Coaching Courses

SUP Safer

Are you relevatively new to paddleboarding? Do you want to raise your awareness of paddling your SUP safely? Do you want to learn practical solutions if you get into difficulty? Then the SUP Safer course is for you! Your course will support you to consider safe practices, explore and learn to appreciate the potential hazards…
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Paddlesport Safety and Rescue

Do you want the skills to stay out of trouble? Do you want to learn practical solutions if you get into difficulty? Do you want to learn the tools to solve common paddling issues in a sheltered water environment? Then the Paddlesport Safety and Rescue course is for you! Your course will support you to…
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Inland Open Water Safety and Rescue

  Do you want the skills to stay out of trouble on the Inland Open Water? Do you want to learn practical solutions if you get into difficulty? Do you want to learn the tools to solve common paddling issues in both sheltered and moderate open conditions? Then the Inland Open Water Safety and Rescue…
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Stadium Safety and Rescue

Stadium Safety & Rescue Training

Do you provide safety cover for competitions or training sessions? Want to know what to do if someone falls into the water and needs help? Then the Stadium Safety & Rescue Training is for you! Your course will support you to consider safe practices, provide simple practical solutions to common issues and appropriate responses to…
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Introduction to White Water Safety

Do you want to be a useful team member on the river? Do you want to learn practical solutions if you get into difficulty? Do you want to learn the tools to solve common paddling issues grade 2/3 white water (moderate)? Then the Introduction to White Water Safety course is for you! This course will…
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Surf Kayak Safety and Rescue

Do you want the skills to stay out of trouble in the Surf? Do you want to learn practical solutions if you get into difficulty? Do you want to learn the tools to solve common paddling issues in the Surf? Then the Surf Kayak Safety and Rescue course is for you! This course will support…
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Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue

Do you want the skills to stay out of trouble on the sea? Do you want to learn practical solutions if you get into difficulty? Do you want to learn the tools to solve common paddling issues in both sheltered and moderate conditions on the sea? Then the Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue course is…
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White Water Safety (WWS)

Do you paddle on moving water? Do you want the skills to stay out of trouble? Want to know what to do if either you or others get into trouble on the river? Then the White Water Safety course (WWS) is for you! Your course will support you to consider safe practices, provide practical solutions…
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Advanced White Water Safety course (AWWS)

Available from 2nd January 2024 Do you paddle on moving water? Do you want the skills to stay out of trouble? Want to know what to do if either you or others get into trouble on the river? Then the Advanced White Water Safety course (AWWS) is for you! Your course will support you to…
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Swimmer Safety and Rescue Course

Do you want to support swimming events? Do you want to be able to work in an Aqua-park or open water swimming centre environment? Are you interested in volunteering at events and competition’s that are swimming based or involve open water swimming? Then the Swimmer Safety and Rescue course is for you! Your course is…
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Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor .Ladies on a lake on their stand up paddleboards

SUP Instructor Transfer Course

Do you hold the Water Skills Academy SUP Instructor? (known previously as the WSA Foundation SUP Instructor) Are you interested in gaining a regulated qualification? Do you want to have fun? Like to spend time on the water? With likeminded people? Do you want to introduce people from all walks of life to stand up…
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Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Leader

Available from 4th March 2024 Become a Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Leader! Looking to lead journeys on white water? Are you a white water paddler or do you have experience paddling in grade 2(3) white water rivers? Do you want to support your club? If so, the Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Leader could…
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2023 Winter CPD Webinars!

Committed to your personal development? looking for a way of keeping in touch with paddlesport development over the cold winter months? looking for an antidote to streaming services? Join us this winter for our CPD series of sessions!, all session are run by enthusiastic subject matter experts, the sessions are friendly, easy to use and…
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Guide Endorsement

Endorsed Guide

Why become an Endorsed Guide? The Guide Endorsement is aimed at leaders, who are involved in guiding activity, particularly those working within Adventure Tourism and Commercially. Your endorsement supports and recognises your experience and that you have developed the skills required to fulfil a guiding role. Looking for an Endorsed Guide? Then open the finder…
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Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor .Ladies on a lake on their stand up paddleboards

Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor

Do you want to have fun? Like to spend time on the water? With likeminded people? Do you want to introduce people from all walks of life to stand up paddleboarding by running fun, engaging taster and starter sessions? If so, your pathway to becoming a Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor starts here. Why take the…
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First Aider practising with a Resus Annie

Primary First Aid

Note: This course is only available until 31st May 2024, after this date we will not be offering First Aid Courses.   Are you interested in learning more about Primary First Aid? This 4hr practical British Canoeing Awarding Body First Aid course is perfect if you want or need a basic understanding of First Aid…
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Swim Event Safety Award Revalidation

