BBHQ require that the minimum qualification for taking young people on the water in paddlesport craft is the British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader Award. (All qualifications must be current).
This allows leaders to take a group of mixed craft out for trips in the sheltered water environment.
The Canoe Club and British Canoeing provide support for leaders to attain this qualification and the nessessary skills required.
BC Paddlesport Leader Award
BC personal skills Paddlesport Discover Award
BC personal Skills Paddlesport Explore Award
Sheltered Water definition
Canoe Club courses
The minimum qualifications for supervising Duke of Edinburgh Canoe / Kayak expeditions under the Brigade Operating Authority is Paddlesport Leader and Expedition and Outdoor Leadership standard for Bornze and Silver (Gold will require qualifications suitable with the environment paddled and advanced EOL). Both qualifications must be held by the same leader.