If you aren't sure if watersports is for you then an introductory taster session can be a great way to try it first under our expert coaches tuition - and you'll even leave us with a recognised British Canoe Union (BCU) certificate of achievement with the BCU Paddlesport Start Certificate!

These 90 minute sessions can have up to 6 people on the lesson and is suitable for all ages from 8 years old and upwards.

The taster sessions are arranged at various times throughout the day. To book your place you can contact us at the centre for a list of dates and to book your place.

Price: £20.00 per person, inclusive of your boat, paddle, buoyancy aid and launch. 

Please note more dates will be added to the programme through out the year depending on instructor availability and demand.

Activity Dates, Availability and Booking:
Click on the activity dates below for more details, availability and details of how to book your place. Additional activities are run by arrangement. Please contact us for more information or to arrange an additional date.

It's finally here! We are pleased to announce our involvement in developing grass roots Stand Up Paddleboarding as we become a Red Paddle Co Junior Academy!

Aimed at youths aged between 8 and 15, we aim to offer not just skill development and racing at a local and national level, but a healthy lifestyle and a respect for the outdoors. Each session will build on your previous knowledge so we highly recommend that if possible you come along every week. Sessions will initially be held on Wednesdays 16:30 - 17:30 between May and August with the potential to also run on weekends dependant on uptake.

Themes that we will cover across the programme will include:

  • Your board, paddle and personal equipment and how to use it
  • Launching
  • Standing and stances
  • Good forward paddling technique and acceleration
  • Turning your board, statically and on the move
  • Paddling different types of board, including Dragon Racing SUPs (Multi-person Boards)
  • Environmental considerations
  • Race participation
  • Developing fitness
  • Safety and rescue
  • But most of all... HAVING FUN!!!

Each session costs just £7 per person but we strongly recommend you block book several weeks at a time to avoid disappointment. You can choose and book your session below or call us on 01538 300741 or drop us an email at enquiries@tittesworthwater.co.uk to book your sessions.

   

Course Aims:
These one day courses uses either canoes or kayaks depending on your preference and aim to give you a broad range of skills.  We will paddle together and you will be receive excellent coaching in kayak or open canoe.  At the end of the day, if you have reached the required standard, you’ll receive your 1 Star Award. It couldn’t be easier!

Course Price:
£75 per person, including all your kit and equipment.

Pre-requisites:
For 1 star no experience is required...just come along and paddle with us and our expert coaches!

Activity Dates, Availability and Booking:
Click on the activity dates below for more details, availability and details of how to book your place. Additional activities are run by arrangement. Please contact us for more information or to arrange an additional date.

Course Aims:
These 2 day courses use both canoes and kayaks to give a broad range of skills. We will paddle together and you will be receive excellent coaching in kayak and open canoe.  At the end of the course, if you have reached the required standard, you’ll receive your 2 Star Award. It couldn’t be easier!

Pre-requisites:
For 2 star, you should be already be at 1 Star or equivalent standard and have completed at least one day trip as part of a led group. If you haven't completed a trip then this can be bolted onto the end of your course. Please see our options below.

Duration:
The course will be run over 2 or 3 days depending on your needs. This award will be assessed on a continuous basis with each day being a training day and if candidates are up to the required standard at the end of the two or three days, and have the required assessment prerequisites, then they will also pass the assessment. The days normally run from 9am until 5pm (depending on time of year).

Course Price:
£95 for the two day programmes advertised (£140 for 3 day programmes). If you need to hire boats or kit, these can be included for an additional £15 per day. 

Equipment required:

  • Your own canoe and/or kayak (canoes and Sit On Tops are available for use if you don't)
  • Dry suit or wetsuit that will keep you warm throughout the day.
  • Food and warm drink (to be taken on the river)
  • Dry land clothing suitable for outdoor use.

Course Content (in both canoe and kayak):

  • Personal Paddling skills
  • Lifting, Carrying and Launching / Landing
  • Efficient forward paddling
  • Steering the kayak or canoe
  • Manoeuvre in a confined space
  • Moving sideways
  • Preventing a capsize
  • Turning
  • Return to the bank and get out
  • Securing
  • Rescue Skills
    • Capsize, swim and self rescue
    • Peer rescue
  • Safety, Leadership and Group Skills
    • Personal risk management
    • Awareness of others
    • An assessed accompanied sheltered water journey
  • Theory
    • Equipment
    • Safety Hypothermia/First aid
    • Access
    • Environment
    • Planning

British Canoeing certification fees:
If you are doing the assessment and you want the British Canoeing certificate then there is an additional charge payable.

