Community Kayak Instructor – Open Water

NCCP Level 1

Target Audience: Club or summer camp instructors teaching kayaking on unsupervised flatwater sites

Course Duration: One day

Prerequisites:
– AWA Member
– Minimum Age: 16 years
– Must have intermediate flatwater skills
– Certified as a NCCP Community Kayak Instructor – Pool
– Active instructors must have Standard First Aid and CPR certification

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

Course Outline: This course builds upon the basics of the pool course and includes:
– NCCP overview
– Equipment
– Risk management
– Teaching methodology
– Site selection and group management
– Environment monitoring – weather and water conditions
– Technical skills; forward & reverse paddling, sweeps, low & high brace, draw, bow draw, flatwater roll
– Common paddling injuries
– Basic rescue techniques for lake environment
– Games and exercises
– Professional issues and administration

Course Fee: $225.00 includes National and Provincial Certification Fees:

(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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Community Kayak Instructor – Open Water (AWA / NCCP Level 1):

Target Audience: Club or summer camp instructors teaching kayaking on unsupervised flatwater sites
Course Duration: One day
Prerequisites: ● AWA Member
● Minimum Age: 16 years
● Must have intermediate flatwater skills
● Certified as a NCCP Community Kayak Instructor – Pool
● Active instructors must have Standard First Aid and CPR certification
Environment: Teaching beginners on outdoor flatwater, such as lakes canals, ponds or non-moving water sites (flow less than 10 metres/minute)
(Does not include advertising, administration, travel, accommodation or meal costs for running a course that may be charged by the service provider)
Course Outline: This course builds upon the basics of the pool course and includes:● NCCP overview
● Equipment
● Risk management
● Teaching methodology
● Site selection and group management
● Environment monitoring – weather and water conditions
● Technical skills; forward & reverse paddling, sweeps, low & high brace, draw, bow draw, flatwater roll
● Common paddling injuries
● Basic rescue techniques for lake environment
● Games and exercises
● Professional issues and administration
Suggested Course Fee: $150 includes National and Provincial Certification Fees:
(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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