Paddlesport Instructor

Begin your Paddlesport Instructor career here
  • Instructor

  • £200
    • Two-day combined training and assessment course
    • All necessary equipment and crafts included
    • Based in Swanage, Dorset
    • 30-31 March 2022

More Info

  • Prerequisites

    You will need your FSRT (Foundation Safety & Rescue) - this MUST be completed at least 2 weeks prior to your Paddlesports Instructor Course.

    You need to be competent in your craft. i.e you need to be able to paddle a canoe / Kayak / SUP independently on flat water.

    You must have a personal British Canoeing membership £45 and register for this award £45 - Both paid directly to British canoeing.

  • Course Content

    This combined training and assessment course will enable 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

    - Activities and games to support learning

    - How to use mini journeys to promote exploration of the environment

    - Keeping your group safe

      By the end of the course, you will have to demonstrate knowledge and skills in three areas:

      - Professional Standards

      - Personal Paddling Skills

      - Rescue Skills

      • Learning Outcomes


        How to effectively prepare a group for an activity (e.g. kitting up and getting afloat);

        Together you will play with a range of activities to engage the group (e.g. games, tasks and journeys);

        You will explore a range of motivating activities and games that support learning;

        The tutors will support you to plan ways of using mini journeys to inspire adventure and exploration;

        You will develop ideas that allow you to help participants learn basic skills;

        Our tutors will share top tips and quick fixes for common challenges to accelerate learning;

        You will investigate how to select suitable equipment for participants;

        You will explore methods of maintaining participants’ safety and develop your understanding of deployment matters.