Looking for a Swim Event Safety Award Revalidation? On the 9th Feb 2024 the SESA Award was retired and replaced by the British Canoeing Awarding Body Swimmer Safety and Rescue Course. The Swim Event Safety Award Revalidation is no longer available, however you can convert to the new Swimmer Safety and Rescue Course by attending…
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Aquatic First Aid Level 1

  Note: This course is only available until 31st May 2024, after this date we will not be offering First Aid Courses. Are you interested in gaining your Aquatic First Aid Level 1? This 8hr practical British Canoeing Awarding Body First Aid course is perfect if your active in outdoors but close to help. it…
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Paddlesport Leader

Paddlesport Leader

Looking to lead paddlesport journeys? Do you want to lead people from all walks of life on sheltered water? Are you a paddler or do you have experience of paddling? Do you want to support your club leading mixed craft? If so, the Paddlesport Leader Award could be for you! Why become a Paddlesport Leader?…
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Paddlesport Touring Leader

The New Paddlesport Touring Leader Do you want to lead paddlers on their next adventure? Are you a paddler or do you have experience of paddling? Do you want to support your club leading mixed craft? If so, the Paddlesport Touring Leader Award could be for you! WHY BECOME A PADDLESPORT TOURING LEADER? First of…
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Stand Up Paddleboard Coastal Leader

The New Stand Up Paddleboard Coastal Leader Become a Stand Up Paddleboard Coastal Leader! Looking to lead paddleboarders? Do you want to lead a group of paddleboarders in moderate coastal waters? Are you a paddleboarder or do you have experience paddling in moderate conditions? Do you want to support your club, centre or organisation? If…
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Stand Up Paddleboard Inland Open Water Leader

The New Stand Up Paddleboard Inland Open Water Leader Become a SUP Inland Open Water Leader! Do you want to lead a group of paddleboarders in moderate inland open waters? Are you a paddleboarder or do you have experience paddling in moderate conditions? Do you want to support your club, centre or organisation? If so,…
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White Water Kayak Leader

White Water Leader

Become a White Water Leader! Looking to lead journeys on white water? Are you a white water paddler or do you have experience paddling in grade 2(3) white water rivers? Do you want to support your club? If so, the White Water Leader could be for you! Why become a White Water Leader? First of…
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White Water Canoe Coach

Canoe White Water Leader

Become a Canoe White Water Leader! Do you want to lead a group of canoeists on white water rivers? Are you a canoeist or do you have experience paddling in moderate conditions? Do you want to support your club? If so, the Canoe White Water Leader could be for you! Why become a Canoe White…
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Open Canoeist Leading Other Canoeists

Canoe Open Water Leader

Become a Canoe Open Water Leader! Do you want to lead a group of canoeists in open water? Are you a canoeist or do you have experience canoeing in moderate conditions? Do you want to support your club? If so, the Canoe Open Water Leader could be for you! Why become a Leader? First of all,…
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Surf Kayak Leader

Surf Kayak Leader

Become a Surf Kayak Leader! Do you want to lead a group of surf paddlers in moderate surf? Are you a surf kayaker or do you have experience paddling in a surf environment? Do you want to support your club? If so, the Surf Kayak Leader could be for you! Why become a Surf Kayak…
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Sea kayaker Leader (non tidal)

Sea Kayak Leader (non-tidal)

Become a Sea Kayak Leader (non-tidal)! Do you want to lead a group of kayakers in moderate non-tidal water? Are you a sea kayaker or do you have experience paddling on the sea or open water? Do you want to support your club? If so, the Sea Kayak Leader (non-tidal) Award could be for you!…
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Sea Kayak Leader (tidal)

Sea Kayak Leader (tidal)

Become a Sea Kayak Leader (tidal)! Do you want to lead a group of sea kayakers in moderate tidal water? Are you a sea kayaker or do you have experience paddling on the sea? Do you want to support your club? If so, the Sea Kayak Leader (tidal) Award could be for you! Why become…
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Stadium Raft Guide

Stadium Raft Guide

Become a Stadium Raft Guide Looking to lead on artificial, white water courses? Do you want to take groups of people from all walks of life white water rafting? Do you have experience of white water rafting on man made artificial sites? Are you looking to support your club or centre? If so, the Stadium…
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Advanced Sea Kayak Leader (non-tidal)

Advanced Sea Kayak Leader (non-tidal)

Become a Advanced Sea Kayak Leader (non-tidal)! Do you want to lead a group of sea/ touring kayakers in advanced non-tidal water? Are you a sea kayaker or do you have experience paddling on the sea? Do you want to support your club? If so, the Advanced Sea Kayak Leader (non-tidal) Award could be for…
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