British Canoeing Awarding Body Paddlesport Instructor

Price Icon£220
Kayak Level IconIntermediate and above
Calendar Icon2 Days
Location IconMultiple Locations
Instructor IconDan Daley
Ages IconN/A
Spaces Icon6 - 12

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The Paddlesport Instructor Award equips you to lead paddlesport activities confidently. Learn to prepare groups, engage them with fun activities, and ensure safety. Connect with fellow enthusiasts and access valuable resources for ongoing learning.

For qualified coaches, this training can form part of your continuous professional development and has a value of 20 CPD points.


  • BCAB qualifications are internationally recognized and regulated by Ofqual for high standards and validity.
  • The course focuses on running games and activities to support learning and inspire adventure for new paddlers in stable craft.
  • Skills taught during the course include:
    • Kitting up a group and getting afloat.
    • Activities and games for learning support.
    • Using mini journeys to promote environmental exploration.
    • Group safety measures.
  • Participants must be able to paddle a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard independently on flat water and ensure safety for themselves and others.
  • Recommended prerequisites include completing the Paddle Explore Award or around 70 hours of personal paddling experience.
  • The typical duration of the Paddlesport Instructor course is 2 days.
  • Additional resources, including free instructor eLearning and British Canoeing Awarding Body website, are available for further information and preparation.


Recommended prerequisites include completion of the Paddle Explore Award or around 70 hours of personal paddling experience.

  • Foundation Safety and Rescue training
  • Aged 14 or over
  • National Association membership

Further Reading:

Paddlesport Instructor Course Guide

Paddlesport Instructor Sample Programme

Learner Development Pack

The following is a list of recommended equipment:

  • Your British Canoeing  membership card
  • Paddlesport clothing suitable for your chosen discipline
  • Your own paddle and craft if you have one
  • Packed lunch
  • Notepad and pe

If you require any equipment, kindly get in touch with us prior to the course at

What’s Included:

  • High-quality delivery team who will support you through the course

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