Paddlesport Leader (PSL)
Paddlesport Touring Leader (PSTL)
The British Canoeing Paddlesport Touring Leader would be deemed appropriate to operate in inland tidal water, which includes defined beaches (where the group could easily land) slow moving estuaries (less than 0.5 Knots) and in winds not above Beaufort force 4 (force 3 if wind direction is offshore).
Paddlesport Leader and Paddlesport Touring Leader Training
We firmly believe that the student/learner/paddler is at the centre of their individual development journey. To support your development effectively we understand the need to be flexible in our tutoring provision. We will work with you to build a development plan that is right for you. There is no requirement to complete PSL or PSTL training. Aspirant leaders can go directly to assessment.
Full Development Training.
This is for paddlers that have the personal paddling skills for the environment of the award but have little or no on water leadership experience. We will work within a river and/or open water environment to develop the skills in small groups (max of 4 learners) over 4 days (2 in each environment) to meet the individual needs of the aspirant leaders. You may chose to focus on a specific environment (river or open water) as your needs dictate. This training will follow the syllabus of British Canoeing PSL or PSTL in each environment. If you complete training in both environments you can chose to have this training registered.
Paddlesport leader River & Open Water 11th 12th June 2022 Hereford & Brecon Beacons National Park £185
Paddlesport Touring Leader River 16th 17th November 2022 North Yorkshire £185
Open Water 22nd 23rd November 2022 Lake District National Park £185
Top up and tweak training
Aspirant leaders who have some experience but want to develop more, can use this training as a check and balance for their confidence before going into further development. For these people we offer a ‘top up and tweak’. A single day in each environment (if you chose to do both) where you have the opportunity to practice and learn the specific skills you need. Again this is done in small groups (maximum of 4 learners). We don’t follow the syllabus for BC PSL and PSTL. The training is delivered to meet learner’s individual needs around the skills required.
Paddlesport leader River 16th August 2022 River Wye £92
15th August 2022 Brecon Beacons National Park £92
Mix and Match
To make this even more flexible you can mix and match. If you are fairly confident on the river but unsure on open water you could chose to take full development on open water (2days) and ‘top up tweak training’ (1day)for the river. If you wish to have a chat about your needs, or you are looking for advice, please contact us either message or give us a call