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BC / UKCC Canoe Kayak Coach Level 1

Cornwall Outdoors is a provider of the BC / UKCC Canoe Kayak Level 1 Coach award in paddlesport skills. If you are seeking training in any of the canoe or kayak disciplines contact us first.

Course description - Canoe Kayak Coach Level 1

The Level One Coach qualification is the first and most important step of the British Canoeing coaching pathway. It is appropriate for individuals new to coaching, who have some knowledge of paddlesport, and wish to learn how to help others enjoy paddling. The qualification is appropriate to individuals who want to coach any of the various paddlesport disciplines. 

BCU UKCC Canoe Kayak Coach

The course content includes personal skills at the required level, safety and rescues, group management in water venues suitable to the level of award, leader equipment, weather, access and environment and dealing with emergencies.

This four-day training and assessment course is based at Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre, St Austell. Accommodation can be provided at the centre if required, at no extra cost.  Please bring your own personal paddling equipment and clothing.  Kayaks and open canoes can be made available, please advise us before your arrival if you need to borrow any equipment.

BCU UKCC Canoe Kayak Coach

Pre-requisites to this award

  • All candidates must register with British Canoeing for which there is a charge.   (see
  • Minimum age of 16
  • BCU Foundation Safety and rescue training award
  • 2 star award for boat-based award.

Cost and Duration of the Course

The cost per person for attending the four-day training and assessment course available on application.

BCU UKCC Canoe Kayak Coach

Dates, Times and Venues

Date:please contact the centre to discuss
Time(s): 9.15am – 4.00pm
Venue: Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre (St Austell), PL26 6AZ

How to Book

Mark Peters
01726 72901