BSUPA Instructor Training Course – Levels 1 & 2

BSUPA Instructor Training Course - Levels 1 & 2

£ 250

Newquay, Cornwall

Advanced & Expert
Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Newquay, Cornwall
Cancellation: Moderate
Duration: 2 days
£ 250

Activity Highlights:

Transform your passion for stand-up paddleboarding into a rewarding career with our comprehensive instructor training courses. We offer BSUPA Level One and Level Two Instructor Training Courses on consecutive weekends in October.

Choose from Level 1 and Level 2 ITC to match your expertise and teaching aspirations.


Learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding instruction, including technique, safety, and how to instruct in controlled environments.

Key Details

  • Dates: 7th – 8th October 2023
  • Time: 09:00 – 16:00
  • Price: £250

Course Overview

The BSUPA Level 1 Instructor Training Course (ITC) is a comprehensive 2-day program run in collaboration with the British Stand Up Paddleboarding Association (BSUPA). The course aims to produce skilled and professional SUP instructors with a strong focus on safety, communication, and representing the sport and BSUPA well. The curriculum includes the BSUPA teaching scheme, practical water assessments, candidate-led presentations, theory lectures, and a theory test.


You must be a competent paddleboarder to undergo an instructor training course. Please ensure you meet the following requirements before choosing to enroll on BSUPA ITC L1.

  • Paddling Proficiency: Must demonstrate effective paddle stroke, basic and advanced turns (nose and tail sweep turns), and ability to tow and rescue. Must pass a paddle test by completing 400m in 3 minutes and 45 seconds.
  • BSUPA Membership: You will need to become a member of BSUPA to take this course (~£25 annually).
  • First Aid: A valid one-day attended certified First Aid qualification is necessary to qualify.


Advance your skills and learn to manage groups, deal with diverse water conditions, and potentially run your own SUP school.

  • Dates: 14th – 15th October 2023
  • Time: 11:00 – 19:00
  • Price: £250

Course Overview

If you’re already a BSUPA-certified Level 1 instructor and have teaching experience in various water conditions, the BSUPA Level 2 Instructor Training Course (ITC) is your next step. Designed for those looking to advance their careers, this course allows you to serve as the principal manager in charge of SUP operations at any BSUPA-recognised school. The training covers higher-level instruction techniques for guiding ready-to-ride paddlers on basic tours in various water environments, including small surf. It also delves into business elements like staff management, safety systems, and legal requirements for running a school.


In order to enroll in BSUPA ITC L2, you must fulfill the following requirements;

  • BSUPA Membership & L1: Must be a current BSUPA member and hold a valid BSUPA Level 1 instructor certificate.
  • Teaching Experience: Must have logged 100 teaching hours in a BSUPA-recognised school.
  • First Aid & Powerboat License: A valid one-day certified First Aid qualification and an RYA Powerboat Level 2 license are required.
  • Paddling Test: Must complete a 400-meter paddle in 3 minutes.


All courses are held at a renowned Newquay BSUPA-recognised training provider located on Fistral Beach. The precise address will be sent to you upon booking, but the centre is located just below the Headland Hotel for your reference.

How To Book

Our 2023 dates are in the diary! Please choose which level is suitable for you (please note the above prerequisites) and book onto the following dates using the booking form:

  • Level One: 7th – 8th October 2023
  • Level Two: 14th – 15th October 2023

Once you have requested your spot, we will confirm it before you book. Please expect a prompt email confirming your booking, along with additional information and any further questions. At this point, you will be taken to payment and be able to speak directly with us with any queries related to the course.

Why Choose Us?

We believe in fostering a community of water enthusiasts. Our qualified team of lifelong surfers and SUP-ers is dedicated to sharing their wealth of knowledge and expertise with you. Plus, the exceptional location at the five-star Headland Hotel allows us a unique blend of comfort and nature to enhance your learning experience.

Ready to dive in? Register today, and take the first step toward becoming a certified SUP instructor!

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What's Included:

  • Course materials and overview
  • Skills requirement list
  • Training from seasoned instructors
  • BSUPA qualification upon successful completion of the course

What's Not Included:

  • Candidates generally bring their own SUP kit and wetsuit, although these can be rented from the centre if necessary.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you must have a valid BSUPA Level 1 instructor qualification, along with 100 hours of logged teaching experience in a BSUPA-recognised school.

Successful completion of Level 1 qualifies you to work as an instructor in a BSUPA accredited school within specific environmental conditions.

With Level 2, you can work as a senior instructor and are eligible to apply for BSUPA accreditation to run your own school. You may also be endorsed for Race, Surf, and Tour SUP instruction.

While most candidates bring their own SUP kit and wetsuit, these can be rented from the training centre if needed.

Feel free to contact the Adventuro team via the online chat with any questions. Otherwise, you are welcome to submit a booking request and ask any questions in the comments section for a direct response from the centre. You will not need to pay until your spot is confirmed once all questions have been answered, even once you submit a booking request. Please note that the centre may well ask you some further questions too, just to check your suitability for the level you have selected.

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