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SUP Inland Open Water Leader Assessment

SUP Inland Open Water Leader Assessment

£ 250

Cumbria, UK

Advanced & Expert
Certifications
Cumbria, UK
Max. group size: 4
Cancellation: Strict
£ 250

Activity Highlights:

This course will run exclusively on 30th November & 1st December 2023.

A SUP inland open water leader will be running trips on windy days on large lakes. They will lead groups in force 4 wind on large lakes, on easy river journeys or sheltered coastal venues.

 

On this course we will cover:

  • Trip planning and predicting weather and conditions.
  • Pre-trip information gathering.
  • Safety briefs for river or open water environments.
  • Board choice and set up for open water or river environments.
  • Group control strategies.
  • Towing options.
  • Rescues and incident management.
  • Development of personal skill.

Assessments will take place over two days with up to 4 candidates. This will allow us work in the two different environments over the two days.

 

On an assessment candidates will be expected to be able to:

  • Plan and lead an inspirational open water journey in a way that encourages independence and development of the participants.
  • Plan and lead an inspirational river journey in a way that encourages independence and development of the participants.
  • Paddle their board at a good standard in the top end of the remit (force 4).
  • Deal with any incidents that occur.
  • Lead a downwind sailing journey.

Prior to an assessment you will be given the opportunity to contact the group members to gather information about their ability, equipment needs and aspirations for the day. The group will have at least 4 participants.

Pre-requisites for assessment:

Prior to assessment all candidates must register with British Canoeing.

  • Full National Association Membership.
  • Valid (within 3 years) 2 day British Canoeing recognised First Aid Award.
  • Valid (within 3 years) Safeguarding Training recognised by British Canoeing.
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are no formal prerequisites for leader training but candidates should have a level of personal skill relevant to the environment.

For assessment all candidates must register with British Canoeing.

At registration evidence of the following is required:

  • Full Home Nation Association Membership
  • 2 Day First Aid Award (within 3 years) recognised by BC.
  • Safeguarding Training (within 3 years) recognised by BC.

An assessment involves the following elements:

  • Plan and lead an inspirational open water journey in a way that encourages independence and development of the participants.
  • Plan and lead an inspirational river journey in a way that encourages independence and development of the participants.
  • Paddle their board at a good standard in the top end of the remit (force 4).
  • Deal with any incidents that occur.
  • Lead a downwind sailing journey.

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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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 

Moderate

  • 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 

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

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