British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor Level 1 Award

April 23, 2024

Are you a Guiding leader/adult wanting the opportunity to take a group out on the water? This qualification will enable you to deliver safe and enjoyable sessions for groups across multiple crafts: kayaks, open canoes, sit on tops and stand up paddleboarding.

The paddlesport safety rescue training will be on Sunday 8th September 2024 from 9am-5pm. The paddlesport instructor award will be in Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October from 9am-5pm both days. Please note, you MUST attend all three dates to be awarded the qualification.

You will be at Hautbois Activity Centre for all three dates, accommodation in our Reedcutters’ cabins is available from Friday 11th October if you are travelling from further afield or wish to stay here for the duration of the course. Catering is provided from breakfast on Saturday until lunch on Sunday. Lunch is provided if you are just attending for the days.

The total cost is £35 per person. 

*Prior to the PSR (paddlesport safety rescue training), you will need to become a British Canoeing member. Annual memberships are charged at £47 per person. You can join via the British Canoeing website here –

The above link will take you to the page where you can purchase your on the water membership and create your Just Go paddle UK account.


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