Coaching

Hi, I'm Phil I have been a Professional Paddlesports Coach for over 25 years, I teach beginners to advanced in canoe, kayak, sea kayak and SUP


At the moment I'm offering the following online courses -



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 lockdown 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.

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

Coach Core dates

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th March Afternoons FULL

6th/7th/13th/14th March Afternoons FULL

22nd/23rd/24th/26th March Evenings 5.30pm - 9.30pm   FULL

27th/28th March, 3rd/4th April Weekend afternoons 2pm - 6pm   FULL

12th/13th/14th/16th  April Evenings 5.30pm - 9.30 FULL

Sunday 2nd and Sunday 9th May all day weekends 9 - 5 FULL

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th May Evenings 5.30pm - 9.30pm SPACES


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

These are £190 per person, email for a booking form


Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning
Pre-requisite for Sea Kayak Leader and SUP Coastal Leader.


 CNTP - 1st -4th March. three evenings 6pm - 9pm FULL

CNTP - 15th -17th March. three evenings 6pm - 9pm FULL

CNTP - 22nd - 24th March, 3 evenings 6pm - 9pm FULL

CNTP - 19th, 20th, 21st April, three evenings 6pm  - 9pm

CNTP -  4th, 5th and 6th May, three mornings  9am - 12 noon.

These are £75 for BC members. £85 non members including certificate fees



Foundation Modules


I can offer Mentoring for Paddlesports, Outdoor Education and Paddlesports, Performance Planning, Coaching the Mind, Fitness for Paddleposrts 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 PayPay, 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

Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

Whitewater Safety and Rescue

Coaching Processes Course

Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning Course

SUP Discipline Support Module

Canoe Safety Test

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 £250 per day

For two its £140 each

For three its £100 each

For four or more its £80 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