The primary role of the Paddlesport Instructor (PSI) is to deliver safe and enjoyable taster/starter sessions in a ‘very sheltered water’ environment. The qualification will support the instructor with practical skills such as kitting up a group and getting afloat, initial familiarisation activities, games and activities to support learning and how to use mini journeys to support learning, inspire adventure and exploration. This will be enhanced with support on how these sessions can be delivered in a way that is enjoyable, safe and rewarding. The qualification aims to help prepare candidates for their first paddlesport instructing role; ‘primed and ready’. The qualification is designed such that the instructor can choose the craft from which they predominantly deliver and have access to kayak, open canoe, sit on top, or stand up paddleboard; and can look after others in a range of stable craft kayaks, open canoes, sit on tops, and stand up paddleboards; as both single craft and mixed fleets.
CCAT Course fee: £40
Eligibility: Staff Cadets and CFAVs
Further information: The British Canoeing – Paddles Up website provides guidance on how to become a Paddlesport Instructor. It gives details on how to register for the award, the training syllabus, qualification remit, log book requirements and training and assessment course prerequisites.
Please speak to your detachment or contingent commander if you are interested in attending this course.