a group of canoes and kayaks on the water practicing paddle sport skills

Adventure Training Instructors sharpen their skills

On Saturday 19th may LNR ACF's "Paddle Sport Instructors" completed a day of continuous personal development (CPD) in preparation for our upcoming Multi Activity Package

Adventure Training Instructors sharpen their skills

20 May 2023

  • Leicestershire Northamptonshire And Rutland ACF

The Paddlesport Instructor qualification is awarded by the British Canoe Union and is designed for instructors running paddlesport taster/starter sessions within the safety management systems of organisations such as the ACF.

The qualification supports the instructors 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 inspire adventure and exploration. This is enhanced with support on how these sessions can be delivered in a way that is enjoyable, safe and rewarding.

Canoes kayaks and paddle boards on the water

Out on the water practicing valuable skills

The CPD Day helps ensures that following gaining this qualifications, instructors can ensure that they are up to date with the latest techniques, skills and information to provide challenging, exciting and safe adventurous activities for the Cadets.

a group of canoes and kayaks on the water practicing paddle sport skills

Canoes, Kayaks and Stand-Up Paddle board.

The weather over the weekend held up whilst the instructors prepared and loaded the kit, including canoes, kayaks and paddle boards on to the trailer and headed to the local River Nene. Skills and drills were practiced, some new skills learnt and log books updated.

instructors from lnr acf having a hot drink and updating their logbooks

Updating their log books with a hot drink.

An amazing day with a great team learning skills. Everyone is looking forward to delivering taster sessions this month, along with other exciting activities, as part of the ACS AT syllabus.

Major Maria Walding - Assistant Commandant (Wider Cadet Experience)

If you are already a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer in LNR ACF and would like more information on becoming a paddle sport or adventurous training instructor, speak to the AT Officer SMI Machin.

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