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!

My Winter and Spring program can be downloaded here.    To see reviews from my Autumn courses click here.

To book a Spring course download the form here.

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

BOTH COURSES FULL AND OVERFLOWING!

16th March 2019
Smash n Bash Kayak Repair Workshop
17th March 2019
Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning

Spring Courses

Following the success of the Autumn 2018 courses based on Anglesey, we are offering again this 9-day, comprehensive and intensive Sea Kayak Development Program. All courses will be based in north Pembrokeshire 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!

BC Sea Kayak Award Training and Assessment (3*) – 6th and 7th April
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: £140 (coaching fee only)
Max. coach to participant ratio: 1:6

BC Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning – 8th April
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 – 9th to 12th April
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 (13th and 14th April) 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: £285 for the four days. £345 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 £440 (Cost covers Coaching fee only)

Sea Kayak Leader Assessment and Coastal Sea Kayak Award – 13th and 14th April

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

March 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • Trama fix FA training with Nicola Pickering
2
  • LOPC Staff Training
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6
7
8
9
  • 5* Trng, Jersey
10
  • 5* Trng, Jersey
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12
13
  • Phone Mum
14
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16
  • Nav-Smash & Bash, Chelsea?
17
  • Nav-Smash & Bash, Chelsea?
18
  • Tracking & Ballencing
  • Tracking & Ballancing 09.00
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21
  • AIM Insurance Conference, London
  • ?
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  • Canoe Training
26
  • Canoe Training
27
28
  • WS Mental Health FA course
29
  • WS Mental Health FA course
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