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New Learners

Teaching and leading paddlesports will offer you a varied, adventurous career. Discover our three key courses that will help you kick start your journey.

Career Start
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Develop Skills

If you already work in paddlesports and are looking to progress, then Paddles Up can help you figure out what comes next with our easy-to-use development widgets.

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Provider Roles

If you are seeking to become a course provider and support candidates through learning and assessment then head to this section of the Paddles Up website for more details.

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All Courses

If you are not sure what you want and fancy browsing through all our courses then head over to our all courses section. Be warned, we have a lot.

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What People Say

Don’t take our word for it. Here are some Paddles Up customers to explain why our courses are so good.

Studied Paddlesport Instructor

“What did I enjoy? Simple answer, all of it! The whole course was fun and fascinating.”


UK Sea Scouts Volunteer
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Studied Coach Award

“Todd has such a gift for being able to make everyone feel valuable in the learning process no matter which level of skills they possess.”

Reyna Texlar

US Programme Developer
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Studied Coach Award

“I really enjoyed the eLearning. The ability to keep going over each module until I was happy with it was excellent.”

Kathryn Haw

UK Club Paddler
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Studied Paddlesport Leader

“I had control and it felt like a normal day on the water. Didn’t feel like I was being assessed…but I was.”


UK/France Development Tutor
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