Becoming a provider of the new Paddlesport Leader Award

This is a new and exciting offer within the suite of awards developed and offered by British Canoeing and, as such, it is gratifying that you have shown interest in wanting to deliver it.

CANI envisage that the interest in the Paddlesport Leader Award will be high and indeed impact on the overall numbers of individuals signing up to take a Level 1 qualification – therefore we will need to ensure that we have an appropriate resource of providers sitting behind this development. That said, and while we will want to make sure that providers are developed both in terms of demand and geographical spread, we wish to ensure that provision is balanced and that we can support them appropriately moving forwards.

Recognising the above issues, we aim to closely manage the role out of providers in Northern Ireland from year one to four, capping the number of providers accepted to eight.

CANI’s four year workforce plan
Phase 1 – recruitment from existing Coach Educators and Leadership providers

 

•          Year one – Existing Coach Educators and leadership providers will submit application.

•          Recruit four of these existing providers.

•          Attend Paddlesport Leader orientation.

•          Once sign off is completed they will be part of the Paddlesport Leader delivery team from years one to four.

•          Their role will be to deliver Paddlesport Leader Assessments and mentor new providers on their courses.

•          Minimum of one mentee to be present on each course, until their final sign off.

•          There will be a phasing out period in years three and four. In year three these providers will only be allowed to deliver 50% of the amount of courses that they delivered in year two and in year four, 25% of the amount of courses that they delivered in year  three.

•          After year four this team of providers and the National Trainer will no longer be Paddlesport Leader providers. This may change if there are insufficient new providers.

•          Licences will be reviewed annually based on need.

Phase 1 – recruitment of new providers

 

•          Year one – Potential providers submit application.

•          Recruit four new aspirant providers.

•          Aspirant provider attends Paddlesport Leader orientation.

•          Observe Paddlesport Leader assessments with a mentor, throughout Paddlesport Leader pathway.

•          When action plan complete – final sign off.

•          Start delivering Paddlesport Leader assessments.

•          Minimum of one mentee to be present on each course, until their final sign off.

•          Act as mentor from year four onwards, to phase two aspirant providers until final sign off.

•          Licences will be reviewed annually based on need.

Phase 2 recruitment of new providers

 

•          Year four – Potential providers will submit application.

•          Recruit four new aspirant providers.

•          Aspirant provider attends Paddlesport Leader orientation.

•          Observe Paddlesport Leader assessments with a mentor.

•          When action plan complete – final sign off.

•          Start delivering Paddlesport Leader assessments.

•          Act as mentor to phase three mentees 1 year after final sign off, if required.

•          Licences will be reviewed annually based on need.

Process Review ·         CANI will review this pathway based upon the workforce requirement. CANI will determine if the scheme is to be extended and a phase 3 is required.

·         CANI will review Licences annually based on need.

CANI reserves the right to review and change any aspect of this programme as and when required.

2017 Paddlesport Provider Applications – CANI

Applications for the role of Paddlesport Leader Provider for 2017 will be accepted between Friday 2nd June and Monday 3rd July 2017. Following the closure of the application period, applications will be considered against the wider British Canoeing requirements outlined in the documents, as well as against a more specific workforce plan for Northern Ireland. Further details and the course guide can be found on the CANI website via the following link:

http://cani.org.uk/learning-and-awards/leadership/

This plan requires CANI to ensure that its workforce is both current in terms of theoretical and practical delivery as well as having a solid multi boat based background and solid experience of Stand Up Paddleboard activity. Providers should be prepared to commit to the delivery of a minimum of 2 courses per year.  Additionally, the plan requires that we encourage new Providers in to the coach educator arena and we particularly welcome interest from female coaches.

Selected providers to attend training will be required to successfully complete both theoretical and practical aspects of the training.

For details on the role and application pack please see folder below;

  • Role Description for Paddlesport Leader Providers – this provides an outline of the role’s key responsibilities and personal profile requirements for prospective providers.
  • Paddlesport Leader Provider Requirements – this provides an indication of the recruitment and development requirements for prospective providers.
  • Application for Paddlesport Leader Provider role – this is to be completed and returned to Rodger Hamilton Club and Coaching Officer, email: rodgerhamilton@cani.org.uk should you wish to apply.

Documents 1 and 2 provide a clear overview of the general role, requirements and competencies of prospective providers across British Canoeing as a whole.   Document 3 is the application form you should submit if you wish to apply for the role.

Applications will be considered during the latter part of July and initial offers made to prospective providers at the end of July. If your application is successful, a training/orientation fee of £250 will apply to secure your place. This fee includes training, orientation and support through to final sign off.

Should you require any further details, in the first instance please contact Rodger Hamilton Club and Coaching Officer; E: rodgerhamilton@cani.org.uk M:07747794343

 

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