Topics covered include but are not limited to:
- Craft, Personal Protection Gear & Clothing
- First Aid Kit
- Repair Kit
- Spare Clothing
- Adequate Food & Water
Coaching & Skills Analysis
- Weather & Tides Interpretation
- Strokes (on land)
- Capsize drill
Program Overview & Navigation
Teaching Style (clear & concise)
Paddle Craft & Equipment:
You need to decide which craft you will be assessed in, as the award is craft specific. If you are teaching/guiding people in kayaks, you will need the “Kayak” award. You may hold both a canoe and kayak qualification in any PAQS award, however paddling skills will need to be assessed in both craft types.
It is expected that participants will supply their own equipment including kayak/canoe, PFD, paddles (including spare), spray deck and helmet. East Coast Kayaking can provide any or all of this equipment - please notify us at the time of booking if you need to hire equipment. Please detail personal equipment on the checklist on the Participant Information form emailed to you following your booking to determine its suitability.
Paddle clothing needs to be suitable for the conditions and environment - to protect you from sun, wind and cold.
Location: Our Training Centre at 37 Jetty Road, Sandringham, with the practical component on the sheltered waters of Sandringham Harbour. Other locations for your private group / organisation can be arranged - contact us to discuss.
Duration: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Cost: $295. Kayak or Canoe hire $50 if required
Class Size: Maximum 6 participants