British Canoeing Awarding Body Announces the NEW Paddlesport Instructor Award

As part of British Canoeing Awarding Body’s commitment to reviewing the Coaching and Leadership awards, it is with great delight to announce the NEW Paddlesport Instructor Award which will be launched in January 2019 replacing the existing Paddlesport Instructor course.

The qualification has undergone significant changes, through consultation with the industry including clubs, providers, centres and coaches. The qualification has been developed to support the work of the instructor in introducing people to the exciting world of paddlesport through fun games and inspiring sessions in a very sheltered water environment.

The 2-day course helps to prepare candidates for their first paddlesport instructing role, ensuring they are ‘primed and ready’ to deliver taster sessions for people new to paddlesport.

The course is available in a range of craft including closed and open cockpit kayaks, sit-on-tops, stand-up-paddleboards and open canoes.  There is no workbook to complete but the option for eLearning is available.  Prerequisites are Home Nation membership and Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT).  Further details can be found by clicking here