Notes:
If you normally carry other kit on the river, not listed above, please bring it along for the group to discuss.

Activity Dates, Availability and Booking:
Click on the activity dates below for more details, availability and details of how to book your place. Additional activities are run by arrangement. Please contact us for more information or to arrange an additional date.

Course Aims:
Skilfully delivered by owner Paul Bull, UKCC Level 3 Coach, this course aims to equip the paddler with the necessary personal paddling and river skills in order that they can make appropriate decisions, select the correct skill and carry them out in an open water and moving water environment.

Duration:
The course will be run over 2 days. This award will be assessed on a continuous basis with each day being a training day and if candidates are up to the required standard at the end of the two days, and have the required assessment prerequisites, then they will also pass the assessment. The days normally run from 9am until 5pm (depending on time of year).

Course Price:
£120 per person for the three days (excluding British Canoeing certification fees)

Pre-requisites - Training:
Candidates should hold the 2 Star or be confident that their ability is of a similar standard.

Pre-requisites - Assessment:
Candidates should have log book or provide evidence of at least:

  • Provide evidence of at least 3 different flat-water journeys of about 3 hours duration (10km) each; at least 1 of these needs to be in an open water environment, and 1 on a river trip
  • Provide evidence of at least 1 session of about 3 hours duration in an alternative discipline

Equipment required:

  • Any directionally stable kayak designed to be propelled with a double bladed paddle, that is safe and fit for purpose for the remit of the award and the assessment tasks. Sit on Top kayaks are available for use if you don't have one.
  • Dry suit or wetsuit and cag that will keep you warm throughout the day.
  • Throw line and rescue knife
  • 5m tape and karabiner
  • Whistle
  • Food and warm drink (to be taken on the river)
  • Dry land clothing suitable for outdoor use.

Course Content:
It is expected that candidates are able to perform all skills on both sides, on moving water:

  • Personal Paddling skills
    • Lifting, Carrying and Launching / Landing
    • Efficient forward paddling
    • Efficient reverse paddling, stopping and accelerating
    • Turns whilst on the move
    • Moving sideways both static and on the move
    • Supporting
    • Dealing with the environment
    • Beyond the paddle - Sailing/ropes
    • Securing
  • Rescue Skills
    • Capsize, swim and self rescue
    • Deep water rescue
    • Towing and use of a towline
  • Safety, Leadership and Group Skills
    • Personal Risk Management
    • Awareness of others
    • Paddling a section of open water in wind conditions of Beaufort Force 3 as part of a led group
  • Theory
    • Equipment
    • Safety
    • Weather
    • Hypothermia / First Aid
    • Access
    • Environment
    • Planning
    • Group Awareness
    • General
    • Navigation
    • Etiquette

British Canoeing certification fees:
If you are doing the assessment and you want the British Canoeing certificate then there is an additional charge payable

Notes: 
If you normally carry other kit on the river, not listed above, please bring it along for the group to discuss.

Activity Dates, Availability and Booking:
Click on the activity dates below for more details, availability and details of how to book your place. Additional activities are run by arrangement. Please contact us for more information or to arrange an additional date.

Course Aims:
Skilfully delivered by Paul Bull, UKCC Level 3 Coach, this course aims to equip the paddler with the necessary personal paddling and river reading skills in order that they can make appropriate decisions, select the correct skill and carry them out in a moving water environment.

Duration:
The course will be run over either 2 or 3 days and include a river journey on day 3. This award will be assessed on a continuous basis with each day being a training day and if candidates are up to the required standard at the end of the three days, and have the required assessment prerequisites, then they will also pass the assessment. The days normally run from 9am until 5pm (depending on time of year).

Course Price:
£160 per person for the three days (excluding certification fees) or £120 for a two day course.

Pre-requisites - Training:
Candidates should hold the 2 Star or be confident that their ability is of a similar standard.

Pre-requisites - Assessment:
Candidates should have log book or provide evidence of at least:

  • 3 journeys on sheltered water (10km or 4Hrs)
  • 3 journeys on moving water, including stretches of grade 2 (10km or 4Hrs).

Equipment required:

  • Suitable craft (White Water Kayak with bouyancy and spray deck, Sit on Top with straps and back rest or Inflatable Kayak suitable for the environment) and a suitable paddle
  • Dry suit or wetsuit and cag that will keep you warm throughout the day.
  • Throw line and rescue knife
  • 5m tape and karabiner
  • Whistle
  • Food and warm drink (to be taken on the river)
  • Dry land clothing suitable for outdoor use.

