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Paddleboard Courses

Paddleboard Courses & Qualifications

We run a variety of multi-day Paddleboard course for people looking to develop their skills or get internationally recognised qualifications to let you teach Strand Up Paddleboarding. 

The Bc Qualification Structure Explained

There are 2 sections to the BC Paddleboard Awards and Qualifications  

  • Personal Performance
  • Coaching

More information can be found at British Canoeing, My Pathway.

Receiving Your Qualification

All Paddleboard Certificates and Awards are issued by British Canoeing in digital PDF format. If you successfully meet the required criteria for an Award, we will notify British Canoeing and register your details with them. 

Personal Performance Awards

SUP Discipline Support Module

The British Canoeing SUP Discipline Specific Support Module is designed to assist coaches who want to gain more knowledge about the specialist discipline of Stand Up Paddleboarding. The course introduces and explains the basic techniques and strategies for coaching on SUPs. The course is a mix of theory and practical activity to ensure everyone has time to try things out. The module seeks to support the continuing process of good coaching practice on the water, with the syllabi written to focus on coaches who are likely to be supporting the beginners.

Sheltered SUP Award

Your SUP Sheltered Water Award will give you the ability to organise and carry out an enjoyable and safe trip on the water up to 200 metres from shore, up to force 3 in winds.  

You will be confident in considering how far you can safely travel from the shore, whilst identifying safe exit points, expanding your knowledge of rescue techniques and looking at the external and environmental factors which may affect our journey. You will create proficient skills to anticipate and adapt to problems we may encounter to enable us to have a safe and enjoyable day out stand up paddleboarding. Your award should be seen as a sound basis for building the experience and knowledge associated with SUP White Water Award holders and SUP Surf Paddle Award holders.

Coaching Qualifications

SUP Sheltered Water Coach Training

If you’re looking to coach Stand Up Paddleboarding on sheltered water, this two day practical training focuses on how to coach the technical and tactical skills for those using SUPs. The course will help you plan and deliver safe, enjoyable, progressive coaching sessions and you’ll explore specifics to help you coach some typical learners relevant to you and the sheltered water environment.

Prerequisites:

  • Core Coach Training
  • Full National Association Membership 

SUP Sheltered Water Coach Assessment

To become a Stand Up Paddleboard Coach (Sheltered Water), you will need to successfully complete a one day, mainly practical assessment. This will include assessment of your practical coaching and safety and rescue skills; supplemented with professional discussion and questioning. 

Prerequisites:

  • Core Coach Training
  • Stand Up Paddleboard (Sheltered Water) Training
  • Coach Award eLearning
  • Assessment Check In

Evidence of minimum standards of deployment:

  • Valid 1 day First Aid Training
  • Safeguarding Training 
  • Full National Association Membership
  • Aged 16 or over at the time of assessment 

SUP Open Water Coach Training

If you’re looking to coach Stand Up Paddleboarding on open water, this two day training focuses on how to coach the technical and tactical skills for those using SUPs. The course will help you plan and deliver safe, enjoyable, progressive coaching sessions and you’ll explore specifics to help you coach some typical learners relevant to you and the open water environment. 

Prerequisites:

  • Core Coach Training
  • Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning or equivalent
  • Full National Association Membership 

SUP Open Water Coach Assessment

To become a Stand Up Paddleboard Coach (Open Water), you will need to successfully complete a one day, mainly practical assessment. This will include assessment of your practical coaching and safety and rescue skills; supplemented with professional discussion and questioning. 

Prerequisites:

  • Core Coach Training
  • Stand Up Paddleboard (Open Water) Training
  • Coach Award eLearning
  • Assessment Check In

Evidence of minimum standards of deployment:

  • Valid 2 day First Aid Training
  • Safeguarding Training 
  • Full National Association Membership
  • Aged 16 or over at the time of assessment

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