Courses

Paddle Awards

Paddle Award: Nomad Paddle Start – Kayak

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A fun and enjoyable practical session, introducing you to paddlesport. The prerequisite level for joining Nomads.No experience required though you need to be aged 10 or above (aged 13 or above for our October courses), and be able to swim 25m and be confident in open water.3 hours£45 (non-members)

£30 (members)

Dates in 2024
Further dates will be added to the schedule below upon confirmation of Coach/Instructor availability.
To register your interest in attending future Paddle Start courses, please contact us and we will add you to our contact list. We will then contact you as the next dates are confirmed.

DateDayTimeAge GroupPlaces available
25/05/2024Saturday10:00 – 13:0018+Booking closed
01/06/2024Saturday10:00 – 13:0010+Booking closed
To book a place on one of the above courses please use our Online Booking System.

Paddle Award: Nomad Paddle Discover

To register your interest in attending, or for more information, on Paddle Discover courses, please contact us and we will add you to our contact list so we can contact you once course dates are published.

SyllabusPrerequisitesDurationCost
The next step towards becoming an independent paddler, developing an understanding of the factors which affect your paddling; developing your decision making and practical skills, giving you confidence on the water.You need to be aged 10 or above (aged 13 or above for our October courses).
Have previously attended a Nomad led Paddle Start Kayak Course.
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To book a place on one of the above courses please use our Online Booking System.

Paddle Award: Nomad Paddle Explore

To register your interest in attending, or for more information, on Paddle Explore courses, please contact us and we will add you to our contact list so we can contact you once course dates are published.

SyllabusPrerequisitesDuration Cost
The final British Canoeing Paddle Award offered by Nomads, this course gives you ownership, allowing you to choose where you move next in the world of paddlesport, it includes journeying where you take a trip in your chosen craft and are required to demonstrate your ability to confidently manoeuvre your craft on lakes, canals and rivers.You need to be aged 10 or above (aged 13 or above or our October courses) and have demonstrated that you have recently attended a Nomad led Paddle Discover course.

You will also need a packed lunch for the day.
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To book a place on the above course please use our Online Booking System.

Beyond the Paddle Awards (Courses available at/through Nomads)

Rescue Emergency Care Level 1 (REC1) First Aid

Note: The cost of this course is subsidised for Nomad Members.

SyllabusPrerequisitesDurationCost Places Available
The course will include all the content of a standard REC 1 course plus tailored content around hypothermia that water based instructors and activity leaders will find especially useful.

Course Dates
Saturday 27 April 2024
None8 hours
08:45-18:00
£30 (members)
Click here to book

£60 (non-members) Book through the CST website
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Paddlesport Safety & Rescue Training Course (formerly FSRT)

Note: The cost of this course is subsidised for Nomad Members.

SyllabusPrerequisitesDurationCostPlaces Available
Do you want to know what to do if either you or others fall into the water? This course will support you to consider safe practices, provide practical solutions to common issues and appropriate responses to incidents, providing peace of mind when venturing out onto the water. An essential course for the independent paddler. This course is also a prerequisite for British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor.
Further information can be found on the Paddle UK (formerly British Canoeing) and Paddles Up Training websites.
Course Dates
Saturday 15 June 2024
Paddle
Explore
Award or equivalent experience

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BC Registration

8 hours
09:00-17:00
£50 (members) Click here to book

£75 (non-members) Book through the CST website
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Paddlesport Instructor Award

Note: The cost of this course is subsidised for Nomad Members.

SyllabusPrerequisitesDurationCostPlaces Available
The Paddlesport Instructor Award is the baseline qualification for supervising Aquadrome based
Club sessions.

Course Dates
Monday 27th – Tuesday 28th May 2024
FSRT/PSRT

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BC Registration
2 days
09:00 -17:00
£105 (members) Click here to book

£205 (non-members)
Book through the CST website
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Introduction to Safeguarding eLearning

SyllabusPrerequisitesDurationCost
This course covers introductory safeguarding awareness, explaining best practice and what to do if you have a concern.
The course is baseline qualification for supervising Aquadrome based club sessions.

This eLearning module is provide by Paddle UK (formerly British Canoeing)
Click here to access the course
None45 mins£10