Course Content:

It is expected that candidates are able to perform all skills on both sides, on moving water:

  • Personal Paddling skills
    • Lifting, Carrying and Launching / Landing
    • Efficient forward paddling
    • Backwards paddling and stopping
    • Moving sideways on the move
    • Supporting
    • Rolling
    • Breaking in and out
    • S-Turns
    • Maintaining and Changing Direction
    • Ferry gliding
    • Surfing small waves
  • Rescue Skills
    • Use of a Tape
    • Eskimo rescue
    • Throw line
    • Defensive and aggressive swimming
    • Rescue a capsized, swimming paddler and their equipment
  • Safety, Leadership and Group Skills
    • Personal Risk Management
    • Awareness of others
    • Paddling a section of grade 2 water as part of a led group
  • Theory
    • Equipment
    • Safety
    • Weather
    • Hypothermia / First Aid
    • Access
    • Environment
    • Planning
    • Group Awareness
    • General
    • Navigation
    • Etiquette

British Canoeing certification fees:
If you are doing the assessment and you want the British Canoeing certificate then there is an additional charge payable.

Notes:

If you normally carry other kit on the river, not listed above, please bring it along for the group to discuss.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on enquiries@tittesworthwater.co.uk or contact us on 07859 829421.

Course Dates, Availability and Booking:
Click on the courses below for more details, availability and details of how to book your place. Additional courses are run by arrangement. Please contact me for more information or to arrange a date.

Course Aims:
Skilfully delivered by owner Paul Bull, UKCC Level 3 Coach, this course aims to equip the paddler with the necessary personal paddling and river reading skills in order that they can make appropriate decisions, select the correct skill and carry them out in an open water and moving water environment.

Duration:
The course will be run over 3 days and include a river journey on day 3. This award will be assessed on a continuous basis with each day being a training day and if candidates are up to the required standard at the end of the two days, and have the required assessment prerequisites, then they will also pass the assessment. The days normally run from 9am until 5pm (depending on time of year).

If you have a good level of experience then a 2 day option is also available.

Course Price:
£160 per person for the three days or £120 for the two day course ( both excluding British Canoeing certification fees). 

Pre-requisites - Training:
Candidates should hold the 2 Star or be confident that their ability is of a similar standard.

Pre-requisites - Assessment:
Candidates should have log book or provide evidence of at least:

  • 3 journeys of about 10km or 4Hrs, one of which should be in an open water environment and 1 on a river trip

Equipment required:

  • A traditional open canoe suitable for the remit of the award and the assessment tasks, paddled solo and tandem, and a suitable paddle
  • Dry suit or wetsuit and cag that will keep you warm throughout the day.
  • Throw line and rescue knife
  • 5m tape and karabiner
  • Canoe Pole
  • Whistle
  • Food and warm drink (to be taken on the river)
  • Dry land clothing suitable for outdoor use.

Course Content:

It is expected that candidates are able to perform all skills on both sides, on moving water:

  • Personal Paddling skills
    • Lifting, Carrying and Launching / Landing
    • Efficient forward paddling
    • Efficient reverse paddling
    • Turns whilst on the move
    • Moving sideways both static and on the move
    • Supporting both static and on the move
    • Entering, crossing and exiting a simple flow
    • Poling
    • Sailing
    • Securing
    • Painter use (launching, shallows, securing to a jetty etc)
  • Rescue Skills
    • Capsize, swim and self rescue
    • Deep water rescue
    • Towing and use of a towline
  • Safety, Leadership and Group Skills
    • Personal Risk Management
    • Awareness of others
    • Paddling a section of open water in wind conditions of Beaufort Force 3 as part of a led group
  • Theory
    • Equipment
    • Safety
    • Weather
    • Hypothermia / First Aid
    • Access
    • Environment
    • Planning
    • Group Awareness
    • General
    • Navigation
    • Etiquette

British Canoeing certification fees:
If you are doing the assessment and you want the British Canoeing certificate then there is an additional charge payable.

Notes:
If you normally carry other kit on the river, not listed above, please bring it along for the group to discuss.

  1. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on enquiries@tittesworthwater.co.uk or contact us on 07859 829421.
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Activity Dates, Availability and Booking:
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This course delivers the personal skill level and leadership ability required to lead a group of paddlers in a mixed craft fleet such as SUP, Canoe, Kayak, in appropriate locations, up to moderate inland and sheltered tidal conditions, and moving water that has a discernible green flow.

