Paddleboard instructor (Level 1)

This qualification, accredited by British Canoeing, gives those looking to become paddlesport activity instructors or group leaders, the skills to run safe, fun, taster or introductory sessions in very sheltered water environments in a range of craft suitable for beginners including kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards and sit on tops. This qualification is particularly useful for leaders or instructors working in clubs, schools, and youth groups. 

This course will teach you 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. This will be enhanced with support on how these sessions can be delivered in a way that is enjoyable, safe and rewarding.

Coaching is provided by our expert team and we provide all the equipment needed for the session; canoes/kayaks/stand up paddle boards, paddles, buoyancy aids, wetsuits, cags and helmets. Alternatively you can bring your own equipment if you wish. 

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