Paddlesport Touring Leader Award

Paddlesport Touring Leader Award

£ 200

Nottingham

Paddlesport Touring Leader Award
Intermediate
Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Nottingham
Max. group size: 4
Cancellation: Moderate
Duration: 2 days
£ 200

Activity Highlights:

Join our Paddlesport Touring Leader Award, designed for individuals eager to lead excursions on both open and simple moving water, up to Grade 1/2. Whether you’re a club enthusiast or an adventure seeker, this comprehensive training course is your gateway to becoming a proficient Touring Leader.

Key Details

  • Training Course: £200 per person
  • Assessments: £250pp for 2-day assessment (3 or 4 people) or £225pp for 1-day assessment (2 people) or £310 for 1-day assessment (1 person)
  • Optional single-person fee: Contact us via live chat for details

Key Skills

  • Delivering inspirational trips
  • Profiling your group effectively, even before their arrival
  • Effective trip planning strategies
  • Delivering safety briefs for mixed fleets in both open and moving water environments
  • River reading and description techniques for enabling group decision-making
  • Diverse leadership strategies for various scenarios
  • Incident management and benchmarking personal skills
  • Rescue skills in open water, including understanding and harnessing conditions
  • Setting up basic rafts and towing options
  • Proficiency in simple sailing setups

Course Breakdown

Our Paddlesport Touring Leader Award course is a comprehensive journey that equips you with a diverse set of skills essential for leading paddling excursions. Throughout the training, you’ll learn to deliver inspirational trips and effectively profile your group even before they arrive. We delve into the intricacies of trip planning, ensuring you can navigate both open and moving water environments confidently. From delivering safety briefs for mixed fleets to mastering river reading and description techniques, you’ll be well-prepared to make informed decisions for your group.

The course covers a range of leadership strategies tailored to diverse scenarios, coupled with hands-on experience in incident management and benchmarking personal skills. Gain expertise in rescue skills in open water, understand and harness varying conditions, and master the setup of basic rafts and towing options. Additionally, we provide insight into simple sailing setups, rounding out your skill set for a well-rounded Paddlesport Touring Leader.

Location

Prices are based on approximately 150 miles of travel from the Midlands, Nottingham area. Contact us via live chat to request specific locations (prices may vary).

Prerequisites

Ideal for those wanting to lead journeys on simple moving water Grade 1/2, run open water trips in up to force 4 winds, and lead mixed craft in various environments.

What to bring

Consider additional items like layers of warm clothing, lunch, and a hot drink. Kit rental is available at a small charge, subject to availability. Get in touch for details.

Why Choose Us

Our friendly and knowledgeable instructors strive to ensure you gain the skills and confidence needed to become a successful Paddlesport Touring Leader. Take the plunge with us and start your journey towards creating unforgettable paddling experiences.

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What's Included:

  • Comprehensive training covering key skills
  • Expert guidance from experienced instructors

What's Not Included:

  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Parking Charges

Frequently Asked Questions

Our courses are strategically planned across the UK, usually based around Nottingham. For bespoke closed courses, please contact us via live chat.

The training course is priced at £200 per person, while assessments cost £250 per person. For 1-2 candidate 1 Day Assessments, it is £225 for 2 candidates. Single-person fees can be discussed via live chat.

A minimum of 2 candidates is needed to run an assessment, with a maximum of 4 participants. Single-person options are available, please contact us via live chat.

You’ll need a suitable craft, paddle, whitewater helmet, buoyancy aid suitable for white water, and sturdy footwear.

Extras to think about:

  • Layers of warm clothing
  • Lunch
  • Hot drink

Rentals are available for some items at a small charge, subject to availability just let us know in the booking comments.

Extras / Options

No assessment included.

Max of 4 (Needing a minimum of 2 to run). Assessments for these awards usually run over 2 days, with up to 4 candidates – one day in open water and one on a river.

Max 2 people. 1-Day Assessment is run for 1 or 2 students for £225pp for 2 candidates or £310 for 1 candidate.

Max 1 person. 1-Day Assessment is run for 1 or 2 students for £225pp for 2 candidates or £310 for 1 candidate.

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