• Paddlesport Leader Assessment
    23rd April 2018
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Paddlesport Leader Assessment
    24th April 2018
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

This exciting, new award is ideal for Instructors, Canoe Clubs, University groups, Scout/Guide leaders and School teachers
looking to take on formal leadership responsibilities in benign, sheltered water environments and aims to support Leaders to run safe, quality, enjoyable trips based on their group’s needs and aspirations.

We believe that assessments should be an enjoyable learning experience for all involved. With this in mind we will create a relaxed, professional environment that will allow you to focus on the job in hand and perform to the best of your abilities.

The assessment will be run by an active British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader National trainer, who really wants to see you out on the waterusing this great award with groups!

British Canoeing have produced some fantastic resources to support this award, including an e-learning suite which can be found here:


Pre- requisites

Paddlers wishing to complete a Paddlesport Leader Assessment are required to register with their Home Nation before they are able to attend the assessment.


Valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing recognised 1-day First Aid award

Full Home Nation Association Membership

Be 16 years old – although by law you will not be deemed responsible to lead until you reach 18 years old.

Cost: £165 (excluding BC Leader Registration)

For all enquires and bookings please email: training@channelgroup.co.uk or call us on 01643 708715

We also have a range of preparation days leading up to assessment should you wish to brush up on a few things beforehand.


Appledore Quay Car Park, Appledore, Devon, EX391RL, United Kingdom


For this course it will be best to park at the Quay – there is also free parking along the main road.
Appledore benefits from 3 ‘Pay & Display’ Car Parks with a total of 229 spaces, located at:
Car Park Main Access Road(s) Postcode Capacity
Churchfields The Quay (adjacent to Churchfield Road) EX391RL 163
Odun Road Richmond Road / Myrtle Street or Bude Street to Odun Road EX391PT 37
West Appledore Torridge Road EX391RT 29
There is also some free on-street parking along Appledore Quay