Paddlesports Instructor Course

From: £300.00

The Paddlesport Instructor Qualification Course is designed for instructors running paddlesport taster/starter sessions within the safety management systems of clubs, centres or other organisations in:

  • Very Sheltered Water environments
  • Craft deemed suitable for a first-time experience

Paddlesports Instructor Course

This Paddlesports Instructor Course is a 2 day training and assessment course provided in conjunction with the Scottish Canoe Association by recognised Providers of the course. Broken down below will be the pre-requisites and recommendations and the methods of assessment. All boats and paddles can be provided by us but we ask candidates to please bring their own personal equipment like drysuits and bouyancy aids. If this is not possible then please let us know and we can make equipment available for you to borrow.

Prerequisites for the PSI

  • Minimum age of 14.
  • Foundation Safety and Rescue Training Course or approved APL.
  • Full National Association Membership – you MUST let us know your candidate number, DOB, email and national governing body so we can book you on the course.
  •  In date valid course registration.

Methods of Assessment for the Paddlesports Instructor

During the course you will be assessed on your:

  • Professional Standards
  • Rescue Skills
  • Personal Skills

Course documentation & Links for the PSI

Paddlesport Instructor Course Additional Information

The Paddlesport Instructor Course is an entry level coaching qualification which will support you as an instructor/coach with practical skills like launching/landing, kitting up groups, activities, games, teaching and using mini-journeys to help clients get the most out of a day. You will be taught and assessed in how these sessions can be delivered in an enjoyable, safe and rewarding manner. 

This award is appropriate for Very Sheltered Water environments and for craft deemed suitable for a first time paddle or beginner. 

During the course you will look at elements like personal and rescue skills, professional standards, group engagements, practical skills and games and methods of teaching.

You can present in a range of suitable craft including but not limited to: closed cockpit kayaks, sup, canoe and sit on top kayaks – please let us know in advance what craft you will present on.

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