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British Canoeing Paddlesports Instructor. 

The Paddlesports Instructor course is perfect if you want to run taster sessions or work at an outdoor center delivering fun sessions to beginners.  This two day course is all about giving you the tools to enable you to get beginners paddling and having fun and to inspire them to try it again and again.


Great fun, and will give you the confidence to get out there and get instructing.


2 Day course -  £180 All kit provided if you need it.

What happens on the course .

We cover a lot of useful information to enable you to be able to confidently start assisting and leading taster sessions including

Pre session - What do you need to do before the clients arrive?

Meet and greet - How your first interaction sets the scene for the whole session.

Intros and warm ups - Lets get people ready to paddle in a fun and safe manner without being boring.

Common faults - mostly their first try is about fun and paddling, not being taught, but if it doesnt work its rubbish so we look at common faults and quick easy fixes.

Rescues - So important that you can rescue people if it goes wrong.

Journeys and games- its what its about, so short journeys and lots of games to make the session and the sport fun and exciting

This is a full on Practical course that is about getting you ready to start your journey as an instructor. So lots of top tips, ideas encouragement and development, but all at a level that is relevant to what your going to be doing

Pre- Requisites

British Canoeing Member


Registered with British Canoeing

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Give us a Call or Email us to have a chat

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Choose the craft you prefer to teach from and be assessed in that craft, but you can teach any other craft from it.

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Its expected that your personal and rescue skills are at the standard prior to the course, but your instructing experience will be little or none, and the course will start the improvement, and after the course your need for support will get less  

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As you gain more experience your remit expands, and when your ready you can work unsupervised. Add other teaching craft as you gain more knowledge in them & add Paddlesport leader it expands again.


01978 860 700

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