We're proud to be the centre where many sailing and paddlesport instructors start their careers. We select only the best tutors and educators to run our comprehensive instructor training programme. Many candidates go on to work for us, delivering high quality adventurous activities to our visitors.
We provide all the equipment you'll need, although you are welcome to bring your own, and a car parking permit for the duration of your course.
Don't meet all the pre-requisites yet? Check out our range of adult courses.
Are you a volunteer and need some help with funding these courses? Give us a call on 0118 934 4424 and we'll talk you through your options.
British Canoeing Paddlesport Coach- Core Coach Training
The British Canoeing Coach Award offers discipline specific pathways and introduces the skills and coaching behaviours required for developing performance through progressive coaching.
The Coach Award is designed for people whose core function is to coach paddlers who want to gain/improve paddlesport skills within the discipline chosen. This is the ideal award for people wanting to working with paddler over a period of time as they develop in a Club or School Environment
The only prerequisite for this course is Membership of British Canoeing and a good level of personal paddling competence.
After the course you will need to attend a Discipline Specific Module Training and a 1 day assessment to gain the BC Coach Award.
Minimum Age 16+.
British Canoeing Paddlesport Coach - Sheltered Water Discipline Specific Module
The British Canoeing Coach Award offers discipline specific pathways across all disciplines and introduces the skills and coaching behaviour required for developing performance through progressive coaching.
The Coach Award - Sheltered Water Discipline Specific Module is designed for people whose core function is to to coach paddlers who want to gain/improve paddlesport skills in Canoes and Kayaks in a Sheltered Water Environment (ie. Dinton's Black Swan Lake or The River Thames). Prior to attending the Sheltered Water Discipline Specific Training you must have attended the Core Coach Training, hold British Canoeing Membership and a good level of personal competence in Kayak and Canoe.
After the course you will need to attend a 1 day Assessment to gain the BC Sheltered Water Coach Award.