British Canoeing Awarding Body launch the NEW Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor

The NEW Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor award is now available and aims to support Instructors running SUP taster/starter sessions and short journeys in very sheltered water environments.

The 2 day course helps to prepare candidates for their first SUP instructing role, ensuring they are ‘primed and ready’ to deliver safe and enjoyable sessions for people new to paddleboarding, within the safety management systems of clubs, centres or other organisations.

The qualification will support the Instructor with practical skills such as kitting up a group and getting afloat, initial familiarisation activities, games and how to use mini journeys to support learning, inspire adventure and exploration. This will be enhanced with support on how these sessions can be delivered in a way that is enjoyable, safe and rewarding.

The course is suitable for those over 14 years of age and the only prerequisites are National Association membership and personal paddling and rescue competence.

This course is a great addition to the suite of SUP qualifications and awards we already have and provides a fantastic pathway for those wishing to introduce others to Stand Up Paddleboarding, having the confidence that this qualification is regulated and has high levels of quality assurance expected from an Awarding Organisation.

– Lee Pooley, Director of Coaching and Qualifications at Paddle UK

Find out more on the BCAB website here or visit your Delivery Centre website to book your upcoming course today