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Paddlesport Instructor Award


The course will support you to run games, activities to support learning and inspire adventure for new paddlers and is held in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.

It is the qualification used by outdoor centres, organisations and clubs to support their activity delivery.

Secondly it doesn’t matter if you Canoe, Kayak, Sit on Top Kayak, Stand Up Paddleboard, this course allows you to develop your existing skills and passion for paddlesport. There is also a separate SUP Paddlesport Instructor course available ( please email for information).

It’s your journey, our highly experienced tutors are trained to support you throughout this practical course.

This qualification is open to everyone over 14 years of age!


How to effectively prepare a group for an activity (e.g. kitting up and getting afloat);

Together you will play with a range of activities to engage the group (e.g. games, tasks and journeys);

You will explore a range of motivating activities and games that support learning;

The tutors will support you to plan ways of using mini journeys to inspire adventure and exploration;

You will develop ideas that allow you to help participants learn basic skills;

Our tutors will share top tips and quick fixes for common challenges to accelerate learning;

You will investigate how to select suitable equipment for participants;

You will explore methods of maintaining participants’ safety and develop your understanding of deployment matters.

There will be opportunities to develop and progress your own paddling skills and meet likeminded people during the course.

Find out more at : https://paddlesuptraining.com/courses/paddlesport-instructor/

We can also deliver this course at different dates and at a location to suit a pre organised group of participants.

Maybe your club/society would like to put this course on for its members? For more information please email: Thamespaddlboarding@gmail.com

What to bring

Suitable clothing and footwear for the water and a dry set of clothes plus towel for afterwards. Plus personal food and drink. 

You may consider hiring a dry suit from us, if conditions require this.


If under 18 we will provide a parental consent form.

£220 per person

Thu 1st - Fri 2nd Jun
09:00 - 17:30 every day · 5 spaces left



Cancellation Policy

We need five full days (120 hours) notice for a full refund if the customer is unable to attend. We are willing to discuss partial refunds in special situations where this minimum notice has not been provided.

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Where we'll meet

The course will be held at BLYM, Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Rickmansworth. More detailed information is set out in the joining instructions. The course may be cancelled or re located, at short notice, if weather conditions are not suitable.

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