Date(s) - 21/08/2022 - 26/08/2022
Capel Curig Training Camp
Restrictions. This course is open to CFAV’s and Cadets aged 16 plus from the ACF and CCF. ATC and SCC CFAV bids are welcome on a top up basis only. Candidates must have the ability to swim confidently in the open water and river environment wearing normal paddling clothes.
Course Content. The Intermediate Canoe Award is a 5-day course delivered in a moving (Grade 2) and open water environment with winds up to force 3. The course content includes clothing and equipment, access and conservation, river hazards and grading, weather, lifting, carrying and launching, efficient forward/reverse paddling, moving sideways, edging, support strokes, breaking in/out, ferry gliding, group/self/deep water rescues, boat trim, sailing and poling. The outcome of this course is for the candidate to demonstrate personal competence in paddling open water in wind conditions of Beaufort Force 3 and on grade 1 moving water as part of a led group. The British Canoeing Canoe Award is incorporated into this course.
Candidates must have the following pre-requisites to attend this course:
• Hold the BCU 2 star award or BOC/O2F
• Provide evidence of at least 3 different open canoe journeys, of about 3 hour’s duration (10Km) each; at least 1 of these needs to be in an open water environment, and 1 on a river trip.
Upon successful completion of this course candidates will be issued a British Canoeing Canoe Award. This qualification is the pre entry level of award to apply for the British Canoeing Awarding Body (BCAB) Paddlesport Leader
This course may be used towards a gold DofE residential project.
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.