Courses

Racing Coach

Racing Coach

Do you want to coach Sprint and/or Marathon paddlers? Want to support your club? To start a career in coaching paddlesport? If the answer is yes to any of those questions the Racing Coach Award could be for you! Why become a Racing Coach? First of all, you will be joining a community of like…
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Polo Coach

Polo Coach

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

Slalom Coach

Do you want to coach Slalom? Want to support your club? To start a career in coaching paddlesport? If the answer is yes to any of those questions the Slalom Coach Award could be for you! Why become a Slalom Coach? First of all, you will be joining a community of like minded individuals, keen…
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Guide Module Trip Planning

Trip Planning and Organisation

Looking to expand your knowledge of trip planning and organisation? Are you looking to plan a trip or expedition? Do you want to explore the considerations needed when organising a trip? Do you want to support your paddlers in the build up to your expeditions?  If so, the Trip Planning and Organisation Module could be…
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Guide Module Customer Experience

Customer Experience

Customer Experience is key to personal recommendation and repeat bookings. Do you want to put customers at the forefront on your journeys and trips? Are you looking at how to match your client’s expectations? Do you want to add value to your paddler’s experiences?  If so, the Customer Experience Module could be for you! Why…
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Guide Module Environment and Sustainability

Environment and Sustainability

Are you Looking to expand your knowledge in the environment and sustainability? Are you interested in protecting the thriving natural environment? Do you want to support and inspire other paddlers?  If so, the Environment and Sustainability module could be for you! Why choose the Environment and Sustainability module? This module is open to anyone wanting…
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Guide Module Leadership

Leadership

Looking to expand your knowledge of the leadership principles? Do you want to explore and consider your own leadership style? Are you looking to expand your knowledge of the influences on leadership behaviour and decision making? Do you want to better support your paddlers during trips and journeys?  If so, the Leadership module could be…
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Guide Module Camp Craft

Camp Craft and Expedition Skills

Looking to expand your knowledge of camp craft and expedition skills? Do you want to make the most out of journeying in your chosen craft? Are you looking to expand your knowledge of guiding in your chosen environment? Do you want to support your paddlers during expeditions?  If so, the Camp Craft and Expedition Skills…
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Advanced OC1 Leader ww

Advanced White Water OC1 Leader

Looking to lead advanced river journeys? Do you want to lead a group of paddlers on advanced river journeys in white water OC1s? Are you a white water OC1 paddler or do you have experience paddling in advanced white water? Do you want to support your club? If so, the Advanced White Water OC1 Leader…
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OC1 White Water Leader

White Water OC1 Leader

Become a White Water OC1 Leader! Looking to lead journeys on white water? Do you want to lead a group of white water OC1 paddlers on moderate white water? Are you a white water OC1 paddler or do you have experience paddling in moderate white water? Do you want to support your club? If so,…
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Advanced Surf Kayak Leader

Advanced Surf Kayak Leader

Become an Advanced Surf Kayak Leader! Looking to lead journeys on advanced surf? Do you want to lead a group of surf paddlers in advanced surf environments? 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 Advanced Surf Kayak…
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Advanced WW Kayak Leader

Advanced White Water Kayak Leader

Become a Advanced White Water Kayak Leader! Looking to lead advanced river journeys? Do you want to lead a group of paddlers on advanced river journeys in white water kayaks? Are you a white water kayaker or do you have experience paddling in advanced white water? Do you want to support your club? If so,…
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Surf Kayak Leader

Surf Kayak Leader

Become a Surf Kayak Leader! Looking to lead journeys in a surf environment? Do you want to lead a group of surf paddlers in moderate surf environments? 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…
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Sea Kayaker paddling away from the camera

Advanced Sea Kayak Leader

Become an Advanced Sea Kayak Leader! Looking to lead journeys on advanced tidal water? Are you a sea kayaker or do you have experience paddling in advanced sea conditions? Do you want to lead a group of paddlers with a range of experience on advanced tidal waters? Do you want to support your club? If…
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Advanced Canoe Leader

Advanced Canoe Leader

Become an Advanced Canoe Leader! Looking to lead canoeists? Do you want to lead a group of canoeists on advanced rivers and on remote, exposed, open water? Are you a canoeist or do you have experience paddling in advanced rivers and exposed, open water? Do you want to support your club? If so, the Advanced…
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Belboat Helm

Bell Boat Helm

Become a Bell Boat Helm! Looking to lead bell boat 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 centre, school or club as a Bell Boat Helm? If so, becoming a…
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Wild Water Racing Perform Award

Wild Water Racing Perform Award

Your Wild Water Racing Perform Award develops your skills to allow you to have an enjoyable and safe training session on grade 1-2 water. You will look at the environmental conditions and determine how they may affect your paddle. This includes considering the flow of the water and whether the water levels are likely to…
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Wild Water Racing Excel Award

Wild Water Racing Excel Award

Your Wild Water Racing Excel Award will build on your skills to enable you to have an enjoyable race or session on grade 3-4 water. You will continue to look at the key factors of the weather, the water levels and grade, as well as the features to make a decision on when and where…
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Wild Water Racing Explore Award

Wild Water Racing Explore Award

Your Wild Water Racing Explore Award will give you the foundation skills and techniques that you will need to have an enjoyable session on sheltered water. You will start to develop an understanding of the environment where you will train, as well as consider drink and nutrition requirements to get the best from your session.…
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Advance White Water Award

Advanced White Water Award

Your Advanced White Water Award will further advance your skills to enable you to have a safe and fun day out paddling on grade 4-5 water. This award will further develop your decision-making skills. You will consider all the environmental factors to allow you to choose a suitable place to paddle. This will include the…
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Progressive White Water Award

Progressive White Water Award

Your Progressive White Water Award progresses your ability in decision-making and paddling skills and enables you to have a safe and fun day out on grade 3-4 rivers. This award will further progress your ability to gather all the information you need about the water you are paddling on so that you can make the…
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Develop your skills for a paddlesport career

White Water Award

Your White Water Award will give you the skills needed for a safe and fun day out white water paddling. This will be on rivers up to grade 2. You will learn how to use the environmental factors to identify where and when to paddle. This includes the water grade, the weather, other paddlers and…
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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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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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Slalom Excel Award

Slalom Excel Award

Your Slalom Excel Award will build on your existing skills to give you the ability to race and train in an advanced, slalom environment. You will explore new boat, body and blade movements and trajectories. As well as learning how to handle the challenges that forces of nature may bring with precision. It will give…
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Slalom Perform Award

Slalom Perform Award

Your Slalom Perform Award will progress your slalom techniques and skills. This will give you the ability to plan and apply decision making skills according to the environment. You will further develop your speed and ability to allow for confidence and proficiency in skills and kit for an enjoyable slalom session. You will continue to…
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