Paddlesport Guide Course
with Beyond Adventure
Beyond Adventure is a people focused business that cares for both its staff and customers. We feel that part of our responsibility as an industry leader is to help nurture and support others on their pathway to becoming full time outdoor professionals and to this aim we will regularly employ aspirant instructors during the summer months.
At Beyond Adventure we value all of our staff and their contribution to the Beyond Adventure family and believe in paying fairly and competitively.
We do our best to operate in an environmentally friendly way, by managing our vehicle use well, working with companies that hold similar values to us (Hou canoes who no longer wrap boats in plastic for delivery), recycling where possible and operating our expeditions in a Leave No Trace manner.
A Typical Day on this Course
Itinerary (subject to learners needs)
After meeting up with our team and the others on the course, we will spend a few days out on the water exploring our basic paddling skills in canoe, kayak and stand up paddle boards and creating our individual action plans for the rest of the course. At the end of the week we will do a British Association of Ski Patrollers 2 day Outdoor First Aid Course.
Our week will start with a 2 day Royal Lifesaving Society National Water Safety Management Programme. Then 3 days of on water training including both the British Canoeing (BC) SUP module and the BC Foundation Safety and Rescue course.
We spend the whole week focusing on moving water in kayak and complete both our BC 3 star White Water Kayak and Whitewater Safety and Rescue courses.
Our focus turns to open canoeing with a micro expedition, finishing the week with our BC 3 star Open Canoe.
Leadership becomes our focus for week 5 looking in depth at leadership principals and doing our BC Paddlesports Leader Assessment.
As our course draws to a close we will do a BC Moderate Water Leader followed by looking to your future pathway and discussing individual action plans.
Who are we looking for?
Do you enjoy working and learning as part of a small team?
Do you have a passion for working with people?
Do your enjoy being outdoors, even during the winter?
Have you paddled before?
Can you swim ? (Essential pre-requisite)
Are you over 18?
The course is aimed at paddlers with some prior experience in canoe, kayak or SUP.
As this is a six week course a good level of general fitness will certainly help as some of the days will be long and hard work. Don’t worry though, we're confident you will enjoy the experience and the rewards will be well worth it!
What we can offer you
You will get from us;
Cascade Dry Suit,
Shuck half-cut Helmet,
Snake Sling & Karabiner,
In total worth £800!
What you could finish with…
British Association of Ski Patrollers 2 day Outdoor First Aid
Royal Lifesaving Society National Water Safety Management
British Canoeing Foundation Safety and Rescue
British Canoeing Whitewater Safety and Rescue
British Canoeing Three Star Open Canoe
British Canoeing Three Star Whitewater Kayak
British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader
British Canoeing Moderate Water Leader Open Canoe or Whitewater Kayak
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