BC Paddle Sport Instructor

BC Paddle Sport Instructor 2018-07-27T14:49:49+00:00

British Canoeing PaddleSport Instructor Award.

This 4 day training and assessment course is the start of the coaching pathway and is suitable for all who are introducing people to all types of paddle-sport, in a Very Sheltered Water Environment, offering taster sessions. It is seen as the ideal award for club and professional coaches who are going to introduce complete novices to many different types of craft, and start their paddling journey .This qualification develops the foundation coaching skills that underpin coaching practice. Specifically, it introduces the fundamentals of safe, ethical and effective paddlesport coaching and is available as a bank-based or a boat-based qualification. The qualification is not discipline specific and is suitable for coaches who work with paddlers from any of the competitive and recreational paddlesport disciplines.

Candidates need to have completed the Foundation Safety Rescue Training Course and hold the 2 star award or recognised equivalent. Currently the age limit is set at 16 and older, however this is reducing to 14 once the new award releases in January 19.

Full course information can be found on the home nation website Courses for Coaches

Candidates are required to register for the award using the BCU – Central Registration Form CLICK HERE


4 Days (5 days with Foundation Safety Rescue Training Course)


Not provided


4 days £285.00 – (5 Days £325.00 including FSRT if arranged )

New 2 Day Course Launching in 2019 – £165.00 TBC


1st -5th October 2018 – North Wales – Full

8th – 12th October 2018 – Bristol Dock – Spaces Available

5th – 8th  November 2018 -Melksham CC Wiltshire

14 – 15th January 2019 – Melksham CC Wiltshire (NEW 2 Day Course)

4 – 5th February 2019 – Melksham CC Wiltshire (NEW 2 Day Course)

23rd – 24th February 2019 – Melksham CC Wiltshire (New 2 day course)

Further courses dates available on request.

Please contact us for course dates to suit your club ,centre or group. Group bookings attract a discounted rate on all courses. Minimum 6 candidates per course, maximum of 12.

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