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Paddle UK Paddlesport Instructor Course

The Paddle sport Instructor is the first step on the coaching pathway, and the entry point for most paddle sport coaches. This qualification develops the foundation coaching skills that underpin coaching practice.

Description

The Paddle sport Instructor is the first step on the coaching pathway, and the entry point for most paddle sport coaches.

This qualification prepares coaches for running taster sessions, coaching introductory core skills, coaching paddlers in a variety of craft, normally with the support of a more qualified coach. This is mixed craft award, you pick a craft to be assessed in and have to perform rescues and sessions form that craft eg If you pick paddle boarding you have to be able to rescue a kayak and canoe from your board.

 

This course is for you if: You would like to get into coaching paddle sport, and you have your FSRT/PSRC (or plan to by the start of the course)

If you would like to do this course, but are having trouble meeting the pre-requisites, get in touch, as we may be able to organise training and/or assessment for you before the course.

Times

9.30am to 5pm

Dates for 2024:

May 11th and 12th

July 6th and 7th

October 26th and 27th

Venue

This course is held at Leam Boat Centre.

What to Wear and Bring:

You should have all your usual paddling equipment, including any safety/rescue kit you usually carry. If you would like to use a centre boat please get in touch in advance. You will also need to have registered with British Canoeing at least 2 weeks before the start of the course paying a fee to Paddle UK.

 

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