The Sea Kayak Level-4 Instructor course provides national certification in the instruction and administration of the Paddle Canada Level-4 Skills course. This award may be achieved only through apprenticeship.
The Sea Kayak Level-4 instructor candidate is a highly experienced Paddle Canada sea kayak instructor and as such, the requirements for knowledge, personal experience and leadership is significant.
The instructor candidate will show confidence with the material and be effective in the overall management of this challenging course. The ability to quickly assess student’s needs, be flexible with changing environmental conditions and the ability to set-up and effectively debrief challenging and extended teaching scenarios on the water are key attributes of the Level-4 Instructor.
The Level-4 Instructor is certified to
- conduct Paddle Canada Waterfront Kayak, Basic Kayak, Kayak Rolling clinic and Level-1, 2, 3 and 4-skills courses and to certify paddlers at those levels, and
- assist a Level-2 or 3 Instructor Trainer on a Level-2 Instructor course.