British Canoeing Courses

I really enjoy helping people on the pathway of becoming leaders or coaches in their own right through being a provider of British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor, Paddlesport Leader and Foundation Safety and Rescue Courses. The 3 giving a solid base for delivering paddlesport to others.

Covid 19-

I look at the current guidelines daily and run courses using the Government, Sport England and British Canoeing directives.

At present British Canoeing are not permitting any assessments to take place which includes the Paddlesport Instructor - I am hopeful for change in 2 months time. 

There are some cases where close contact is envitable during these courses, our aim is to minimise this and also have a robust pre course questionnnaire and open discussion immediately before each course. The use of other barriers during these activities are also something we are investigating along with the opportunity to disenfect and clean hands and other equipment as appropriate.


Paddlesport Leader

£180 - 2 days

Next Courses -  

15 - 16 May 2021 Shrewsbury

20 - 21 May 2021 Exeter

The Paddlesport Leader can lead multi craft groups on slow moving rivers and up to 200m offshore on lakes and coasts with access to simple landings. It is a really diverse and fit for purpose award which is ideal for those wishing to lead as part of a club, school or a D of E group. The 2 day course will work on a river and a lake/open water or coastal environment so as to allow candidates to appreciate the scope of the award as well as strategies for leading groups in these environments. 

Is it for me? You are at least 16 and able to paddle a kayak, canoe, sit on top or SUP with good control in the environment outlined above. 

Prerequisites: None

Why not stay on for another day to do the Foundation Safety and Rescue Training for £40 more instead of the normal £70.

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Paddlesport Instructor

£190 - 2 days

Next Course -

29 - 30 May 2021 Shrewsbury

The Paddlesport Instructor is a primarily practical 2 day combined training and assesment course which teaches and assesses the candidates ability to deliver fun, safe sessions for those new to paddlesport. Seen as an industry standard by the likes of PGL and Girlguiding, it equips participants with the right tools to start their career in the outdoors. Candidates should leave enthused and ready to run their own sessions.

Is it for me? You are 14 or over can paddle a kayak, canoe, sit on top or SUP with control in a sheltered water environment.  You have a genuine interest in introducing others to paddlesport at a club, school or centre.

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Foundation Safety and Rescue Training


Next Course -

 23 April 2021 Shrewsbury

19 May 2021 Exeter

This course is all about learning how to use paddlesport craft and associated equipment safely as well as how to get yourself and others back into a variety of craft, or out of the water when people fall in. This is a practical course and you will spend most of your time in the water, getting out of the water or getting others out of the water! It is delivered in a fun and educational way and you should leave confident in how to keep yourself and others safe when out on the water.

Is it for me? There is no minimum age and if you are keen to find out simple solutions to keeping safe on the water, this is for you. Also a prerequisite for the Paddlesport Instructor.

If you are involved in paddlesport with school groups, clubs or looking to lead others on slow moving rivers, estuaries and simple coastal journeys; why not join us for the British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader training on the 17 and 18 August. You would then be able to attend this course at a discounted rate.

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