Courses, Expeditions & Availability

I regularly update our program and list of courses for the forthcoming season.

Check regularly for updates and my availability. However we are more than happy to tailor a course for your specific requirements. Please do feel free to contact us for a no-obligation chat about how we could put together the perfect trip or course for you!

The following courses will be held at Brentford Boating Arches, Strand on the Green, W4 3NG. £75 per course or £140 for both days. CN&TP incl. SKANA

2nd November 2019
Smash n Bash Kayak Repair Workshop
3rd November 2019
Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning 

2019 Autumn Courses and 2020 Spring Courses

Specialist Skills Courses
21st/22nd September 2019
Introduction to Surf for Sea Kayakers
28th/29th September 2019
Introduction to Dynamic Water for Sea Kayakers
18th/19th April 2020
Introduction to Surf for Sea Kayakers

Sea Kayak Development courses

Following the success of the Spring 2019 courses based in Pembroke, we are offering again this 9-day, comprehensive and intensive Sea Kayak Development Program in October 2019. All courses will be based in Anglesey for the whole period and one night of the Sea Kayak Leader Training week will be spent “under canvas”. The costs stated cover the coaching fee only & do not include any BC, LNT, ISKGA admin/certificate/provider fees or food, accommodation, transport or equipment hire. Places are limited to 6 participants only (apart from the CN&TP), so book early to avoid disappointment!

These courses will be repeated in Pembroke during the period Saturday 28th March to Sunday 5th April 2020. There may be some small price adjustments.

BC Sea Kayak Award Training and Assessment (3*) – 19th and 20th October
This course is aimed at up and coming Sea Kayak Award paddlers looking to improve their sea paddling skills on moderate water and take the assessment. Over the weekend we will cover the Sea Kayak Award and Assessment.
Cost: £175 (coaching fee only)
Max. coach to participant ratio: 1:6

BC Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning – 21st October
This one-day course covers the ‘Relevant Safety Training’ pre-requirement of the BC “Sea Kayak Leader” award and is a ‘must have’ for anyone embarking on self-led coastal sea trips
BC Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning
Cost: £75 (incl.SKANA)

BC Sea Kayak Leader Training, Coastal Sea Kayak Award and ISKGA training – 22nd to 25th October
This intensive course is aimed at Sea Kayak Award Level (3*) paddlers looking to extend their paddling skills into more challenging conditions, or lead trips within a club or ‘mates’ paddle environment, or contemplating working in the industry.
During the week, we will be working on Dynamic Water, Coastal and Tidal Navigation, BC Guide Modules, Leave No Trace, Surf Training and ISKGA Incident Management.
Even if a candidate is unsuccessful in the Sea Kayak Leader Training, they may still qualify for the Coastal Sea Kayak Award.
Participants may be able to stay on for the following weekend (26th and 27th October) at no additional coaching charge if they wish to be ‘guinea pigs’ for those taking the Sea Kayak Leader Assessment.
BC “Sea Kayak Leader Training” (formally 4 Star Leadership Training)
BC “Coastal Sea Kayak Award” (formally 4 Star Personal Skills)
BC Guide Modules
Camp Craft & Expedition Skills
Trip Planning & Organisation
International Sea Kayak Guides Association “Fundamentals Level 3”
Leave No Trace
Cost: £300 for the four days. £355 for five days including CN&TP (no SKANA)
Max. coach to participant ratio: 1:6
Book Sea Kayak Award, CN&TP and Sea Kayak Leader courses for £500 (Cost covers Coaching fee only)

Sea Kayak Leader Assessment and Coastal Sea Kayak Award – 26th and 27th October

This weekend will cover the requirements of the BC Sea Kayak Leader Assessment and Coastal Sea Kayak Award. Please check you have the prerequisites before booking the assessment.
Even if a candidate is unsuccessful in the Sea Kayak Leader Assessment, they may still qualify for the Coastal Sea Kayak Award.
Sea Kayak Leader Syllabus
Cost:    £185 (assessment fee only)
Max. coach to participant ratio: 1:4

July 2019

  • Clip & Climb, Cambridge
  • The Bushcraft Company, Blenheim Palace
  • Go Ape Inspection, Black Park
  • Wilderness Scotland 7
  • Wilderness Scotland 7
  • Wilderness Scotland 7
  • Wilderness Scotland 7
  • Wilderness Scotland 7
  • Wilderness Scotland 7
  • Bradwell Outdoors Inspection, 09.30
  • Knebworth re-inspection
  • Go Ape Inspection, Wendover
  • Go Ape Inspection, Cannock
  • Wilderness Scotland 8
  • Wilderness Scotland 8
  • Wilderness Scotland 8
  • Wilderness Scotland 8
  • Wilderness Scotland 8
  • Wilderness Scotland 8
  • Wilderness Scotland 9
  • Wilderness Scotland 9