Many club members are not coaches or qualified leaders, yet they do perform the role of assisting within groups and in running sessions. There is now a British Canoeing award available which recognises these skills. It is open to anyone 14 years and above and is ideal for young paddlers. In some ways this award replaces the old Cadet Leader scheme.
There are more details on the British Canoeing website.
Don’t let the paperwork put you off. There are no requirements to attend a formal training course.
Many of our helpers already have sufficient skills to qualify for the award. Some may want some short training sessions and assistance in completing the log book.
We hope to offer training sessions for anyone interested in gaining this award.
For further information, or to show interest in this scheme please contact Claire Hardwick via firstname.lastname@example.org