Quality courses that meet your aspirations to make you better!
Ken is one of the best canoe coaches and paddler in Europe with a well deserved reputation for excellence.
We do many Safety and Rescue courses for all disciplines in challenging conditions.
We do a comprehensive range of courses across a wide range of disciplines.
The British Canoeing Coach Award offers the opportunity to focus your coaching development
All available by arrangement if you have a group of 4 to 6, intended to empower you with the skills to paddle a white water.
What you want in any combination. Any type, the venues you want, the duration and the time of year.
Budgets to suit all needs and requirements for all that want to learn and progress.
All available by arrangement if you have a group of 4 to 6,
Take advantage on any refresher courses so you can be ready for assessment!
1st-3rd June 2024
This is intended to empower you with the skills to paddle a white water kayak with style. A masterclass in controlling your boat and building skills that will also build greater enjoyment. Ideal for those of you with only a little experience on the river.
21st -23rd June 2024
A technical skills masterclass packed with all the learning you need to lay down the firmest of foundations! The course is strong enough to raise you up. An excellent course for coaches wanting a stack of the "What" to coach. A little solo paddling experience is needed.
15th-19th March 2024
A dedicated white water canoe skills course for canoeists who have a little experience on moving water, but would like to launch a future paddling career without limitations! Would be a great next step from the Make Me a Canoeist Course.
30th - 3rd May 25th -28th Sept
A 4 day course for those wanting to step up from grade 2 to grade 3. The course recognises the need to be skilled in the white water environment, but respects the building of confidence as well. A masterclass course.
Not just paddling some of the absolute Scottish Classics, but getting all the coaching you need to add style to your open water and white water canoe paddling. Serious foundations for future advanced water paddling, comprehensive package of Psychological Skills.
A 3 day course for those wanting to step up and enjoy windy conditions on open water. Would you like to see the wind as an opportunity rather than a threat to a great day out? If the answer is yes, then this course will be the key to achieving that.
21st-24th March 2024
The Northern Hit List. The idea is simple, we will paddle the classic Grade 3 rivers of Northern England and the Borders. This is aimed at Grade 2 canoeists who want to broaden their repertoire of rivers and challenges with sections of Grade 3.
The concept is to paddle some of the classic rivers in Scotland in Canoe. A simple, but quite outrageous idea to take canoes onto rivers generally thought of as the preserve of smaller boats. This is aimed at Grade 2+/3- paddlers who want to broaden their repertoire.
This is the replacement for the FSRT. Modernised and streamlined to ensure you can make a real difference! This is a one-day course. It is also a pre-requisite for Paddlesport Instructor.
This is the go-to course if you would like to be safer and better able to rescue others in the wind on open water beyond sheltered conditions.2nd 4th February 2024 (with the Open Water Advanced Canoe Leader Training 2nd and 3rd February)5th to 7th April (with Any Way The Wind Blows)
20th and 21st April 2024 6th to 9th June 2024 (Scotland). Combined with White Water Leader Training. 23rd to 27th July 2024 (Scotland). Combined with White Water Canoe Leader Training.
24th -28th April
British Canoeing now have an AWWS which includes Canoes. We realise there are those of you who paddle on grade 3(4) in canoes who would like to get some great training in the safety and rescue techniques essential for advanced conditions!
+ Inland Open Water Safety and Rescue for Canoe, Packed full of the very best training based on real experience and expertise. 2nd to 4th February 2024
Packed full of the very best training based on real experience and expertise. Would make an excellent Refresher before assessment. More details here 2nd to 6th March 2024
Packed full of the very best training based on real experience and expertise. Would make an excellent Refresher before assessment. More details here 13th to 17th December 2023 Can be used as a REFRESHER: Assessment can be arranged on the 18th 6th to 8th February 2024. Assessment can be arranged on the 9th
"The very best way of preparing for assessment" That is what they all say! Then a relaxed and supportive assessment; what more can we say. Details here 6th to 8th December 2023 (WW). Assessment on the 9th.
This is the beginning of the coaching process for you.The only pre-requisite is membership, nothing else! You do NOT have to have completed Paddlesport Instructor (Level 1 as was), FSRT or a personal performance award.
"Ken is excellent! His courses have helped me progress from a complete novice to a competent coach, his delivery and sytle is professional, welcoming and fun!"High School Teacher
"Ken, You started me down the coaching route and for that I am very grateful Ken. Having been coached at National level in a number of sports, and been coached at a high level in a number of other sports. You are the best coach I have ever worked with ever. Thanks Ken "Outdoor adventure Coach
"Great course, great fun and I'll be back! Ken is a great coach with a wealth of knowledge! Highly reccomend!!!"Chief Marketing Officer