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Canoe, Kayak and SUP

We offer a range of courses as a British Canoeing approved training provider. These range from introductory lessons through to gaining personal awards or qualifications.

 

Canoeing and Kayaking

We offer:
• Introductory 1 & 2 day courses
• Intermediate personal development courses.
• British Canoeing Paddle Sport Awards
• British Canoeing Personal Performance awards
• British Canoeing Guide awards
• 1:1 coaching
• Bespoke training courses, leadership and guiding services.

(see course calendar for dates and prices)

 

Sit On Top Kayak

The quickest growing type of canoeing offering simple, easy access to the water.

• Introductory 1 & 2 day courses. Can be combined with Kayak and Canoe course to experience a range of craft.
• WSA SIT ON TOP COASTAL WATER LEADER AWARD – This course is aimed at individuals who wish to lead up to 6 paddlers on SOT kayaks on short sea journeys from a fixed and defined location. The WSA SOT Coastal Water Leader will have been trained and assessed in their ability to make judgements regarding the suitability of particular activities for the different experience levels of individual paddlers. This award fills the gap that no other organisation provides – an award that demonstrates the competence of leaders who wish to run short sea journeys. (2 days training & 1 day Assessment)
• WSA SIT ON TOP TIDAL WATER LEADER AWARD – This course is aimed at individuals who wish to lead up to 6 paddlers on SOT kayaks on tidal water sea journeys on both single and multi day trips. The WSA SOT Tidal Water Leader will have been trained and assessed in their ability to make judgements on sea state and the suitability of particular journeys for the experience levels of individual paddlers. This award fills the gap that no other organisation provides – an award that demonstrates the competence of leaders who wish to operate in tidal water locations. (3 days training & 2 day assessment).

 

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

As a ‘Water Skills Academy’ registered school we offer a wide range of course and experiences. www

• Introductory courses from 1 hour to 1 day – for those that want to learn this faster growing water sport.
• Intermediate development courses for those that want to develop further skills, with courses run on flat water, rivers or coastal areas
• iSUP training -1 day – personal safety training for those that want to look after their own SUP experiences.
• WSA – SUP Safety and Rescue This one day course looks at the Fundamental skills to supervise and look after others within your group or instruction. (Pre requisite for foundation coach).
• WSA – Foundation Coach award – This course is designed for those who wish to teach SUP basics to beginners and improvers in a sheltered water environment. The course is very hands on with lots of practical training and is a training and assessment course. Candidates will be assessed on the technical paddling skills and lesson delivery and there will be a written exam. Those who are “at standard” will be awarded the qualification. (2 day training and 1 day assessment)
• Bespoke training courses, leadership and guiding services.