Paddlesport Instructor Training And Assessment
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 5 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Paddlesport Instructor Training And Assessment

  • Paddle
  • Paddlesport
  • British Canoeing Award


This five day course is your first step on the paddlesport coaching pathway and will enable you to coach paddlers in a variety of craft on sheltered and very sheltered water conditions. You'll focus on the fundamentals of safe, ethical and effective paddlesport coaching. Our friendly, highly experienced coaches will work with you to develop the foundation coaching skills that underpin coaching practice so that you're ready to run taster sessions, and coach introductory core skills. It will focus on the fundamentals of safe, ethical and effective paddlesport coaching.

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The Objectives

You'll be prepared for running taster sessions, coaching introductory core skills, and coaching paddlers in a variety of craft in sheltered and very sheltered water conditions, normally with the support of a more qualified coach.


* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

What to Expect

You'll spend day one covering the Foundation Safety and Rescue training course. On day two, we'll introduce the foundation coaching skills. You'll work to develop these skills on day three, ready for assessment. Days four and five will cover the assessment, which will cover coaching sessions, safety and rescue assessments and verbal questioning. You'll have peer feedback and observation as well as trainer feedback, and together with self reflection, we'll help you use this to develop a robust action plan for future development.

Experience Required

You should register with your Home Nation Association at least two weeks prior to the assessment with their respective Home Nation Association. Registration for the Paddlesport Instructor is open to anyone aged 16 and above and costs £45. All candidates registering for the Paddlesport Instructor course will need to be a member of their respective Home Nation Association. You must have completed the Foundation Safety and Rescue Training prior to attending this training course. Boat-based candidates are also required to hold the following; 2 Star (or higher) in Canoe and Kayak or Paddlepower Discover Evidence of competition performance may be used instead of the Star Award prerequisite, for more information please see Star Awards Equivalents for Competition Paddlers.

Introducing people to the sport of canoeing and kayaking will provide both them and you with a lifetime of rewarding experiences.

Pete Catterall

We want to help you focus on achieving your goals, so if you're staying with us, comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and good food are part of the deal, you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified staff, to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development. As this is an assessment, you're expected to be self-sufficient for equipment (access to our extensive range is the norm on our courses for future reference). However, we have an extensive fleet of sea kayaks, so if you're travelling some distance, we can provide you with one.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

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