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Paddlesport Touring Leader Award Training


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Available from the 4th January 2021!


  • Do you want to lead people from all walks of life on slow moving water?
  • Do you want to support your club or organisation leading trips?
  • Lead mixed crafts of stand up paddleboards , canoes , kayaks and sit on tops?
  • If so, the Paddlesport Touring Leader Award could be for you


The primary role of the Leader is to lead, to supervise, or facilitate safe, quality, enjoyable trips/sessions based on their group’s needs and aspirations. Specifically a Paddlesport Touring Leader can lead a group on the open inland water environment and on slow moving water, slow-moving rivers up to and including grade 1, and which may include the occasional short rapid of grade 2 and simple safe weirs.

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You will be able to provide British Canoeing Awards and Training such as:

  • Personal Performance Awards – Paddle Start, Paddle Discover, Paddle Explore, Touring Award, Open Water Touring Award and Multi Day Touring Award

Note: other experience, training or qualifications may be required. 


  • All Paddlesport Touring Leaders will require -

  • Valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing recognised First Aid award, appropriate for the qualification
  • Valid (within 3 years) Safeguarding Training – we offer a range of online Safeguarding packages, as well as face to face courses. 
  • NGB Membership - BC/CW/CANI/SC


By the end of the training, you will have to demonstrate knowledge and skills in four areas:

  • Participant focused leadership skills
  • Personal paddling skills
  • Rescue skills
  • Underpinning background knowledge, understanding and experience

No course dates currently available.
Please contact us if you would like to arrange or create a new course date.

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