Instructor Training

With Lizard Adventure you can complete a wide range of outdoor instructor training courses in a variety of locations in Cornwall.

You can work towards a number of British Canoeing nationally recognised courses in various paddle sports including Kayaking, Canoeing and Paddle Boarding.

J-P Eatock is the most qualified sea and surf kayak coach based in Cornwall and Vice Chair of the National Coasteering Charter. He also provides Technical Advice to a large number of providers across the country.

All of our instructor training courses can be tailored to your team and arranged at a venue of your choice.


Kayak Courses

Whether you want to improve your personal kayaking skills or become a kayaking instructor, we have the course for you.

British Canoeing (BC) courses include the NEW Paddlesport Instructor, the Paddlesport Leader Award, and a wide range of Coaching and Leadership awards in Sea and Surf Kayaking. Kayak Courses


Coasteering Guide Courses

Do you have what it takes to become a Coasteering Guide? Our Coasteering guide training courses are led by J-P Eatock, founding member and Vice Chair of the National Coasteering Charter. He trains and technically advises a number of Coasteering providers around the UK and the rest of the world (Azores and Hong Kong!).Coasteering Courses


Paddleboard Courses

The Paddle Boarding Instructor course can be completed as a British Canoeing 1 day Module OR as a bespoke Instructor course to fit the requirements of your team or group. SUP Courses


Course Dates

  • NEW BC Paddlesport Instructor: 4-5th March 2019
  • BC Paddlesport Leader Assessment: 23rd April 2019 OR  booked on demand at a venue of your choice.
  • BC Surf Kayak Leader Assessment: 29-30th April 2019
  • BC Sea Kayak Leader Training (Moderate Water): 9-10th May
  • BC Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning: 22nd April 2019
  • BC Surf Kayak Leader (old 4 Star) Training: 14-15th Oct 2019
  • BC Sea Kayak Leader Assessment (Moderate Water): 7-8th Oct 2019
  • BC Advanced Sea Kayak Leader: Training & Assessment TBC
  • Coasteering Guide Training course: 29-30th June 2019

Other courses are available please contact us to find out more.

We were all really impressed with the advice given and the structure of our SUP Instructor Day. An awesome day out and J-P’s insights into our setup have really helped us to make our sessions safer. We’ll certainly be booking another session once our peak season staff return.
Dale, Big Green Surf School

Just wanted to say thank you for the BCU 5 Star Leader training.  It was brilliant; I personally learnt loads and was really impressed.
Gary Bullen, Arvor Sea Kayaking

J-P’s wealth of experience in the coasteering field made us all feel very confident that we had chosen the right person to provide the best coasteering and rescue knowledge for our guides. The training was thorough and guidance ongoing. He clearly cares about customers and provided a great framework for best practice.
Chris Bailey, Sennen Adventure