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Subsidised Courses for Clubs 2019

Thu 13 June 2019

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 2019 are announced as follows:

5-6 October Canoe Leader Assessment Grandtully area
21-22 September Canoe Leader Training Grandtully area
21 September Paddlesport Leader Assessment Tayside
26 October Paddlesport Leader Assessment Castle Semple
28 September Paddlesport Leader Assessment Fort William
16 November Paddlesport Leader Assessment Grampian
23-24 November Sea Kayak Leader Assessment Fort William area
28-29 September Sea Kayak Leader Training Black Isle
26-27 October White Water Kayak Leader Assessment Grandtully area
28-29 September White Water Kayak Leader Training Speyside
9-10 November White Water Safety and Rescue Grandtully TBC
30 Nov - 1 Dec White Water Safety and Rescue Grandtully

Who is eligible

All these courses are open to SCA Full/Junior Individual Members who are volunteers in an SCA Affiliated Club. 

How to book

To reserve a place on one of the courses please log in to SCA portal and navigate to the Subsidised Courses for Clubs section, under Events & Courses. Ticket options will only be visible when logged in, to those who are an SCA member and also registered on the system as a Club Associate in an SCA Affiliated Club.  

We also require a short supporting statement from 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 reserving your place. 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. 

Your place will be confirmed once we have: 

  • received online booking and payment
  • received short supporting statement 
  • checked any necessary pre-requisites for the course

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. 


We have introduced an early booking discount for bookings more than 6 weeks in advance of the course. Courses cost: 

  • £75 for early discount rate (up to 6 weeks before the start of the course)
  • £85 thereafter (less than 6 weeks before the start of the course). 

Course prices include the BC candidate fees where applicable. Course prices do not include accomodation, food or refreshments. 

These courses are very popular, so please book in good time to avoid disappointment!