2019 July Paddlesport Instructor Course

02 Jul 2019

2019 July Paddlesport Instructor Course has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

You are signing up for Forth Canoe Club's Paddlesport Instructor Course

Your sessions are Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 10am-4pm Each Day

 This is a British Canoeing Qualification at a cost of of £100. You will need to pay £20 registration fee for British Canoeing upon completing this course. You may do this by cash, check or bank transfer. More information will be provided on the day. The pre-requiste for this course is having completed Foundation of Safety and Rescue. All participants should bring a packed lunch and snacks each day.

What is the cost?

The course costs £100.

Your course fees cover the costs boat & equipment hire, coach fees, and one year membership to Forth Canoe Club, a requirement for insurance purposes.



Where should you go? Please meet at the boathouse EH11 1EQ. 

What you should bring with you

We ask that you bring a bottle of water, lunch, and a snack. In addition you will need suitable clothing for kayaking (a fleece, warm t-shirt/thermal, tracksuit trousers, cagoule/windproof, hat and towel) and a change of clothes and footwear in case they get wet. We encourage you to wear footwear in the kayaks, plimsolls are ideal.

Contact details

If you have any questions about whether a course is suitable please contact Poppy Croal, club coach. 

  • email: Poppy@energygym.com

Who are your coaches:

Lyle Smith of Granite Adventures

Poppy Croal of Forth Canoe Club 

When to arrive

Please arrive at Forth Canoe Club at 9:45am to be ready to start for 10:00am.  EH11 1EQ.

Why do I have to fill in all these forms?

We appreciate it takes time to complete the forms but we have a requirement to provide our coaches with up to date information about the students they will be coaching - their needs, medical issues and emergency details - please work with us to give our coaches the information they need.


Please be aware that any and all canoeing involves risks. Forth Canoe Club will take all reasonable steps to mitigate these risks. In order to book on a course you will be asked to accept our terms and conditions and agree to the following: 

  • As part of the sign up process you will be asked to give consent for Forth Canoe Club to act on your behalf in the event of an incident or illness affecting you.
  • As part of the sign up process you will be asked to give consent to be treated by a trained first aider and/or medical professional, should this be necessary.
  • As part of the sign up process you will also be asked to give consent for you to participate in all the activities involved in this course, and understand there is a degree of risk involved in these activities. 



Forth Canoe Club will keep a record of members’ names and addresses and contact details on a computer accessible to the Forth Canoe Club Committee. Your record may be inspected by contacting the Membership Secretary. We are affiliated to the SCA and will pass on your data for insurance and membership statistics use. Course providers are obligated to pass on data to the SCA for the administration of the Paddlesport Instructor Qualification.  

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29 Jun 2019£100.00

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 02/07/2019

Status: Closed

Total Places: 4

Places Available: ??



Mick James


All courses will run from our boathouse, situated on the bank of the Union Canal at the southern end of Harrison Road. The nearest Postcode is Polwarth Church - EH11 1LU.