British Canoeing Paddle Sport Instructor Course in Lancashire

British Canoeing Paddle Sport Instructor Course in Lancashire

£ 288

Chorley, Lancashire

Advanced & Expert
Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Minimum age: 14
Chorley, Lancashire
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Flexible
£ 288

Activity Highlights:

This is the perfect opportunity for enthusiasts who enjoy spending time on the water and want to introduce others to the joys of paddlesport. Whether your interest lies in canoeing, kayaking, sit-on-top kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding, this course will help you develop your skills and share your passion with others.

Key Details

  • Duration: 2 consecutive days, 8.30am-5pm
  • Price: £288 per person
  • Age Limit: 14+
  • Paddlesport Options: Canoeing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding
  • Catering: Hot breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea, coffee, and biscuits on both days
  • Accommodation: Available upon request, subject to availability

Key Skills

During the course, you will learn:

  • Preparation techniques for group activities including kitting up and getting afloat.
  • Engaging group activities including games, tasks, and mini-journeys.
  • Effective coaching of basic skills.
  • Top tips for common challenges and accelerating learning.
  • Equipment selection and safety management.
  • Developing personal paddling skills.

Course Breakdown

The programme is practical and covers a variety of subjects to equip you with the skills necessary to be an effective paddlesport instructor. It includes hands-on training in preparing and leading activities, coaching techniques, safety management, and personal skill development.


  • Ages 14+.
  • Proficiency in your chosen paddlesport.

Why Choose Us?

Our course is led by highly experienced tutors who are passionate about paddlesports and dedicated to supporting you throughout your training. You’ll not only develop as an instructor but also have the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, potentially forming lasting connections in the paddling community. We provide a fun, engaging, and supportive environment, ideal for learning and sharing your passion for paddlesport.

Join us for an enriching experience that sets you on the path to becoming a competent and inspiring Paddle Sport Instructor!

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What's Included:

  • Comprehensive instruction from experienced tutors.
  • All necessary equipment for paddlesport training.
  • Meals and refreshments during the course.

What's Not Included:

  • Personal gear (appropriate clothing, water shoes, etc.).
  • Travel expenses to and from the centre.
  • Accommodation (available on request).

Frequently Asked Questions

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive the Paddle Sport Instructor Award from British Canoeing. This qualification enables you to instruct and lead paddlesport activities, such as kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding, at outdoor centres, clubs, and organisations.

The course is heavily focused on practical, hands-on learning. You will participate in various on-water activities, practicing how to coach and lead groups, manage safety, and effectively use equipment. There will also be opportunities to enhance your own paddling skills through guided practice and feedback from experienced instructors.

Yes, the course fee includes breakfast and a cooked lunch on both days of the training. However, accommodation is not included in the course fee. If you require accommodation, it needs to be requested separately and is subject to availability.

Our recommended kit list is:

  • Full set of spare clothing including dry shoes
  • Sun cream
  • Insect repellent
  • Anorak or waterproof jacket
  • Fleece
  • Trainers
  • Old shoes (to get wet)
  • Towel
  • Bag(s) for dirty/wet clothes
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Hats, gloves and scarf for winter months
  • Any personal medication (please make centre staff aware of this)

Yes, we cater for all types of food allergies and religious food requirements. We ask that you inform our reception team at least 2 weeks prior to your visit to allow our catering team to source the necessary ingredients and produce a suitable menu.

Accommodation is not included in this course. However, it can be arranged upon request and subject to availablity. The majority of our bedrooms sleep between 3 to 4 in bunk beds in each room. Sheets, duvets and pillows are provided. All rooms are en-suite.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy


  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 


  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 


  • 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


  • 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