Combination Community Kayak Instructor Level I Pool and Open Water

NCCP Level 1

Target Audience: Club or summer camp instructors teaching kayaking in supervised pools and on unsupervised flatwater sites

Course Duration: Two days

– Minimum Age: 16 years
– Must have intermediate flatwater skills
– Active instructors must have Standard First Aid and CPR certification

Environment: Teaching beginners in the pool and on outdoor flatwater, such as lakes canals, ponds or non-moving water sites (flow less than 10 metres/minute)

Course Outline: This course combines the basics of the pool course and the technical review of the Open Water course. It includes:
– NCCP overview
– Basic pool safety
– Pool and paddling equipment
– Boat fit
– Getting in and out of boats – dryland and wet exits
– Basic strokes; forward and reverse; sweeps, draws, hip flicks, high and low braces, flatwater roll, and hand of god
– Practise routines
– Games
– Professionalism, ethics, and promotion
– Teaching methodology
– Risk management
– Site selection and group management
– Environment monitoring – weather and water conditions
– Common paddling injuries
– Basic rescue techniques
– Professional issues and administration

Course Fee: $300.00 includes National and Provincial Certification Fees:

(Does not include pool costs – 3 hours of pool rental or clean warm swimming water required – local host organization is best suited to make this booking)

(Does not include advertising, administration, travel, accommodation or meal costs for running a course that may be charged by the service provider)

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