It’s been a good start to the first week back in sea kayaking Cornwall. The six week guide training course combined with the BC Sea leaders award, so far we’ve covered rock skills, leadership, a bit of surf and here some difficult landings. A real bonus to the week was that Freya Hoffmeister was with us to start the season off with a bang, giving a great presentation on the first day of the training which served to inspire us all. Freya will be joining us at this years symposium, helping us to celebrate our fifteen years of trading.
Sea Kayaking Cornwall, in association with R.E.C Trainer Paul Cahill, shall be hosting a Wilderness First Responder course as part of their ISKGA six week Guide training program.
This course is one of the pre requisite awards for any coastal or advanced guide within the ISKGA system and is an essential ingredient for any guide operating in a wilderness or remote environment.
The course is £640 and shall be taking place at Tregedna Farm, Falmouth. The WFR course is an intensive, scenario based first aid course and the qualification lasts for three years.
Dates: 22nd - 27th February 2018
If anyone is interested in booking a place on this course please email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or reply to this post or through FB Messenger
Position available for an ISKGA qualified Coastal or Advanced Guide:
Sea Kayak Expedition Leader and eCALA Life Team Member
eCALA Life is a unique village of geodesic domes on the island of Patmos in Greece. We offer a variety of week long learning holiday programmes throughout our season June to early October.
We are looking for a qualified instructor to lead our Sea Explore programme. We would also welcome enquiries from anyone looking to extend or relocate an existing business with equipment etc., to Patmos.
The role will involve teaching kayaking, and if possible also paddle boarding and snorkelling, Monday to Friday, to a small number of adult guests (likely 4-6) who have selected the Sea Explore programme. It will also involve supervising adult guests, not on the Sea Explore programme, who would like to try/go kayaking or boarding during their afternoon leisure time.
We are open to suggestions from applicants as to how they might design the Sea Explore programme to develop over the week. However, we would envisage a combination of technical instruction, including navigation and survival, and daily sea expeditions. The leader may for example, design small group scenarios/challenges that require decision making and problem solving. The emphasis should be on transferring skills that guests can take home with them.
Unlike other teachers who will come and go during the season, our Sea Explore leader will work with us for the entire season and be part of our staff team. We are therefore looking for someone to join this team, in which everyone has their own role responsibilities, yet also understands the roles of others and can, when necessary, support others across roles, so that the priority is always on the customer and making their stay at eCALA Life magical. As an example, you will be required to help with dome changeover on Sunday mornings, and welcoming new groups on Sunday evenings.
There will be a month of team training starting 7th May, then the season runs 3rd June to 7th October 2018.
You must be qualified at minimum as a coastal guide (ISKGA) / sea kayak leader (BCU), either under the previous 4 star touring award system, or the new paddlesport leader award system. Advanced sea kayak leader and/or guide endorsements would be welcome. Some experience leading sea kayak expeditions is essential as is current first aid training. To apply, please familiarise yourself with our website www.ecalalife.com Then email your CV, which should include any other skills and experience you would bring to this role, together with a paragraph about how you might fit into the eCALA Life ethos and team, to: email@example.com ...