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British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor

Your first stroke to a career in 

Delivered and assessed over 2 days, the Paddlesport Instructor qualification will go though all of the skills and knowledge needed to help prepare candidates for their first paddling instructing role. The course includes both instruction and assessment. Once passed, you will be able to deliver paddlesport taster sessions/starter sessions within the safety management systems of clubs, centres and other organisations in a very sheltered water environment, in craft deemed suitable for a first time experience.

This qualification is used by outdoor centres, organisations and clubs to support their activity delivery and can be completed on canoe, kayak, sit on top kayak or stand up paddleboard (SUP). Candidates will be certified in one craft but able to instruct a mixed fleet.

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Why choose to do your Paddlesport Instructor course with TheCanoeMan?

Norfolk is the perfect venue for assessing Paddlesport Instructor. Whatever the weather is doing there is almost always a place which is still within remit for the assessment to take place. This means very few courses are cancelled due to the weather (which is an issue most places in the UK)

The planned location for the course is in the centre of Norwich, meaning we are well connected with public transport (train and bus). Norwich train station is only a 1hr 45minute journey from Central London.

We will provide all boats and equipment needed. Boats and paddles come as standard so you just need your paddling clothing and buoyancy aid. We can also provide most personal equipment - just let us know beforehand. This means you can either leave the car behind and catch the train, or you don't have to worry about putting a boat on the roof of your car.

We are the largest paddlesports hire and guided trail company in the area - what we don't know about paddling isn't worth knowing. And with 60+ years of instructing and coaching experience between us, you're in safe hands on this course.

If you wish, you can also be added to our database of qualified outdoor instructors and we may contact you if we are looking for freelance instructors for any of our sessions - a great kickstart to your outdoor career.

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If you require any further details or would like to talk about other dates, please do not hesitate to contact us either by email info@TheCanoeMan.com or on 07873 748408