British Canoeing SUP Coach (sheltered water) Training

2 days

Age 16+

The Stand Up Paddleboarding Coach Training programme is delivered over two consecutive days.

The SUP Sheltered Water Coach is able to coach the generic skills required for paddling on flat-water to lay sound foundations for discipline specific development in the future. this will include working with paddlers in a range of sheltered water environments.

The syllabus is based on knowledge, understanding and skills that the coaches need to ensure the learners in their care and appropriately provided for. This includes assessing the learners performance and needs, designing and delivering progressive practice/training sessions to meet these needs, managing safely, creating an enjoyable motivating learning environment and skills to support your own personal learning and professional development.

Candidates will need good knowledge of the discipline(s) they wish to coach as this provides the content of WHAT they will be coaching. the course provider can provide further guidance. Prior to training, boat-based coaches should ensure that their personal skills (and leadership skills) are well practiced. This allows them to focus on developing their coaching rather than their paddling.

See British Canoeing's Coach Award Personal Paddling Skills Checklist for further information. https://www.britishcanoeing.or...

Course prerequisites

Equipment and Kit Information

British Canoeing SUP Coach (sheltered water) Training - Kit Info

Paddlesports has been voted the fastest growing water-sport in the UK for the 4th year running and we are proud at sportscotland Cumbrae to be at the heart of these developments. The centre is in a perfect location for Sea Kayaking and we have a wide range of modern boats from some the UK’s leading manufactures P&H & Werner Paddles.

Getting wet is unavoidable so we will make sure you have the correct gear. Peak UK wet-suits, wet-suit boots, buoyancy aids, spray decks and cag tops are available for your use and can be dried overnight ready for the next day’s action. You are of course welcome to use any of your own equipment, just run this past your coaching team. Time will be spent on this try-a-day course to talk you through appropriate clothing; making sure you are aware of what is the best for the sea conditions you are likely to encounter.

You may also want to bring garments such as swim wear, woolly hat and warm socks – even in July! Hot showers are available in the changing areas and accommodation areas so bring a spare towel.

Plastic. The time is right to highlight the devastating effect that plastic is having on our fragile marine environment. In an effort to reduce this burden we are making small steps and ask that our customers refrain from bringing plastic bags or plastic bottles on this course. Pack lunches will be provided and opportunities to fill up water bottles and flasks will be given at the start of the course.

Daily Schedule

British Canoeing SUP Coach (sheltered water) Training - Schedule

On arrival check in at our reception which is situated in the main entrance. You will be asked to complete a form with course and emergency contact details. A room key will be issued for residential guests and a brief outline of Centre facilities indicated.

Main timings of our day are:

Meals times

Lunch: 1230hrs. For residential guests - Breakfast: 0830hrs & Dinner: 1800hrs

All meals are served in the dining area.

Activity times. Your activity will run from 0930 – 1630hrs.

Your instructors will guide you with clothing, activity and the content of the sessions.

Residential Guests: Evenings are generally free time unless your course has specific tutelage incorporated or activities have been pre-arranged.

If you are on a single day course the 0915hrs ferry from Largs to Cumbrae will get you here in sufficient time and plan for the 1730 return crossing.


Due to the current COVID-19 situation we are not taking any course bookings at the moment. If you have any questions in the meantime please contact

Booking Options

1 night full board accommodation included

Date Price Quantity
28 Sep 20 - 29 Sep 20 £249 -


Name Price Quantity
Need more Accommodation? B&B £31 -