill development, camaraderie, and a deep appreciation for the natural world.

Don’t miss this opportunity to become a certified Paddlesport Touring Leader. Book your place now and get ready to lead the way!

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What's Included:

  • Highly experienced delivery team
  • All course fees are associated with course delivery
  • Two days of content in a safe and fun learning environment.
  • Boats and equipment cab be hired if you are unable to bring your own.

What's Not Included:

  • Personal paddling clothing and equipment, including suitable footwear for on the water, buoyancy aid and helmet
  • Safety and leadership equipment you already carry – we will be looking at kit and equipment options on the course
  • Lunch and drink for both days
  • Travel to and from the course
  • Accommodation if needed

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Paddlesport Touring Leader Training course is a comprehensive programme designed for individuals who wish to lead mixed crafts on moderate inland waters. The training, conducted by Rock The Boat Activities, spans over 2 to 5 days, focusing on developing your leadership and group management skills, personal paddling techniques, rescue skills, and theoretical knowledge. By the end of the course, you will be equipped to independently lead safe and enjoyable paddling trips or be deployed by clubs, centres, or organisations.

The become certified, you will need to attend a follow-on one-day assessment. This is another practical, on-the-water day, where you will be assessed against the Paddle UK Paddlesport Touring Leader criteria and receive your certification upon successful completion.

There are no formal personal performance or safety award prerequisites to enrol in the Paddlesport Touring Leader Training. However, to maximise your learning experience, you should be comfortable in or on your craft and able to independently paddle on open water and rivers up to Grade 2. It is also recommended that you hold a personal performance award in your chosen discipline, such as the Progressive White Water Award, Progressive Canoe Award, or Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Award. Experience in these environments is beneficial before attending the training.

The course is designed to equip you with a range of essential skills for leading paddling trips on moderate inland waters. Key areas of focus include:

  • Leadership and Group Management: Techniques for effectively leading and managing groups on the water.
  • Personal Paddling Techniques: Improving your paddling skills across various types of mixed craft.
  • Rescue Skills: Training in rescue techniques to ensure safety during trips.
  • Theoretical Knowledge: Understanding the principles of paddlesport leadership, including the British Canoeing Awarding Body Model of Leadership, leading in unfamiliar environments, and leading mixed craft journeys. By the end of the course, you will have clear action points to support your progress towards a successful assessment.

Preparation for the course involves ensuring you are comfortable and competent in your paddling abilities. You should be able to independently paddle on open water and navigate rivers up to Grade 2. Familiarising yourself with the eLearning resources available can also be beneficial. These optional, interactive eLearning packages cover key principles such as the British Canoeing Awarding Body Model of Leadership, leading in unfamiliar environments, and leading mixed craft journeys. Additionally, having some experience and possibly a personal performance award in your chosen discipline will enhance your readiness for the training.

We run these courses at multiple locations across the UK. You can choose a date and location on the booking form, or feel free to contact the adventuro team via the live chat if you are unsure. 

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • 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.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before your 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.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Firm

  • 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.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Strict

  • 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.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Custom Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible.

Cancellations made more than 14 days before the course start date will receive a full refund, minus any non-refundable deposit, if applicable.

Cancellations made within 7-14 days of the course start date will be eligible for a 50% refund.

Cancellations made less than 7 days before the course start date will not be eligible for refunds.

  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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