Would YOU like to take pupils Canoeing or Kayaking?

A fantastic opportunity to become a paddlesport coach – all easily accessible within East Lothian

BCU/UKCC Level 1 Paddlesport coaching course

12 & 13 March 2011 0900-1700 (weekend)

This course is being run at the Outdoor Learning Service base here in Musselburgh by the Scottish Canoe Association

The cost of the 2 day course will be £25 (normally £100 but subsidised by 75% for SCA members)

Please click here to view the coaching pathway for paddlesport


2 star paddlesport award – Syllabus here. Free from you Outdoor Learning Service. Certification costs of £5

Dates of training and assessment you can access if needed. These only need to attended if you need your 2 star award

26 Nov 2010 1300-1700

10 Dec 2010 1300-1700

15 Jan 2011 1000-1500

11 Feb 2011 1300-1700

25 Feb 2011 1300-1700

Foundation Safety and Rescue Training Course – free from your Outdoor Learning Service. Certification costs (£10?)

27 Nov 2010 0900 – 1600

Be a member of the SCA (Scottish Canoe Association) £30

Before the course you will require to register for the award at a cost of £39

Total cost approx £110 plus your time and effort. This is fantastic value to become a UKCC (United Kingdom Coaching Certificate) level 1 coach in paddlesport.

The 2 day course will run here at your Outdoor Learning Base at Musselburgh. The FSRT course will be run here at Musselburgh. Training and Assessment for 2 star paddlesport will be held at various locations across East Lothian: River Tyne; River Esk; Whitadder reservoir; Musselburgh Lagoons; Prestonpans swimming pool.

With guidance/ observation and further experience you will be able to use boats from the outdoor learning service at specific venues (Musselburgh Lagoons/ Seafield Pond – West Barns/ River Tyne at Haddington/ Prestonpans Swimming pool) to coach your own pupils or indeed fellow staff. As a level 1 coach you will receive frequent invites from your Outdoor Learning Service to assist on paddlesport course and expeditions. See some of our expedition reports and photos on the Outdoor Learning Website

In the first instance please get in touch with Martyn Pegg as soon as possible

Please note that this is for teaching staff only (evidence of teaching qualification required) and for those that have some experience of paddlesport and an interest in coaching/teaching others in the sport.

Free! Outdoor Learning CPD for Teachers

The LTS Outdoor Learning CPD programme is designed for teachers and early years’ practitioners to build capacity, develop skills and increase confidence in order that more children and young people have ‘regular and frequent’ opportunities to learn outdoors.

The sessions are intended to support staff following the publication of the guidance document ‘Curriculum for Excellence through outdoor learning’, the six regional conferences in May and June 2010 and the outdoor learning online resource.

The last 3 CPD sessions – Bridging the Gap through Outdoor Learning – are the largest sessions (in terms of capacity) being run and they are open to all practitioners – CLD workers, youth workers, voluntary sector organisations, teachers and others.

Follow the LTS link on the programme to book a place…

Learning in the Outdoor Environment

What: Learning in the Outdoor Environment
When: Monday 29 November 2010

Speakers: Sheena Johnstone
Memorial Lecture

Claire Warden

Venue : The City Chambers, High St. EH1 1YJ
Time: 6.45pm The speaker will begin at 7.30pm

Booking is essential

Members please e mail kate.frame@btinternet.com

Non members please send details and £7 (students £1)
Kate Frame, 14 West Catherine Place,
Edinburgh, EH12 5HZ.

NB Places are allocated on a first come basis