5-Day Paddlesport Instructor Training

£ 400

Perth, Scotland

5-Day Paddlesport Instructor Training
Minimum age: 14
Perth, Scotland
Max. group size: 16
Cancellation: Strict
£ 400

Activity Highlights:

Turn your paddling passion into a career with our 5-Day Paddlesport Instructor Training. This comprehensive course is designed for those aspiring to become Paddlesport Instructors, providing a blend of practical skills, rescue techniques, and fun-filled experiences on the water.

Key Details

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Age Requirement: Adult (14+)
  • Price: £400 per person

Key Skills

Throughout the course, participants will develop skills in:

  • Canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP).
  • Effective rescue techniques and safety protocols on the water.
  • Long-distance paddling and white-water navigation.

Course Breakdown

The course will run on 5 consecutive days, and will be structured as follows:

Day 1: Canoe & Kayak Skills

Focus on perfecting basic canoeing and kayaking techniques.

Day 2: SUP Skills & River Trip

Master SUP skills with an engaging river trip in the afternoon.

Day 3: 10km Paddling Tour & Skill Practice

Embark on a 10km tour to Newburgh, choosing your preferred craft, followed by skill practice sessions at Willowgate.

Day 4: Safety and Rescue Training

Comprehensive training in water safety and rescue methods for self and others.

Day 5: White Water Adventure & Group Choice Activity

Experience the thrill of white water paddling in kayaks or paddleboards, followed by activities chosen by the group, such as additional skills training or another trip.

Qualifications

You’ll leave with the following British Canoeing qualifications:

  1. Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course
  2. SUP Personal Performance Award
  3. Paddle Explore Award

Next Steps

Having fulfilled all the prerequisites, including reaching Paddle Explore level and completing a PSRC course, you should now feel prepared to pursue your Paddlesport Instructor qualification. It’s advisable to wait a few weeks before scheduling your Paddlesport Instructor assessment. This gap allows the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired to fully integrate and provides you with time to refine any areas needing improvement.

Upon deciding to proceed, you have the flexibility to undertake your Paddlesport Instructor qualification either with us or at a local venue of your choice. This is a two-day program that includes both training and assessment. Once you’ve successfully completed it, you’ll be qualified to instruct canoeing, paddleboarding, and kayaking in sheltered water settings, using your chosen craft. Additionally, having completed the SUP Personal Performance Award with us, this qualification will extend your instructing capabilities to include SUP, effectively enhancing your range as a Paddlesport Instructor.

Location

This course takes place at our outdoor activity centre, set in the scenic backdrop of Perthshire near the River Tay.

We will send you the precise meeting point upon booking, but you can view our location on the map at the bottom of this page, and there is more information on how to reach us in the FAQs on this page.

Prerequisites

Participants should be competent paddlers, ready to take their training to the next level. You must be aged 14+.

Why Choose Us?

We offer a unique, holistic training experience that goes beyond just technical skills. Our course is designed to instill confidence and comfort in multiple paddlesport disciplines, equipping you with not only the necessary qualifications but also the practical experience for the Paddlesport Instructor assessment. Our beautiful location, combined with experienced instructors and a friendly, supportive environment, makes this course an ideal stepping stone for anyone looking to pursue a career in paddlesport instruction. Join us to turn your passion for paddling into a professional skill set!

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What's Included:

  • Expert instruction in various paddlesports disciplines.
  • British Canoeing qualifications: Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course, SUP Personal Performance Award, Paddle Explore Award.
  • Comprehensive training in both theoretical and practical aspects of paddlesport instruction.

What's Not Included:

  • Personal insurance.
  • Meals and snacks.
  • Accommodation.
  • Personal paddling gear (swimwear for under a wetsuit, shoes for water).

Facilities

Car parking available
Changing rooms available
Showers Available
Toilets

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Frequently Asked Questions

The centre is located in the heart of Perthshire, a short distance from Perth City Centre. You can find us on the banks of the River Tay, with signage to guide you in from major routes.

We will send you the precise address and postcode upon booking, but here is a summary to help you plan your visit:

  • By Foot: From Perth City Centre, you have two options:
    • Take the scenic riverside walk from Rodney Gardens, noting it can be muddy in winter or a wildflower path in summer. Be mindful of high tide times, as the path isn’t accessible one hour either side of high tide. This path’s conditions can vary.
    • For a firmer path, cross South Street bridge, turn right onto Dundee Road, and follow the pavement directly to the centre.
  • By Car: Use the postcode provided Sat Nav.
    • From Dundee, take A90, then A85, staying on Dundee Rd and look for brown tourist signs.
    • From Perth, go over South Street bridge, right on Dundee Rd/A85.
    • From Edinburgh, take M90, exit at Junction 11 for A85, and follow the signs.
  • By Bike: A cycle lane is available along Dundee Road, suitable for experienced cyclists. You can also follow the riverside walk, but may need to dismount in places. Secure bike storage is planned for the future.
  • By Bus: Perth City Centre has bus stops about a 40-minute walk from our centre. A limited bus service stops at Walnut Grove, a 5-minute walk away, and an electric bus stop is directly outside our centre. Check Google Maps for the latest schedules and stops with the provided postcode.

Ideal for adults (14+) looking to start or advance their career in paddlesport instruction.

Participants will earn the Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course, SUP Personal Performance Award, and Paddle Explore Award.

Bring lunch, shoes suitable for getting wet, and swimwear for under a wetsuit.

The course spans 5 consecutive days, providing extensive training and experience.

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  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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