The course content is delivered over optional 1 or 2 days training in personal skills, leadership and rescue, followed by a separate two-day assessment.

Once training has been completed candidates have up to three years to complete the assessment prerequisites and progress to assessment.

All Kit and Equipment such as Wetsuits, Bouyancy Aids, Boats and Paddles are included.

Who this course is for: Paddlers who are at 3 star / Canoe Award / White Water Award / Touring Award / Sheltered Water SUP Award standard who have also completed the Foundation Safety and Rescue Training course.  If you need a refresher or further consolidation of your rescue skills why not check out our Safety and Rescue Skills Builder.

Duration: Assessments are run over two days. Training courses are run over 1 day modules

Cost - Assessment: £160 inclusive of certification fees.

Cost - Training: £80 per day as part of a group or £160 per day of 1:1 bespoke training.

Other Options: Want to get into Coaching? Have you considered the Coach Award or Paddlesport Instructor Award?

Pre-requisites - Training:

There are no pre-requisites for training.

Pre-requisites - Assessment:
To proceed to assessment you are required to:

  • Be a British Canoeing Member and registered for the assessment holding a stamped LR Form
  • Be 3 Star Standard in the craft that you choose to lead from
  • Hold an 8 hour First Aid Certificate

Activity Dates, Availability and Booking:
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The BC Leadership scheme aims to develop your personal skills and gain independence in your paddling; the Moderate Water Leader award delivers the skill level required to lead a group of paddlers in appropriate locations, up to moderate white water conditions and to judge the conditions and the standard of the group and make appropriate decisions along with the need to modify plans as required.

I currently provide the following White Water Kayak Leadership training courses and assessments:

  • White Water Kayak Leadership Training
  • White Water Kayak Leadership Assessment

Who this course is for: Paddlers who are at 3 star / White Water / Progressive White Water standard.

Duration: Two days.

Cost: £160 inclusive of certification fees.

Other Options: Want to get into Coaching? Have you considered the Coach Award?

Activity Dates, Availability and Booking:
Click on the activity dates below for more details, availability and details of how to book your place. Additional activities are run by arrangement. Please contact us for more information or to arrange an additional date.

The Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT) course will equip you with the key safety and rescue skills to deal with common emergencies, and forms the backbone for all safety and rescue training throughout the British Canoeing scheme. By the end of the course you will have the knowledge to ensure the safety of yourself and others, and to equip you with the basic rescue skills to help anyone in difficulty.

It is highly recommended that all paddlers and bank based helpers attend this training course. It is also a pre-requisite for the Paddlesport Instructor to attend, so if you're thinking of entering the coaching scheme then this is a must for you.

Duration:
The course will be run over 1 day.

Pre-requisites: 
Candidates should also hold the 2 Star Award / Paddle Explore Award or be of that ability. The course contains a fair amount of swimming, so candidates should be confident in the water.

Course Price:
£80 per person inclusive of all your kit and equipment and certification fees

Other Options: Want to get into Leadership? Have you considered the Paddlesport Leader or White Water Leader Award? Want to get into Coaching? Have you considered the Coach Award or Paddlesport Instructor Award?

Activity Dates, Availability and Booking:
Click on the activity dates below for more details, availability and details of how to book your place. Additional activities are run by arrangement. Please contact us for more information or to arrange an additional date.

New for January 2019, this 2 day course will give you the tools to deliver enjoyable, safe and rewarding introductory paddlesport sessions in a very sheltered water environment such as canals and small lakes. At the end of the course we will provide you with a personal action plan to work towards getting you primed and ready to deliver your first sessions. You can choose the craft that you instruct from - whether it be canoes, kayaks, sit on top kayaks or Stand Up Paddleboards.

This course provides an excellent starting point for you as a paddlesport instructor, introducing you to the fundamentals of best practice of your sport whatever your discipline.

All Kit and Equipment such as Wetsuits, Bouyancy Aids, Boats and Paddles are included.

Who this course is for: Paddlers who are at 2 star / Paddle Explore standard who have also completed the Foundation Safety and Rescue Training course. If you need a refresher or further consolidation of your rescue skills why not check out our Safety and Rescue Skills Builder.

Duration: This is a two day course.

Cost: £160 inclusive of certification fees, full instruction and all equipment required should you need it.

Other Options: Want to get into Leadership? Have you considered the Paddlesport Leader or White Water Leader Award? Want to get into Coaching? Have you considered the Coach Award?

