Qualifications Explained

National Governing Body Training & Qualifications

Watersports Personal Performance Qualifications

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BC Canoe Award* British Canoeing / Scottish Canoe Association Looking at fundamentals to paddling in canoe for personal development BC Canoe Award*
BC Progressive Canoe Award* British Canoeing / Scottish Canoe Association Development of craft specific skills in canoeing BC Progressive Canoe Award*
BC Advanced Canoe Award* British Canoeing / Scottish Canoe Association Development of craft specific skills in canoeing with intro to moving water, sailing & traditional canoe skills BC Advanced Canoe Award*
BC Kayak White Water Award* British Canoeing / Scottish Canoe Association Looking at fundamentals to paddling in kayak for personal development BC Kayak White Water Award*
BC Kayak Progressive Award* British Canoeing / Scottish Canoe Association Development of craft specific skills in kayaking BC Kayak Progressive Award*
BC Kayak Advanced White Water Award* British Canoeing / Scottish Canoe Association Advanced skills in sea journey environment & incorporating coastal & tidal navigation  BC Kayak Advanced White Water Award*
BC Sea Kayak Award* British Canoeing / Scottish Canoe Association Looking at fundamentals to paddling in sea kayak for personal development BC Sea Kayak Award*
BC Coastal Sea Kayak Award* British Canoeing / Scottish Canoe Association Development of craft specific skills in sea kayak with introduction to sea journeying  BC Coastal Sea Kayak Award*
BC Advanced Sea Kayak Award* British Canoeing / Scottish Canoe Association Advanced skills in sea journey environment & incorporating coastal & tidal navigation  BC Advanced Sea Kayak Award*

Watersports Qualifications

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British Canoeing Paddlesports Core Training British Canoeing / Scottish Canoe Association 2 Day course covering the paddle fundamentals for coaching canoe & kayak  Trained to allow you to progress to the craft specific discipline assessment
BC Canoeing Coach Award Canoe British Canoeing / Scottish Canoe Association 2 Day course assessing you on coaching canoeing in a sheltered water environment BC Canoeing Coach Award Canoe
BC Canoeing Coach Award Kayak British Canoeing / Scottish Canoe Association 2 Day course assessing you on coaching kayaking in a sheltered water environment BC Canoeing Coach Award Kayak
BC Stand Up Paddle Board Sheltered Water Award British Canoeing / Scottish Canoe Association Training to allow you to confidently lead SUP sessions on sheltered water BC SUP Sheltered Water Award
White Water Rafting L1 – L3 Scottish Rafting Association 6 Day course allowing you to guide on rivers up to Grade 3 Raft Guide L1 up to L3 
Foundation Safety & Rescue British Canoeing / Scottish Canoe Association Trained to handle common emergencies in a sheltered water environment FSRT Certification
White Water Safety & Rescue British Canoeing / Scottish Canoe Association Trained to handle common emergencies in a white water environment WWSR Training
Canyon Leader Training In-House Experience a variety of different canyons, sets ups and safety in running canyoning with clients Experience to assist group canyon activity days 
Gorge Scramble Leader Training In-House Experience a variety of different gorges, sets ups and safety in running gorge scrambling with clients Experience to lead group gorge scrambling days
Ducky Leader Training In-House Experience a variety of different rivers and safety in running ducky trips with clients Experience to assist group Ducky activity days
Mega SUP Training British Canoeing / Scottish Canoe Association Work on group sessions to teach, manage and facilitate Mega SUP Activity sessions Experience to lead group Mega SUP activity days

Mountainsports Qualifications

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Summer Mountain Leader (SML) Mountain Training Lead groups safely around the mountains in Summer conditions Training or Assessment
Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI) Mountain Training Personal lead trad climbing up to Serve grade. Set ups for group climbing & abseiling Training or Assessment
Mountain Biking Leader Level 2 British Cycling Lead groups safely on Level 2 specified terrain Training or Assessment
Winter Walking Navigation Training Mountain Training Introduction to navigation in winter conditions in the mountains N/A
Winter Walking Skills Training Mountain Training Introduction to use of crampons & walking axe  N/A
Outdoor First Aid Certification Association of First Aiders 2 Day first aid course covering a range of scenarios applicable to the outdoors & place of work  First Aid at Work Certification
DofE Supervisor Training The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Shadow & see first hand how to supervise on DofE training, practice & qualifiers Experience to work on DofE expeditions in bike, sea kayak, canoe & on foot
John Muir Award  John Muir Trust Award Complete logbook for the award looking at wildlife, plant life and local land uses. Discovery Or Conserve Award (optional)

Snowsports Qualifications

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PSIA Ski Performance Award Professional Ski Instructors of America Develop personal skills in skiing on a variety of terrain PSIA Ski Star Awards L1-L9
PSIA Ski Instructor  (6 month course)  Professional Ski Instructors of America Teach skiing to kids & adults on ski resorts / all mountain PSIA Ski Instructor Level 1 
Snowboarding UK Snowsports Award Develop personal skills in snowboarding on a variety of terrain UK Snowsports Awards L1-8
Ski Mountaineering; Intro to Ski Touring Mountain Training Introduction to skiing off-pieste in mountainous terrain on Ski Touring Set Ups N/A
  • * Please note; qualifications marked with an * are currently under review with their national governing body.  The qualifications listed are what we are hoping to run once the NGB releases their review findings.

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