Courses

Advanced Canoe Award

Advanced Canoe Award

Your Advanced Canoe Award will enhance your canoe skills and your ability to make appropriate decisions for safe days out canoeing in advanced conditions. As with all of the Personal Performance Awards, your award will be tailored around you and what you wish to achieve. You will work alongside your Coach to build on your…
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Progressive Canoe Award

Progressive Canoe Award

Your Progressive Canoe Award is designed to progress your judgement, decision making and your understanding of journeying. you work with your coach to tailor your progression and as a result you will be more confident to plan and undertake canoe journeys regardless of where you paddle. Where can you use it? Working with your Coach…
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Canoe Award

Canoe Award

Your Canoe Award endorses your skill, judgement and decision making when journeying in a Canoe. It is tailored to each paddler and will give you the ability to plan and undertake safe journeys. This award empowers you to make key decisions at the right time. You will learn to judge how environmental factors, the location…
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Advanced Sea Kayak Award

Advanced Sea Kayak Award

Your Advanced Sea Kayak Award will give you the personal and decision-making skills to have a safe and fun day out in a sea kayak in advanced sea conditions. This award will expand your experience of sea kayaking to include a wide variety of sea conditions. This includes winds over force 4 and tides over…
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Sea Kayak Enjoying the journey

Coastal Sea Kayak Award

Your Coastal Sea Kayak Award is designed to progress your ability in appropriate decision making and paddling skills for an enjoyable, safe day out at sea. It should allow you to be confident in planning and undertaking journeys on the sea in a sea kayak or specific sit on tops. You will learn skills to…
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Sea Kayak Award

Your Sea Kayak Award gives you the skills and ability to have a safe, fun day out on the sea. It will give you the correct decision-making and personal skills with which you can plan an enjoyable and successful journey on the sea. You will look at the key environmental factors that will influence your…
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Multi Day Touring Award

Multi-Day Touring Award

Your Multi-Day Touring Award will continue to develop your own personal skills to allow you to undertake safe, multi-day paddling trips with your peers. This will be on a variety of waters including canals, lochs/lakes, estuaries and sections of rivers up to grade 2. You will learn what equipment you will need for several days…
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Open Water Touring Award

Open Water Touring Award

Your Open Water Touring Award will progress your paddling and decision-making skills to undertake fun trips on open water with a group of your peers. This includes open water, small bays, harbours and slow moving estuaries during neap tides. You will become comfortable paddling in force 3 winds or 2 if the wind direction is…
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Sit on Top Kayakers Working together

Touring Award

Your Touring Award will give you the personal and decision-making skills to have an enjoyable and safe day out touring. It will give you the confidence to undertake journeys on a river or estuary. Before paddling you need to ensure you know enough about where you are paddling to keep you safe on the water.…
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Progressive Stadium White Water Award

Progressive Stadium White Water Award Available 4th January 2021 Your Progressive  Stadium White Water Award progresses your ability in decision-making and paddling skills and enables you to have a safe and fun day out on white water. This award will further progress your ability to gather all the information you need about the water you…
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SUP Disipline Support Module

SUP Discipline Support Module

The SUP Discipline Support Module is designed to support you to gain more knowledge about Stand UP Paddleboarding (SUP). This module introduces you to and explains the basic techniques of SUP as well as supporting you to develop an understanding of the discipline. During a full day of activity, our expert tutors will share their…
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Advanced Freestyle Award

Advanced Freestyle Award

Your Advanced Freestyle Award is designed to advance your skills. It will enable you to become a competent all-round freestyle paddler. You will work with your Coach to create a proficient use of skills and equipment to enjoy and be in control throughout your freestyle session. This Award will give you the confidence in looking…
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Freestyle Award

Freestyle Award

Your Freestyle Award will give you the ability to have a fun and exciting freestyle session on moving water, waves, holes and eddy lines. Together with your Coach you will look at the factors that affect your decision on when and where to go out. You will gain proficiency of skills and equipment use to…
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Flat Water Freestyle Award

Flat Water Freestyle Award

Your Flat Water Freestyle award enables you to develop the foundation moves of freestyle. It can be run on any flat water making it the perfect opportunity to get into freestyle without the need for access to white water. You will work alongside your Coach to practice and perfect your freestyle moves within a safe…
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Paddlesport 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 paddlesport by running fun, engaging taster and starter sessions? If so your pathway to becoming a Paddlesport Instructor starts here. Why take the Paddlesport Instructor Award? First…
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Become a Coach

