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2020 Dates To Be Released

Paddle Sport Instructor Award - Swanage, Dorset

Learn, train, qualify, enjoy

What is it? 

The Paddlesport Instructor Award is designed for instructors running taster or starter sessions within the safety management systems of clubs/centres or other organisations in ‘Very Sheltered Water’ environments and in stable craft deemed suitable for a first time experience.

The Qualification

The qualification will support the instructor with practical skills such as kitting up a group and getting afloat, initial familiarisation activities, games and activities to support learning and how to use mini journeys to support learning, inspire adventure and exploration. 


The course is a minimum of two days and includes at least 15 hours teaching/learning contact time.

Prices and dates

  • Total Cost £180
  • 15 hours instruction time
  • 2020 Dates To Be Released

About the Award

The Paddle Sport Instructor Award has replaced Level 1 Coach. This award gives you the foundation of paddlesport coaching and is generally the first award you will need to be able teach paddlesports

Before you start...

Before attending the Paddlesport Instructor course candidates are expected to have developed personal paddling and rescue competence 


- You will need to register for the course with British Canoeing at least 2 weeks before the start of the course.

Prices and Dates

  • Total cost £180
  • 2020 Dates To Be Released
  • 2 Day Course 

    Who are Land & Wave?

    We're based in Dorset, but operate all over the UK and in the French Alps.

    Land & Wave trains lots (and lots) of Outdoor Instructors every year. 

    Why use Land & Wave

    Our staff love what they do and love sharing adventures with people.

    We are NOT stuffy, old school and aloof.

    We're good at paperwork and communication - you'll know exactly what's going on.


    How to find us

    Land & Wave

    Unit 14 Jaden Centre

    Prospect Business Park

    Prospect Way


    BH19 1EJ

    Google Maps

    Depending on conditions and the objectives for each day we will use various (rather splendid!) locations in the area which include Swanage Bay, Studland, Wareham River and some lakes


    2-day course


    16 - 17 March


    £180 book online

    Paddle Sports Instructor

    Paddle Sports Instructor training is a fantastic opportunity to develop skills, confidence and take on board new information. You'll need some prior experience.

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