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What is it?
The Paddlesport Instructor Award is designed for instructors running taster or starter sessions within the safety management systems of clubs/centres or other organisations in ‘Very Sheltered Water’ environments and in stable craft deemed suitable for a first time experience.
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.
The course is a minimum of two days and includes at least 15 hours teaching/learning contact time.
Prices and Dates
- Total cost £TBC
- Dates to be announced soon!
About the Award
The Paddle Sport Instructor Award has replaced Level 1 Coach. This award gives you the foundation of paddlesport coaching and is generally the first award you will need to be able teach paddlesports
Before you start...
Before attending the Paddlesport Instructor course candidates are expected to have developed personal paddling and rescue competence
- You will need to register for the course with British Canoeing at least 2 weeks before the start of the course.
Prices and Dates
Who are Land & Wave?
We're based in Dorset, but operate all over the UK and in the French Alps.
Land & Wave trains lots (and lots) of Outdoor Instructors every year.
Why use Land & Wave
Our staff love what they do and love sharing adventures with people.
We are NOT stuffy, old school and aloof.
We're good at paperwork and communication - you'll know exactly what's going on.
How to find us
Land & Wave
Unit 14 Jaden Centre
Prospect Business Park
Depending on conditions and the objectives for each day we will use various (rather splendid!) locations in the area which include Swanage Bay, Studland, Wareham River and some lakes