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SCA Subsidised Courses 2018

Fri 08 June 2018

It’s that time of year again; when we announce details of leadership and safety training courses to support volunteers in clubs. 

The SCA is pleased to offer financial support to clubs and their volunteers through a series of centrally organised courses where club coaches can attend at subsidised rates. Details of these subsidised courses and how to book are below. 

Subsidised courses for 2018 are announced as follows:

White Water Safety & Rescue

3rd - 4rd November - River Nith - Calum McNicol 

17th - 18th November - Grandtully - Lyle Smith

24 - 25th November - Fort William - Matt Haydock

White Water Kayak Leader Award 

Training: 15th - 16th September - Grandtully - Matt Haydock 

Training: 10th - 11th November - Spey/Findhorn - Jim Gibson  

Assessment: 1st - 2nd December  - Spey/Findhorn - Jim Gibson & Matt Haydock 

Sea Kayak Leader Award 

Training: 6th - 7th October - Skye - Kate Duffus 

Training: 20th - 21st October - Black Isle - Donald Thomson

Assessment: 3rd - 4th November - Fort William - Claire Knifton & Kate Duffus

Canoe Leader Award 

Training: 29th - 30th September - Speyside - Claire Knifton  

Training: 27th - 28th October -  River Tieth & Loch Lubnaig (Callander Area) - Sam Dean 

Assessment: 24th & 25th November - Aberfeldy Area - Claire Knifton & Sam Dean  

All these courses are open to SCA Full/Junior Individual Members who are volunteers in an SCA Affiliated Club. Courses are priced at £75 each per person (including the BC candidate fees for WWSR). 

Please encourage your club members who might be interested to book a place online via SCA Portal or contact the SCA office on 0131 317 7314. We also require a short supporting statement from yourself, the club chair or coaching officer outlining the benefit the training/award will bring to the club. Please send this supporting statement to within 2 weeks of the booking. This is designed to ensure the subsidised course meets the needs of the club as well as an individual. We also invite leaders who complete an assessment to volunteer to run a Paddle Scotland tour. 

These courses are very popular, so please book in good time to avoid disappointment. We reserve the right to prioritise spaces to clubs who have most need and to refuse bookings from several members of the same club if the course is oversubscribed. 

Click here to go to the events listings and to book the Leadership and Safety Courses!