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October 12 @ 9:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm£185
What it’s all about
If you’re looking to become a Paddlesport Instructor, this two day combined training and assessment course will support you to run games and activities to support learning and inspire adventure and exploration for new paddlers in stable craft. On this practical course, you will learn skills such as kitting up a group and getting afloat, initial familiarisation activities and how to use mini journeys to support learning. This qualification is open to everyone!
The NEW Paddlesport Instructor is aimed at those running taster/starter sessions and short journeys in very sheltered water environments, within the safety management systems of clubs/centres or other organisations.
The qualification will support the instructor with practical skills such as kitting up a group and getting afloat, initial familiarisation activities, games and activities to support learning and how to use mini journeys to support learning, inspire adventure and exploration. This will be enhanced with support on how these sessions can be delivered in a way that is enjoyable, safe and rewarding.
The process of completing the qualification aims to help prepare candidates for their first paddlesport instructing role; ‘primed and ready’.
The qualification will cover a range of stable craft including kayak (this can be open-cockpit or closed-cockpit), open canoe, sit on top and stand up paddleboard. Candidates will be certificated in one craft but able to instruct a mixed fleet.
The main aim of an entry level qualification is to show your passion for paddlesport and start to inspire the next generation of paddlers with taster sessions and beginner level courses.
Rock the Boat Activities offers this course over two days, run by an enthusiastic British Canoeing coach educator.
To express interest in this course or to find out more please fill out the form or email
- Foundation Safety and Rescue training
- Aged 14 or over
- Home Nation Coach Registration (CR) Form
- National Association membership
Recommended Kit To Bring
Personal paddling equipment for the sheltered water environment.
If you need any equipment then please get in touch prior to the course. Email Info@rocktheboatactivities.co.uk