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Paddle UK Paddlesport Leader Assessment

£ 220

Newton Abbot

Paddle UK Paddlesport Leader Assessment
Minimum age: 16
Newton Abbot
Max. group size: 2
Cancellation: Custom
£ 220

Activity Highlights:

Aspiring to become a Paddlesport Leader? Our comprehensive one-day assessment is designed to evaluate and enhance your leadership, paddling, and rescue skills. With a focus on practical application, this course ensures you are well-prepared to guide and support others on the water.

Key Details

  • Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Locations: Multiple Locations
  • Instructor: Dan
  • Age: 16+
  • Capacity: 2 places available

Key Skills

  • Participant-focused leadership
  • Personal paddling proficiency
  • Effective rescue techniques
  • Comprehensive background knowledge

Assessment Breakdown

This one-day assessment will immerse you in various practical scenarios designed to test your competence in leading a group, managing rescues, and demonstrating strong paddling skills. Under the guidance of our experienced instructor, Dan, you will navigate through different environments, showcasing your ability to adapt and lead effectively.

Throughout the day, you will be evaluated on your participant-focused leadership skills, ensuring you can manage group dynamics and safety efficiently. Your personal paddling skills will be put to the test in varied conditions, along with your ability to perform essential rescue techniques. Additionally, the assessment will cover the necessary background knowledge, understanding, and experience required to be a proficient Paddlesport Leader.

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

Participants must have full National Association Membership, a valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing Awarding Body recognised 1-day First Aid Award, and valid (within 3 years) Safeguarding Training recognised by the British Canoeing Awarding Body.

Why Choose Us

With 32 years of combined experience, our team of outdoor professionals brings unparalleled expertise and international competition experience to your training. We are committed to providing personalised instruction that ensures you develop the skills needed to enjoy the outdoors safely and independently.

As a 1% for the Planet business, we give back to the environment with every booking, reinforcing our dedication to sustainable practices.

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What's Included:

  • Highly experienced delivery team
  • All course fees associated with course delivery
  • One day of content in a safe and enjoyable learning environment

What's Not Included:

  • Personal kayak (unless agreed to hire)
  • Personal paddling clothing and equipment, including suitable footwear, buoyancy aid, and helmet
  • Lunch and drink for the day
  • Equipment necessary for leading a group
  • Transport to and from the meeting point

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Frequently Asked Questions

The minimum age for participants is 16 years old.

First Aid and Safeguarding Training must be valid within the past three years.

Yes, hiring a kayak can be arranged if agreed upon in advance.

You need to bring your kayak, personal paddling clothing and equipment, suitable footwear, a buoyancy aid, helmet, lunch, drinks, and any equipment you would need to lead a group.

The assessment typically runs over one day but may extend to two days depending on course ratios and logistics. You will be assessed on leadership, paddling, rescue skills, and background knowledge.

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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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