Kayak Training

Kayak Training Courses

Are you interested in becoming a kayaking instructor, kayaking coach or guide? Do you want to improve your paddling skills and gain confidence on the water? Maybe you have a passion for paddling and want to inspire others to enjoy life from the water?

We offer a wide range of courses to develop your personal and coaching skills. British Canoeing (BC) courses include the NEW Paddlesport Instructor (old Level 1 Coach), and Paddlesport Leader Award, BC 3 Star Awards in Sea and Surf Kayaking and BC Moderate Water and Advanced Water Leader Awards in Sea and Surf (formerly 4 and 5 Star). Give us a call or contact us to find out which course is best for you. To find out more go to the British Canoeing website or download the PDF below.

Why choose Lizard Adventure?

J-P Eatock is the most qualified sea and surf kayak coach based in Cornwall. He trains and technically advises a number of Kayaking providers around the UK. We can choose from a number of amazing locations around Cornwall to ensure the course meets your needs.

We also specialise in Surf Kayak Coaching, visit the website for more info.


Paddlesport Leader Award

The NEW (from April 2017) Paddlesport Leader Award is aimed at paddlers taking on formal leadership responsibilities in benign, sheltered water environments and aims to support Leaders to run safe, quality, enjoyable trips based on their group’s needs and aspirations. Participants can be assessed without training, however we are offering a one day training course before the one day assessment. Longer training courses can be arranged, contact us to find out more.



Prices & Booking

  • BC Paddlesport Instructor (old Level 1 Coaching) (4 days training & assessment) – £295 
  • BC 3 Star Award – £175 for training and assessment (2 days +BC Fee) OR 1 day assessment (£85 =BC Fee)
  • BC OWNTP/CNTP – £75 (+BC fee)
  • BC Moderate/Advanced Water Leader Awards – £195 for training OR assessment (2 days each)
  • Paddlesport Leader Award – Training (1 day) – £75 (min 2 people)
  • Paddlesport Leader Award – Assessment (1 day, max 2 people) – £145 each (2 people) or £260 for 1 

Booking Form Terms & Condition

Dates & Details

Courses can be arranged on demand with sufficient numbers.  Contact us  to find out more & get on the enquiry list.

  • NEW BC Paddlesport Instructor (old Level 1): TBC
  • BC Surf Kayak Leader (old 4 Star) Training: 5-6th Oct 2018
  • NEW BC Paddlesport Leader Award: Assessments arranged on demand at a venue of your choice.

BC Course Info


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