Coaching

Hi, I'm Phil I have been a Professional Paddlesports Coach for over 30 years, I teach beginners to advanced in canoe, kayak, sea kayak and SUP


At the moment I'm offering the following courses -

Email me for spare spaces I may have...

Nothing with spaces at the moment - message me any queries

 email for a booking form 



If you want to gain a few CPD points for your British Canoeing Coach update, you want to learn something new or you just want to relieve
the  boredom - you may want to join me on one of these online courses.


British Canoeing Coach Core.

This is the first step to becoming a canoe, kayak or SUP coach, it's a two day course now available in an online package of four 4 hour sessions. You have to attend all 4 sessions to gain the training. 

Full 'On Water' British Canoeing membership is a prerequisite of this course.

You then choose which discipline you want, and do the Discipline Specific Training followed by an assessment - these will be face to face courses. 

This is an alternative way to access the two day Coach Core Training, it can still be done face to face.

Full details - here


Online Coach Core dates -


1st/2nd/8th/9th July 6pm SPACES

16th/17th/19th/20th Decembers 6pm SPACES

Keep checking back, I'm trying to find more dates...

These are £200 per person, email for a booking form


Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning
Pre-requisite for Sea Kayak Leader and SUP Coastal Leader. Three evenings - you need to attend all three evenings.

24th/25th/26th June FULL

25th 26th/27th November evenings SPACES


These are £85 for BC members. £100 non members including certificate fees



Foundation Modules


I can offer Mentoring for Paddlesports, Outdoor Education and Paddlesports, Performance Planning, Coaching the Mind, Fitness for Paddlesports, Intro to Paddleability on demand, email me for a chat about dates to suit you

These will be run on Teams, you can access from a browser.
If you fancy any of these, drop me an email and I'll send you a booking form.

If you want to do any of these, but the dates/ times don't work, drop me a line, I may be able to come up with a date that suits you.

You can pay by bank transfer or PayPal, details are on the booking form I'll send you.


Details of Foundation modules can be found HERE

Details of Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning HERE


I can offer bespoke paddlesport coaching to individuals or groups and can train and assess the following BC qualifications -

Leadership courses in Canoe, White Water Kayak, SUP and Sea Kayak

British Canoeing Paddlesports Coach Award

British Canoeing Paddlesports Instructor Award

Paddlesport Leader

Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Training

Whitewater Safety and Rescue

Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning Course

Bell Boat helm.

CPD Foundation Modules, evenings or half day.

Leader provider training and final assessments, in Canoe and Sea

Aquatic First Aid 1 (8 hour) and Aquatic First Aid 2 (16 hour).

Private tuition can be arranged at your convenience at the following rates -

Cost for one person is £260 per day

For two its £150 each

For three its £120 each

For four or more its £90 each

This is just for the tuition/assessing, boats and kit can be provided for a hire cost.

To discuss bookings etc email or ring me on 07771 620745