HOAC runs a young leaders course during the Easter holidays for those aged 14 – 17 to learn the skills required to work as an assistant at the Centre. This is an excellent opportunity for those who wish to gain the basic skills and progress towards instructor level.
Although having some experience is preferable it isn’t essential. Personal commitment, determination and the right attitude are more important. The course will focus on learning and development of water sport skills as well as introducing safety awareness, teaching techniques and group management.
The course is subsidised by HOAC and in return those selected will be required to commit some personal time to assist at the Centre upon successful completion of the course. They will also benefit from 1 years membership and 1 years free use of equipment to help practise and develop skills.
Young leaders who show the right attitude and enthusiasm will be invited to progress onto our exciting young leader graduate programme.
To add your name to the mailing list please email [email protected] with your full name, postal address, date of birth and any experience in outdoor activities.
Applications for the next course will open on 1st January and close on the 29th January 2017.
Young Leaders Graduate Programme
This course gives young leaders the opportunity to become fully qualified instructors once they are 16. The course has been split into four specific water sport sections (sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and sculling), allowing students to work towards becoming an instructor in their favourite water sport.
These intensive 5 or 6 day programmes will run during the summer holidays. The courses will build on existing skills in an aim at getting the candidate to the entry level to become an instructor. Instructor Courses