Date(s) - 03/12/2021 - 05/12/2021
Capel Curig Training Camp
Restrictions. This course is open to CFAV’s and Cadets 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. Senior Cadets over 17years may also apply.
Prior to attending a Paddlesport Leader assessment you must complete the following:
• Home Nation Delivery Centre registration – a copy of the candidate registration form must be attached to the CCAT course application form.
• Valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing recognised 1-day first aid award – evidence to be presented on the course
• Full Home Nation Delivery Centre Membership – Home Nation membership number must be included on the CCAT course application form.
• Personal paddling competence – CCAT candidates must have completed either the ICA / British Canoeing Canoe Award, IKA / British Canoeing White Water Award, British Canoeing Stand Up Paddleboard (Sheltered Water) Award or an old BCU 3 Star Award as the minimum pre-requisite
• Senior Cadets 17+yrs can apply to attend the CCAT Paddlesport Instructor course. Note that you cannot be deemed responsible for leadership by law until you turn 18 years of age.
Consolidation. The period between training and assessment varies in length for each person and is an opportunity to develop your skills, paying particular attention to any weaknesses identified during the training course. Ensure you complete the prerequisites and further development identified in your action plan prior to applying for an assessment.
Course Content, BCAB Paddlesport Leader Award assessment (PSLA) is a 1-day course to assess 2 x candidates or a 2-day course to assess 4 x candidates. The primary role of the Paddlesport Leader is to lead, to supervise, or facilitate safe, quality, enjoyable trips in a ‘sheltered water’ environment based on their group’s needs and aspirations. Safety, quality and enjoyment will primarily be achieved through choice of venue, equipment and leadership strategies that match the group’s specific needs. The award does not include progressive coaching of technical skills but focuses on learning through experience. One of the main responsibilities of a Paddlesport Leader is to use their skills and judgement to select appropriate trips/journeys for the paddlers they work with. These decisions will be based on their own abilities and skills, and the profiling of their group’s needs and aspirations. The qualification is designed such that the Leader can choose the craft from which they work.
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.