The primary role of the Paddlesport Instructor is to deliver safe and enjoyable taster/starter sessions based on their group’s needs and aspirations. The qualification will support the instructor 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 support learning, inspire adventure and exploration. This will be enhanced with support on how these sessions can be delivered in a way that is enjoyable, safe and rewarding.
It is anticipated that the qualification is likely to be used by instructors in clubs, centres, schools, Duke of Edinburgh, Youth Groups, Uniformed Groups, etc. Instructors who are involved in running taster/starter sessions for:
·Children and young people as part of a wider educational experience;
·People as part of a leisure, activity, social or holiday experience;
·People wanting ‘to have a go’ at the sport; maybe as a potential new regular participant.The process of completing the qualification aims to help prepare candidates for their first paddlesport instructing role; ‘primed and ready’.