Date(s) - 23/10/2022 - 28/10/2022
Halton Training Camp
Restrictions. This course is open to CFAV’s and Cadets aged 16years + from the ACF and CCF. ATC and SCC CFAV bids are welcome on a top up basis only. Candidates must be water confident and be able to swim 25mts.
Course Content. This is a 5 day introduction to Open Canoeing (BOC) in a sheltered water environment. The course content includes clothing and equipment, access and conservation, weather, lifting, carrying and launching, efficient forward and reverse paddling, turning, moving sideways, manoeuvring the Canoe in confined spaces, self/group rescues and participating in a journey. The outcome of this course is for the candidate to demonstrate a competent level of skill as a member of a team led by a qualified Paddlesport or Moderate Water Leader.
Notes. Candidates should be physically fit, free from injury and have a keen interest in adventurous activities. This course may be used towards a gold DofE residential project. Upon successful completion of this course candidates will be issued a CCAT course certificate and brassard badge (cadets only).
CPD. Qualified Paddlesport Instructors or Leaders can attend the BOC as an observer to refresh and update their skills with current best practice.
*The BOC is an entry level qualification for the British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor award.
CCAT Application Process.
A CCAT course application is available on WESTMINSTER and the CCAT website www.armycadetadventure.co.uk. The course fee is £40.00. An electronic course application is required to be placed onto WESTMINSTER by your ACF/CCF unit. The CCAT course application form should be completed in full, is legible, signed and authorised by your unit ACF/CCF.
The fully completed CCAT course application should then be sent to HQ CCAT, Capel Curig, either by:
a. Email with the payment paid by BACs with student name + course i.e. Smith H1/BRC in the banking reference (preferable).
b. Post with a cheque made payable to CCAT ensuring the name of the student and course is written on the back of the cheque.