Coach Award

What is the Coach Award? 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. As a coach you will be able to plan, deliver and review progressive sessions safely, effectively and independently. The Coach Award is discipline specific and currently…
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Foundation Safety & Rescue Training

Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT)

Do you want the skills to stay out of trouble? Want to know what to do if either you or others fall into the water? Then the Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT) could be for you! Your course will support you to consider safe practices, provide practical solutions to common issues and appropriate responses…
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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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Freestyle kayaker tail stalling

Performance Coach

WHY BE A PERFORMANCE COACH? Becoming a Performance Coach can have a huge impact on your professional and personal life. Be it exploring coaching to further develop your ability to help others, to support your coaching career or a quest for a sense of purpose. The Performance Coach Award is aimed at experienced coaches who…
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Core Coach

Coach Core Training

The Core Coach Training is open to all paddlers regardless your discipline or previous coaching experience. During this course, you will explore different approaches to understanding and enabling learning. You will also be supported in evolving your personal coaching development plan to enable you to take your learning into practice after the course. The training…
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White Water Kayakers

White Water Kayak Coach

Do you want to coach on white water? Want to support your club? To start a career in coaching paddlesport? If the answer is yes to any of those questions, the White Water Kayak Coach Award could be for you! Why become a White Water Kayak Coach? First of all, you will be joining a…
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Sheltered Water Stand Up Paddleboard coach

Stand Up Paddleboard Coach

Do you want to coach stand up paddleboarding? Want to support your club? To start a career in coaching paddlesport? If the answer is yes to any of those questions, the Stand Up Paddleboard (Sheltered Water) Coach Award could be for you! Why become a Stand Up Paddleboard Coach? First of all, you will be…
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Sea Kayak Coach

Sea Kayak Coach

Do you want to coach sea kayaking? Want to support your club? To start a career in coaching paddlesport? If the answer is yes to any of those questions, the Sea Kayak Coach Award could be for you! Why become a Sea Kayak Coach? First of all, you will be joining a community of like…
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Become a Coach

Canoe and Kayak Coach

Do you want to coach canoeing and kayaking? Want to support your club? Looking to start your career in coaching paddlesport? If the answer is yes to any of those questions, the Canoe and Kayak (Sheltered Water) Coach Award could be for you! Why become a Canoe and Kayak Coach? First of all, you will…
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White Water Safety and Rescue

White Water Safety and Rescue (WWSR) Training

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 and Rescue (WWSR) Training is for you! Your course will support you to consider safe practices, provide…
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Advanced Surf Kayak Award

Advanced Surf Kayak Award

Your Advanced Surf Kayak Award is designed to advance your surfing skills, techniques and accuracy in decision-making for a safe day surfing in a range of environments. This includes reefs, points, offshore breaks and sandy beaches. As we can now surf in more locations you will need to know the environmental factors for each location…
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Progressive Surf Kayak

Progressive Surf Kayak Award

Your Progressive Surf Kayak Award develops your surf kayak skills for a fun and safe day out surfing. You will gain the confidence to surf gentle sloping and spilling waves that are no more than double overhead height when seated in your kayak. When choosing a place to surf it is important to ensure that…
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Surf Kayak Award

Surf Kayak Award

Your Surf Kayak Award will give you the skills you need to have a safe and fun day out surfing. It will give you the confidence to paddle in gentle surf with sloping and spilling waves with proficient skills. Some places where we can surf have more potential dangers than others. You will learn how…
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Swimming Pools and Paddlesports

Swimming Pools and Paddlesports

The Swimming Pools and Paddlesports workshop aims to offer practical advice and guidance for gaining access to swimming pools and for getting the most out of pool sessions. You will develop a good working knowledge of what pressures a pool manager faces. This workshop will support you to make a case for access to your…
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mentoring

Mentoring for Paddlesports

Mentoring for Paddlesports This workshop is ideal for a range of people If your involved in paddlesport as a: Instructors coaches Guides Leaders Teachers, Volunteers, Parent or Career And you want to support paddlers through mentoring this workshop has something for you! You will explore the use of mentoring and the many benefits it offers. …
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