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British Canoeing - Paddlesport Instructor

Course Dates & Booking

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To book a place on this course, click on a date above to book and pay for the course, then complete and submit the Booking Form. If the following dates are not suitable, or you want to make a private booking for your club or centre, please get in touch.

Course Overview

The British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor course enables you to operate as an assistant to deliver fun, safe introductory sessions to people starting out in paddlesport. This course is perfect for those helping out at activity centres and clubs. With years of experience delivering paddlesports sessions, in a wide variety of venues and crafts, we have loads of ideas and fun tasks to help you run great sessions for your clients or club members.

The Paddlesport Instructor course is set in the very sheltered water environment, where the location and weather conditions will have little or no impact on the group.

Training and Assessment

This is a two-day combined training and assessment, multi-craft course. You will be assessed paddling and rescuing from your craft of choice; canoe, kayak, sit-on-top, or SUP. You will be supported to deliver sessions to a mixed craft group containing canoes, kayaks and SUPs. Candidates are assessed in a supportive process throughout the course, where you will be helped to complete tasks on each day. 

 

Course Prerequisites

  • Develop your paddling skills to comfortably be able to manoeuvre your boat around people and objects, so that you can position yourself effectively to support and rescue your group

Course Documents

Further information available from British Canoeing here.

Kit List

  • Your choice of kayak, canoe or SUP - can be provided free of charge if required for this course

  • Paddle

  • Spray deck (if kayaking)

  • Buoyancy aid

  • Paddlesport helmet

  • Footwear 

  • Dry suit (available to hire), or cag and dry trousers or wet suit

  • Plenty of thermals to wear under dry suit

We can provide all equipment, except wetsuits, if you do not have your own. Please let us know what you need and your size at the time of booking.

Location

This course will take place at Low Bank Ground, Coniston in the Lake District. 

What Happens Next?

Once you have completed this course, you’ll leave with a clear action plan for your progression. To develop your paddling further, you may be interested in a bespoke coaching session, continue on to the Paddlesport Leader course or one of our skills development courses.

Book Now

To book a place on this course, click above to book and pay for the course, then complete and submit the Booking Form. If the following dates are not suitable, or you want to make a private booking for your club or centre, please get in touch.

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