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If you are developing your leadership qualifications in canoeing then we have just the course for you.

Canoe Leader Training

A two day British Canoeing training course in moderate water conditions for those wishing to develop the necessary personal paddling, group management and safety skills to operate effectively in this environment.

Cost £195
Dates 7-8 November 2020
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“Hi Steve, I just wanted to say thank you for the course it was brilliant. I had a great time and learned a massive amount! I realised a while ago that I’d dropped the ball in terms of developing my own coaching/leading and it was great to get some new ideas and critique on my skills, now all I’ve got to do is put it into practice!! I have certainly left the course with a renewed enthusiasm for improving and analysing my own coaching.

My experience was very different to my colleague’s (also a PE teacher). His 4 Star Leader course last week covered minimal leadership skills but instead focused primarily on individual strokes and getting each one ‘demonstration perfect’. This has provided us with a very useful comparison and I have to say that your holistic approach is both powerful and memorable.”

Tom Hughes, PE Teacher, Devon

Canoe Leader Assessment

A two day assessment course in moderate water conditions for those wishing to gain this British Canoeing professional leadership award. When you enrol, Steve will be happy to discuss your course in advance so you can ask questions and ensure you know exactly what to expect so you can be as well prepared as possible. The White Water Safety & Rescue course is a prerequisite for Canoe Leader assessment candidates (see below for course dates).

Cost £195
Dates 21-22 November 2020, 19-20 December 2020
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“Hi Steve, Just a quick thank you for another excellent weekend’s paddling, made even better by coming away with a certificate. The organisation was spot on, group members excellent, weather amazing, assessors really easy to get on with, all in all thoroughly enjoyable.”

John Ellerton, Outdoor Instructor, Gateshead

Whitewater Safety & Rescue Course

This attendance only course aims to provide grade 2 white water paddlers with the knowledge and skills required to prevent, avoid and deal with river incidents. It is a prerequisite for those wishing to undertake Canoe Leader and White Water Kayak Leader assessments, though is also highly recommended for anyone wanting to paddle safely on rivers.

Cost £195
Dates 4-5 November 2020
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“Hi Steve, Just to say a massive thanks for the 2 days in and even on the river. I really really enjoyed the challenge and all that I took from the course. I also enjoyed the paddling on day one and the various challenges set. All in all a top course, plenty of content and plenty of challenge – I had a fantastic time!”

Steve Crane, Ripon

Advanced Canoe Leader Training

This is the advanced water leadership training course. It is a valuable course for canoeists wanting to develop their skills and awareness in more challenging conditions as well as for those who wish to become qualified to lead others in this environment day and night. The course is two days plus a night paddle.

You must hold the 4 Star/Canoe Leader award or the old SI/Level 3 Canoe Coach award as a minimum to enrol on this course. A current White Water Safety & Rescue course is required before training. Steve runs WWSR courses should you need to update.

Cost £275
Dates 4(eve)-6 December 2020
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“Hi Steve, Thanks very much for the wonderful two day training course in the Alps – everyone had a great time!”

Andy Gibbs, Paddlesports Instructor, PGL

Advanced Canoe Leader Assessment

This two day, one evening course will assess your open water and grade 3 river personal paddling, navigation, safety, rescue and group leadership skills day and night against British Canoeing’s syllabus. When you enrol, Steve will be happy to discuss your course with you beforehand so you can ask questions and ensure you know what will be expected.

Cost £275
Dates Winter date to be decided. Also by arrangement, please call.
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“Hi Steve, Thank you for putting up with me being a nervous wreck. It was really good that I managed not to let negative thoughts destroy everything, the way you ran the assessment made this possible … I think it was the things you didn’t do that made the difference. You didn’t create that doom laden atmosphere … because it is an assessment! Anything like that would almost be a trigger to confirm self doubt. You didn’t create an artificial ‘gravitas’. It was just like going paddling. Also the clients you chose were all really lovely people which made a big difference.”

Lizzie Harrington, Outdoor Education tutor, Richmond