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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.