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Engage Watersports Ltd

Taplow Lake, Taplow



01628 671131

British Canoeing SUP Open Water Coach – Course Details


Date and Time

Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st April

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August

Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th September


Duration: 2 days

Start time: 09:00

Finish time: 17:00


Stand Up Paddleboard Open Water Coach – An ideal award for anyone wanting a formal and regulated qualification coaching SUP in a open water environment, introducing fundamental skills up to 500 metres from the bank and up to force 4 winds. 



The course will be based in Chichester, exact location to be sorted near to the start of the course  



  • British Canoeing membership
  • British Canoeing Core Coach or previous Level 2 Coach (or higher) training
  • British Canoeing Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning Course

Candidate Registration

All candidates are required to register for the award with British Canoeing before going forward to assessment, but it is not a requirement before coming on this training course. (or national association if appropriate).  Please note registration is separate to British Canoeing membership. Please use the following link from British Canoeing website -


Course Paperwork

Please ensure you bring with you to the first day of the course the following:

  • Evidence of registration with British Canoeing (see above)
  • Your completed Individual Information Form

Course Programme

The course comprises tuition, coaching practice, homework and assessment tasks over two days. The course runs from 09:00-18:00 each day. Please help yourself and your fellow candidates by arriving promptly for each session.


Personal Clothing and Equipment

Please bring personal clothing and equipment suitable for going afloat or working from the bank appropriate to the weather conditions forecast for each day of the course. This should include water/wind proof outerwear and a hat. Please also bring personal paddling/coaching equipment, including a buoyancy aid if you have this.


We reccomend bringing your own board for this course, but if you wish to use one of our touring boards please let us know and we can arrange for a board to be there at the start of the course.



Course Fee

SUP OW Coaching - £199


£379 when also booking Core Coach


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Course Director  - Jenna Sanders

Your course director will be Jenna Sanders, a British Canoeing Licenced Course Provider, she has have been working in paddlesports industry for over 15 years, starting out as a freelance instructor and working up to centre manager. She has extensive experience of staff training and development, safety management and coaching a wide range of paddlers.

Jenna is an advanced white water canoe coach and 5 star canoe leader, as well as holding the BCU level 3 white water kayak coach award and a provider of many British Canoing awards in personal performance, leadership, coaching and safety.

Jenna is part of British Canoeing's National Trainer team for Paddlesport Leader and FSRT. a member of the canoe and touring technical groups too, and really love being able to play a small part to help shape the new content and awards that BC develops.