New to teaching or leading paddling

Entry level courses are your gateway to getting started. Teaching and leading paddlesports will offer you a varied, adventurous career. Whether leading gentle Stand Up Paddleboard sessions in the Mediterranean over the summer or coaching paddlers on white water, there is something for everyone.

There are three key entry level options. These are British Canoeing Awarding Body qualifications, so you can be confident your choice will be Internationally recognised.

Not sure what to choose? Then use the widget below to find the right qualification for you. Alternatively, scroll further down to browse through each course individually.

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Our Three Entry Level Courses

Our three key entry-level course options are Paddlesport Instructor, Paddlesport Leader, and Coach Award. If you are not sure which one is best for you, please click on your age bracket (above) to start our find a qualification tool.

For more information on each course, please choose one of the options below. If you have any questions please use the Live Chat function bottom left, or get in contact with us here.

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 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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