Come and join us on the new Coach Award training course. This course provides an excellent progression for you as a paddlesport coach, developing your ability and understanding and progress your coaching, whatever your discipline.  At the end of the course, you will have a personal coaching action plan and a clear understanding of the skills required to be a British Canoeing Coach.

The Coach Award aims to create discipline specific pathways across all disciplines and are designed for people whose core function is to coach paddlers who want to gain/improve paddlesport skills. This will include coaching beginners new to the sport, or paddlers looking to develop their skills in the given discipline/environment. 

Benefits of the Coach Award include:

  • Direct entry options to training available - a British Canoeing membership is the only prerequisite of the Core Coach Training
  • Specific pathways across all disciplines
  • Supportive eLearning resources to aid learning

Qualification Pathway
To achieve a Coach Award, coaches complete two components of face-to-face training (‘Core Coach Training’ and ‘Discipline Specific Training’) and will need to engage in active, independent learning to develop their coaching out in the field. This is concluded by a 1-day discipline specific assessment.

Further information can be found on the British Canoeing website here. If you have already completed your Level 2 training/MWE Training please contact me to discuss your transference into the Coach Award scheme.

I will be offering the following Discipline Specific Training and Assessment options:

  • Canoe and Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water)
  • Open Water Canoe Coach
  • White Water Canoe Coach
  • White Water Kayak Coach

Are you ready for assessment?
Find a date suitable or contact us to arrange a course around your diary.

Course Price:
Training: £160 per person (non residential).
Assessment: £160 per person (non residential).

Pre-requisites (Core Training):

  • Home Nation Member

Pre-requisites (Discipline Specific Training):

  • Home Nation Member
  • Core Training 
  • Relevant Leadership Award (not applicable to the Sheltered Water Coach)

Activity Dates, Availability and Booking:
Click on the activity dates below for more details, availability and details of how to book your place. Additional activities are run by arrangement. Please contact us for more information or to arrange an additional date.

This course is designed to assist coaches, leaders and paddlers who want to gain more knowledge about the specialist discipline of Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP). The course is a mix of theory and practical activity to ensure everyone has time to try things out. 

By the end of this workshop participants should have achieved the following learning outcomes:

  • Provide an insight into current SUP development including the role of British Canoeing, BSUPA, ASI and AALS
  • Introduce the different types of equipment including the issues of equipment design, size and modification to suit all individual requirements
  • Provide a background to the various disciplines within SUP paddling and the specific techniques that apply to each
  • Provide a fun and informative way of using practical based coaching techniques to improve students understanding of SUP on Sheltered water, enabling the coach to build solid background for paddlers to progress into their chosen area of SUP.
  • Reinforce the transferability of technique and skill between other paddlesport disciplines and SUP

Pre-requisites:

Those wishing to attend the module need to be:

  • A British Canoeing Member

Who this course is for: Anyone interested in deepening their knowledge of SUP.

Duration: 1 day courses

Cost: £80 inclusive of certification fees.

Other Options: Want to get into Coaching? Have you considered the Coach Award? Have you considered the Paddlesports Instructor Award?

Activity Dates, Availability and Booking:
Click on the activity dates below for more details, availability and details of how to book your place. Additional activities are run by arrangement. Please contact us for more information or to arrange an additional date.

Come and join us for a half day of Bushcraft Skills at Tittesworth Watersports! Set in a tranquil setting at one with nature we could be doing any of the following based on the groups preferences and the conditions on the day, a great couple of hours in the woods however is guaranteed!

Fire Lighting - creating feather sticks, using fire steels and heating up our own hot chocolate and marshmallows! 
Shelter Building - making natural cordage and using the best sticks we can find to create a shelter big enough for all of our group which can with stand the 'inevitable rain'! 
Natural Navigation - discovering ways of navigating using trees, plants, stars and the sun. 
Foraging - exploring the local area for edible natural foods. 
Animal Tracking - identifying where animals have been due to behaviour of their tracks.
Camp Fire Cooking - ever tried chocolate bananas?!

What to Bring: Old clothes and an old pair of shoes you do not mind getting wet and dirty plus a full set of waterproofs. 

Minimum Age : 
Age 8 years old and up

Activity Dates, Availability and Booking:
Click on the activity dates below for more details, availability and details of how to book your place. Sessions are advertised as half days however full days of Bushcraft activities are available on request. Additional activities can be combined with Bushcraft to make a full day of adventures. Please contact us for more information or to arrange an additional date.