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Kayak Coach Courses

Dates of our 2018 British Canoeing Level 1 and Coach courses are listed below.

If you do not see a date for the British Canoeing level 1 and Coach courses please contact us.

British Canoeing Level 1 Paddlesport Coach

The British Canoeing Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport is the first step on the coaching pathway and the entry point for most paddlesport coaches.

This qualification develops the foundation coaching skills that underpin coaching practice. It introduces the fundamentals of safe, ethical and effective paddlesport coaching.

The qualification is not specific to one type of craft and is suitable for coaches who work with paddlers from any of the competitive and recreational paddlesport disciplines.

The course prepares coaches, for running taster sessions, coaching key skills, coaching paddlers in a variety of craft in sheltered and very sheltered water conditions, usually with the support of a more qualified coach.

4 days. £350. Tutors; Phil Hadley + 1.

Contact us for 2018 dates and more information.


We also run two one-day courses covering the Level 1 coach prerequisites.

2 Star

Foundation Safety & Rescue Training (FSRT)

Coach Award (formerly level 2) Core Training

New for 2018. The Coach Award is for competent paddlers who want to coach sea kayakers.

Benefits of the Coach Award:

Direct entry to the training course is possible. The only prerequisite to join this training course is for you to be a member of British Canoeing.
You can select a specific pathway for training, e.g. sea kayak coach.
Supportive eLearning resources to aid learning.

Our 4-day course includes both the core training and discipline-specific sheltered water training. You will then need to go away and complete the eLearning and coaching tasks before putting yourself forward for the 1-day assessment.

Course tutor: Phil Hadley plus additional tutors if required. Note. The maximum number of students per tutor is 4.

2018 Date: May 14-17. £350 with all kit supplied.

Course outline.

To join this course, you must have a strong base of efficient and effective personal paddling skills to enable you to facilitate safe, quality and enjoyable coaching sessions in sheltered water in winds up (and including) Beaufort force 3.

Contact us if you have any questions.

Sea kayak Leader & Guide Courses

It is possible to create custom courses for sea kayakers who want to become a sea kayak guide.

Visit our Advanced courses page for the Sea kayak leader courses.

Contact us  to discuss your needs.

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