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Engage Watersports Ltd

Taplow Lake, Taplow



01628 671131

British Canoeing SUP Sheltered Water Coach – Course Details


Date and Time

Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th November 2022

Duration: 2 days

Start time: 09:00

Finish time: 17:00


Stand Up Paddleboard Sheltered Water Coach – An ideal award for anyone wanting a formal and regulated qualification coaching SUP in a sheltered water environment, introducing fundamental skills up to 200 metres from the bank and up to force 3 winds. 



The course will be based at Taplow Lake but may also use the Jubilee River which is a few minutes’ walk from the lake. There is parking at the lake or Taplow railway station is 15 min’s walk away (3/4 mile)



  • British Canoeing membership
  • British Canoeing Core Coach or previous Level 2 Coach (or higher) training


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 British Canoeing membership
  • Your completed Individual Information Form

Course Programme

The course comprises tuition, coaching practice, homework and assessment tasks over two days. The course runs from 09:00-17:00 each day. Please help yourself and your fellow candidates by arriving promptly for each session. Please aim to be at Engage Watersports at 08:45 on the first day.


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.


If you wish to bring your own board and paddle(s) great, but this is not absolutely necessary as we will be using a variety of different boards from the Engage Watersports fleet during the course. Engage Watersports can also provide spare clothing/equipment for those that may require it i.e. wetsuits, buoyancy aids and windproof tops but please let us know in advance if you do require any item.


Other Facilities

Please note we have a reasonably priced café on site that provides hot and cold food and refreshments, if you prefer to bring a packed lunch then that’s fine but we would ask that this is consumed away from the café area if it is busy. A water bottle/hydration system to take afloat/use at the bank side is recommended


Course Fee

SUP SW Coaching - £200


£380 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.