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British Canoeing Core Coach Training


If you like sharing the passion for watersports and you are interested in teaching others, like working with people as part of a team, are a good communicator, can maintain calm and think clearly when things don't go to plan - you may want to consider doing the Core Coach training with British Canoeing.

For those interested in teaching SUP this would be a good start of a journey to become a SUP coach and guide on the river Thames.

Core Coach Training is a 2 day course and the first step to become a discipline specific paddlesport coach e.g. SUP coach.

To become a fully qualified discipline specific coach you would need to complete further 2 day discipline specific training followed by an assessment at a later date (after gaining experience under supervision). You will also need to complete an outdoor First Aid Training.

Core Coach Training is a British Canoeing (BC) course delivered by BC trainers. You can find out more about Core Coach Training here:

and any relevant information on progression routes on:

More information about British Canoeing can be found on:

Core Coach Training courses are delivered across the country but not very often in the London area. Active360 has liaised with BC trainers to make it easier for those interested in becoming a coach by bringing the training closer to home so participants can avoid travel and accommodation costs. We have secured the use of an appropriate venue with plenty of space to comply with Covid-19 guidance regarding distancing while in a classroom as well as access to sheltered water at Canalside Centre in Ladbroke Grove.

This Core Coach Training course will be delivered by British Canoeing Trainers: Phil Hadley (and Alex Tonge if group is expanded to 8 participants).


£230 for 2 days training with a non-refundable £50 deposit payable at the time of booking and £180 by bank transfer within 14 days of paying the deposit (details will be sent by email)

£20 SUP/kayak hire (if required)

£10 wetsuit hire (if required)

Requirements: watersports experience (at least 30 hrs on water in a chosen craft for Core and more hours before completing full discipline specific training - this will be explained by the trainers)

You can read more about Coach Award and requirements on:

Dates: Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February 2021

Times: Start and finish times to follow but prepare for full days starting from approx. 9.30am

Venue: Canalside Centre Ladbroke Grove


  1. SUP (or kayak) plus full accessories - £20 for 2 days
  2. wetsuit (if required) £10 for 2 days

Participants will receive an email with detailed information regarding venue, equipment and structure of days.

*To complete this training you would need to become a BC member. BC memberships has many benefits with the main one being the licence for many UK waterways and third party insurance - £45 for an annual On The Water membership:

If you don't know much about British Canoeing and are unsure what this course entails but are interested in taking part, please email: leaving your mobile number so we can call you to discuss.

BC courses can run during Covid-19 as they are covered by the educational exemption.

Please note that the deposit is non-refundable and our usual cancellation policy does not apply as this is an external course.

If the Government guidance regarding Covid-19 changes and the course cannot go ahead the trainers are offering a free postponement/reschedule with plenty of notice.

£50 for adults

Sat 6th - Sun 7th Feb
09:30 - 17:30 every day · 3 spaces left



Free flexible rescheduling of sessions with 5 days notice

We understand circumstances change and you may wish to change the date/time of your session. We offer flexible rescheduling. Refunds minus admin/coaching fee will only be considered in unprecedented circumstances.

Flexible rescheduling:

  1. first reschedule is FREE if email request to reschedule is submitted 5 days before the session's start; every subsequent reschedule will be subject to £15 admin fee
  2. reschedule request submitted less than 5 days but more than 72hrs in advance will be subject to £15 admin fee
  3. reschedule request submitted more than 24hrs but less than 72hrs will be subject to 50% charge of the value of the session
  4. reschedule request submitted less than 24hrs is treated as 'cancelled on the day' and full charges apply; partial refunds or credit vouchers for parts of payment can be offered only in exceptional circumstances and depending on the session type

All requests to reschedule must be submitted by email to:


1. Cancellations by Active360 

We very rarely need to cancel or postpone sessions due to inclement weather, adverse river conditions or circumstances beyond our control e.g. unexpected river closures, red flag warnings etc. In such situations we will offer an alternative day/time at no extra charge accommodating your requirements as much as possible or a credit note for future booking if you are unable to make immediate alternative plans.  

Refunds will be considered in some circumstances but these are only made on individual basis.  

Weather conditions in the UK are changeable and we are used to operating in various conditions. When the conditions are not favourable we may contact you in advance to see whether you still wish to continue with your booking or you would rather postpone. 

We are not able to accommodate customers’ weather preferences and we have run some of our best and memorable sessions in challenging conditions e.g. rain and/or wind. 

Please share your concerns with us and we will be happy to discuss with you and make any reasonable adjustments to ensure you have an enjoyable experience.  

* All our business clients are advised to take out insurance against cancellation of event. Individual clients may wish to consider exploring this option. 

2. Changes to group sessions by Active360

Active360 reserves the right to reschedule timetabled group sessions due to low client demand (min. number of participants not reached) or instructor unavailability. Alternative dates will always be offered to customers at no extra charge. 

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