This 10 week module is for those who are looking to start gaining NGB instructor qualifications in canoe and kayak and to be able to safely lead groups in the hills. Based at the Abernethy School of Adventure Leadership on the shores of Loch Linnhe and a stones throw from Ben Nevis and the Glencoe there is no better location for some quality outdoor adventures!
The module introduces the basics of paddling for you to be able to confidently canoe and kayak on flat and moving water and offers the first level of instructional qualifications at the end of the module. Also included is the opportunity to gain skills and experience in the mountains, culminating in the Mountain Leader training.
An added bonus is the DofE Assessors course which will enable you to work on Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions.
Regardless of whether or not you already have a first aid qualification, the BASP 2 day certificate is comprehensive enough to qualify the Mountain Leader, paddling and DofE awards and can be used as a refresher of previous training.
You should have full waterproofs, a day sack, walking boots, first aid kit and a map case and compass. We can, provide any other equipment required as part of the cost of the module.
The fee for this 11 week module is £2700 all inclusive.
The course runs from the 11th September 2017 to 25th November 2017.
Our experienced, qualified instructional team will deliver coaching to give you enough experience to take part in the training and assessment courses listed above.
A typical day will start with breakfast followed by a short daily meeting. A full day of coaching or un-coached practice time will follow with a review of the day and dinner on return to the centre. During an NGB course, there may be evening input from the visiting coach.
Weekends are free time but it is expected that module participants will spend the time refining skills and taking some rest!
Abernethy operates 4 Christian adventure activity centres and a bunkhouse in Scotland along with a Swiss winter ski training base. The School of Adventure Leadership is in its 20th year of operation and is home to our flagship one year fully residential Outdoor Instructor Training Course. Module participants will be training alongside our residential students.
The Abernethy staff team are all Christians and are here to provide a comfortable, welcoming and memorable experience to all who visit. Our dependence is on God and prayer underpins everything we do. We are a charitable trust - with Christian values at the core of our service. Course participants will be required to be sympathetic with our Christian ethos. Module participants are invited to join our optional weekly evening team fellowship session. Abernethy operates an on-site no smoking / no alcohol policy.
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