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Paddlesports Instructor


The Paddlesports Instructor course is the first step on your coaching journey. Learn to introduce others to the sport you love whilst developing your own skills. Please familiarise yourself with the information from British Canoeing about this course prior to booking.

What to bring

  1. Clothes and shoes appropriate to the weather that you’re willing to get wet (e.g. warm clothes in colder months or shorts/t-shirt in the summer. Please no jeans, crocs, or flip-flops. Remember it may be warm outside but the water may still be cold!)
  2. Spare clothes and shoes.
  3. A hat.
  4. Any medication you may require throughout the day.
  5. A towel
  6. Lunch/food to keep your energy up.
  7. A drink to keep you hydrated, we will provide tea, coffee and water.
  8. Any personal or leadership specialist kit you may own (e.g. buoyancy aid, cag, etc).

  1. We can provide cags and trousers (wind proof and stops some water) to keep you warmer.
  2. We will provide boats, buoyancy aids and paddles.


  1. Home nation association membership (e.g. British Canoeing membership).
  2. Paddlesport Instructor registration e.g. with British Canoeing.
  3. FSRT completed.
  4. Competent personal paddling skills and rescue skills.
  5. 14 years of age, or older.


The paddlesport instructor qualification is designed for instructors running paddlesport taster/starter sessions within the safety management systems of clubs, centres, or other organisations in very sheltered water environments. You will cover:

  1. Practical skills (training focused)
  2. Engagement and relationship building skills (training focused)
  3. Professional standards (formative assessment)
  4. Personal paddling and rescue skills (assessed)

£195 per person

Sat 17th - Sun 18th Apr
09:30 - 18:00 every day · 12 spaces left
Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd May
09:30 - 18:00 every day · 12 spaces left
Sat 31st Jul - Sun 1st Aug
09:30 - 18:00 every day · 12 spaces left


Cancellation Policy

  1. Full refund if the booking is under or equal to £200 and cancelled at least a full 72h prior to the activity start time.
  2. Full refund if the booking is over £200 and cancelled at least a full 5 days prior to the activity start time.
  3. If the conditions on the day aren’t ideal but the activity still takes place, the customer will not be eligible for a refund.

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