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Engage Watersports Ltd

Taplow Lake, Taplow



01628 671131

British Canoeing Coaching and Leadership Courses


About our Courses

For detailed information about our current courses please select the course of interest from the above menu. If you are interested in something else why not give us a call to discuss your requirements. Our instructors are able to deliver a wide range of qualifications not all of which are listed on the web site.


The majority of our courses are delivered at our private lake in Taplow although we do use the Jubilee River and the Thames to add to the experience. Once you get to three star level we do travel a bit further, pretty essential really if you want to qualify in Whitewater Kayaking or Sea Kayaking!

Paddlesport Instructor 


The British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor award is designed for running paddlesport taster/starter sessions within clubs, centres or other organisations in very sheltered water environments and in craft suitable for a first-time experience.

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Core Coach Training


The course focuses on ‘how’ to coach for those who already have a base knowledge about the discipline(s) they wish to coach and is a pre-requisite for those wishing to attend discipline specific training 


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Paddlesport Leader Training


This qualification is suitable for paddlers taking on formal leadership responsibilities in shelter water conditions and who wish to lead, supervise or facilitate, safe, quality, enjoyable trips based on their group’s needs and aspirations. 


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Canoe and Kayak (SW) Coach Training 


This course is designed for those who have good intermediate skills in either canoe or kayak or both and wish to develop other paddlers in these disciplines in a sheltered water environment. The course is a pre-requisite for coaches preparing for assessment as either a Canoe, Kayak or Canoe and Kayak (SW) Coach 

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Stand Up Paddleboard (SW) Coach Training 

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. 


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