OWNTP Providers carry out the following tasks on behalf of their National Association:
1. To provide the Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning Training
2. Provide course candidates with a clear development plan at the end of the course (Aspirant Leaders or
Coaches require more detailed action planning)
3. Act as an ambassador for British Canoeing Qualifications and Awards and their National Association
4. Support continuous professional development of coaches and leaders through safety workshops
In addition, it is expected that all OWNTP Providers will be committed to supporting aspirant OWNTP Providers.
This may include:
● Supporting aspirant Providers with the development of action plans to support their development.
● Supporting aspirant Providers who are observing or working as an additional member of staff on training
● Providing supporting evidence of completion of action plans or endorsing the skills of an aspirant
It is acknowledged that OWNTP providers may charge course fees or daily rates for their delivery of OWNTP
courses and British Canoeing are not employing providers to deliver these courses, appropriate steps must be
taken by those providers to ensure they are compliant with local employment legislation. However, it is expected
that OWNTP providers would not normally charge for the provision of support of aspirant providers.
● to deliver the Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning workshops in line with the Provider Service
agreement, Data Processing Agreement, Course Syllabus and National Association policies and
● to support the National Association monitoring and evaluation of syllabi and delivery when requested
● to role model good practice and generally support/promote best practice
● to attend, and contribute to, training and standardisation meetings, workshops and other update events
or developmental activities as required
● to maintain records of relevant communications and activities
● to accurately complete end of course processes and retain records where required.Equipment and Kit Information
Paddlesports has been voted the fastest growing water-sport in the UK for the 4th year running and we are proud at sportscotland Cumbrae to be at the heart of these developments. The Centre is in a perfect location for Sea Kayaking and we have a wide range of modern equipment from some the UK’s leading manufactures including P&H Sea Kayaks & Werner Paddles.
Getting wet is unavoidable so we will make sure you have the correct gear. Peak UK wet-suits, wet-suit boots, buoyancy aids, spray decks and cag tops are available for your use and can be dried overnight ready for the next day’s action. You are of course welcome to use any of your own equipment, just run this past your coaching team. Time will be spent on this course talking through appropriate clothing; making sure you are aware of what is best for the sea conditions you are likely to encounter.
You may also want to bring garments such as swim wear, woolly hat and warm socks – even in July! Hot showers are available in the changing areas and accommodation areas so bring a spare towel.
Plastic. The time is right to highlight the devastating effect that plastic is having on our fragile marine environment. In an effort to reduce this burden we are making small steps and ask that our customers refrain from bringing plastic bags or plastic bottles on this course. Pack lunches will be provided and opportunities to fill up water bottles and flasks will be given at the start of the course×
On arrival check in at our reception which is situated in the main entrance. You will be asked to complete a form with course and emergency contact details. A room key will be issued for residential guests and a brief outline of Centre facilities indicated.
Main timings of our day are:
Lunch: 1230hrs. For residential guests - Breakfast: 0830hrs & Dinner: 1800hrs
All meals are served in the dining area.
Activity times. Your activity will run from 0930 – 1630hrs.
Your instructors will guide you with clothing, activity and the content of the sessions.
Residential Guests: Evenings are generally free time unless your course has specific tutelage incorporated or activities have been pre-arranged.
If you are on a single day course the 0915hrs ferry from Largs to Cumbrae will get you here in sufficient time and plan for the 1730 return crossing.×