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Paddle UK Paddlesport Instructor Training Course

£ 220

Newton Abbot

Paddle UK Paddlesport Instructor Training Course
Minimum age: 14
Newton Abbot
Max. group size: 12
Cancellation: Custom
£ 220

Activity Highlights:

Ready to become a paddlesport instructor? Our two-day Paddlesport Instructor course is designed to equip you with the skills and confidence needed to lead paddlesport activities effectively. Whether you’re an intermediate paddler looking to take the next step or a seasoned enthusiast seeking professional development, this course is for you.

Key Details

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Locations: Multiple
  • Instructor: Dan
  • Suitable for: Intermediate and above, ages 14+
  • Group Size: 6 – 12 participants

Key Skills

  • Confidence in leading paddlesport activities
  • Ability to prepare groups and engage them with fun activities
  • Knowledge of safety measures and risk management
  • Skills in running games and activities to support learning
  • Access to valuable resources for ongoing learning and development

Course Breakdown

Our comprehensive two-day course covers essential topics to prepare you for a successful paddlesport instructor career and for the Paddle UK Paddlesport Instructor Assessment. You’ll start by learning how to kit up a group and get afloat safely, ensuring everyone is equipped and ready for the water. Initial familiarisation activities will help you engage participants and build rapport, setting the stage for effective learning.

Next, you’ll delve into the art of using mini journeys to promote environmental exploration, fostering a deeper connection with nature while honing paddling skills. Safety is paramount, so you’ll learn group safety measures to manage risks effectively and ensure a safe paddling experience for everyone involved. Throughout the course, practical application of teaching techniques will be emphasised, equipping you with the tools to inspire and educate paddlers of all levels.

Location

We cover various locations in the UK for our courses.

Most of our kayaking courses take place on the River Dart in Dartmoor – meeting point TQ13 7NT.

We also run courses at:

  • Lee Valley White Water Centre (EN9 1AB)
  • The National White Water Centre (LL23 7NU)
  • Holme Pierrepont White Water (LL23 7NU)

We also travel to individuals and clubs to run training and assessments, covering most of England, up to Nottingham and Wales.

You can check the location on the booking form below. If you are unsure, feel free to contact the adventuro team who can help you book onto the right date for you, or organise a location for your session.

Prerequisites

To enroll in this course, we recommend completion of the Paddle Explore Award or equivalent, around 70 hours of personal paddling experience, being aged 14 or over, and having membership with the National Association.

Why Choose Us

With 32 years of combined experience in outdoor activities and founded by outdoor professionals with international competition experience, we pride ourselves on providing tailored activities for a safe and enjoyable environment.

Our focus is on client development and independence in the outdoors, ensuring you leave our courses equipped with the skills and confidence to explore paddlesport independently. Additionally, as a 1% for the planet business, we’re committed to giving back to nature for every booking made with us.

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What's Included:

  • High-quality delivery team to support you throughout the course
  • Certification upon successful completion
  • Guidance from Paddle UK qualified instructors

What's Not Included:

  • Personal equipment (e.g., paddle, craft, paddlesport clothing, packed lunch)
  • Foundation Safety and Rescue training
  • Accommodation/meals
  • Transport to and from the meeting point

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Frequently Asked Questions

Participants must be able to paddle a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard independently on flat water and ensure safety for themselves and others.

Completion of the Paddle Explore Award or equivalent, along with around 70 hours of personal paddling experience, will help you grasp the concepts more effectively.

Participants aged 14 and above are welcome to join our Paddlesport Instructor course.

Whether you’re a teenager with a passion for paddling or an adult looking to pursue a new career path, we cater to diverse age groups.

Yes, we advise bringing your paddle, craft (if you have one), and paddlesport clothing suitable for your chosen discipline.

Additionally, don’t forget to pack a lunch and bring along a notepad and pen for taking notes during the course.

Absolutely! Qualified coaches can earn 20 CPD points through our Paddlesport Instructor training. It’s a fantastic opportunity to enhance your skills, broaden your expertise, and advance your career in paddlesport instruction.

Yes, we provide access to free instructor eLearning and resources on the Paddle UK Awarding Body website. These resources offer valuable information and preparation materials to supplement your learning during and after the course.

Accommodation is not included in the price. 

We can recommend local accommodation if needed. Please contact the adventuro team using the chat below to enquire. They’ll be happy to help!

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • 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.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before your 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.
  • 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.

Custom Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible.

Cancellations made more than 14 days before the course start date will receive a full refund, minus any non-refundable deposit, if applicable.

Cancellations made within 7-14 days of the course start date will be eligible for a 50% refund.

Cancellations made less than 7 days before the course start date will not be eligible for refunds.

  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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