Providing Professional Outdoor Adventure
Providing Professional Outdoor Adventure

Paddlesport at Escape Outdoors...

Paddlesport involves all varieties of kayaking and canoeing, that includes introductory, one-to-one coaching and coaching courses.

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Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

This 1 day course is designed to cover inccidents and accidents that you may come accross whilst out on the water. Use of throwline, towing and differing method of rescue techniques make up the majority of this course. You will learn to think more about the weather, the crafts used and the group you paddle with; this is a pre-requisite for the Paddlesport Instructor Course
- 2* / Explore ability level
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£70 per person

Paddlesport Instructor Award

If you have been involved in Paddlesport for a while, or are looking to introduce others then this course is for you. The course lasts for 2 days and will introduce you to the skills needed to get people on the water.
- Home Nation Membership
- Coaching Registration completed
Bespoke course for groups can be made to suit available times
£185 per person

Paddlesport Leader Award

Along with the suit of awards that British Canoeing have create, we have the Leadership award. This is aimed at participants who want to lead peers or groups on Open Water and Slow moving water environments.
There is no Training required to attend an assessment, although this can be arranged.
Assessment for this award will show skill in all areas of paddlesport, including SUP's, Canoe, Kayaks, and other straight running crafts.
- First Aid Award
- Home Nation Membership
£130 one day assessment

Coach Award- Core Module- Training

The Core module a two day introduction to the start of the coaching pathway; this is great for people who are progressing from Instructor, looking to directly enter the coaching pathway or those people who have been coaching, but would like to gather more information about coaching.
Once complete, this will allow to move on to any of the 18 coaching pathways that suit you
- Home Nation Membership
£185 per person

Coach Award- Sheltered Water- Training

Once you have completed the Core module, you will be able to access any of the 18 Coach Award modules that exist (pre-requisites required for some).
The Shletered award, goes on to develop the coaching within the environment that you will be operating; developing skills and techniques to control and coach groups within the Sheltered water.
- Core Module
- Home Nation Membership
£185 per person


The assessment section for the coach award is best ran on an agreed date and time that suit you and your participants. Therefore, Escape Outdoors will be able to arrange this when you are ready and generally come to you
- Completion of Coach Award
£ Dependant on location and amount of people being assessed


Guide Scheme- Campcraft & Expedition Skills

Although not very well known, the Guide Scheme has been set up for people who look to guide their participants on trips- whether this be abroad, at home or further afield this is suitable for them.
There are 5 varying modules that coaches can attend and once you have attended 3 of these you will a British Canoeing recognised Guide.
At Escape Outdoors, our years of guiding in varying countries has allowed us to be able to deliver the Campcraft & Expedition Skills module.
We will look through the camping side of expeditioning, nutrition, site choice, equipment and packing your craft.
Once you have attended this you will be registered with British Canoeing- but remember, you only need 3 to be a British Canoeing recognised Guide.


Introduction to Paddlesport-

This course is designed to introduce you to joys Kayaking and Canoeing so you can see why it is one of the fastest growing watersports around. The instructor will run you through a fun packed, but informative session so that by the end you will have the basic skills to control the crafts and be well on your way to a qualification course.

£40 per person for 2 hours

Discover Award

The course aims to impart skills and knowledge so that you are competent in paddlesport crafts. You will have to shown competence in moving your craft forwards, backwards and sidewards to achieve this award with safety taking a key role too.
£100 per person

Explore Award

This award is a progression from the Discover- it focuses on getting you to your goal. This will help to get you more competent in the craft of your choice and develop skillful usage within varying environments
£100 per person

'Progressive' Awards

These awards are run both locally and away to ensure that we have the correct level and conditions for assessments and training.

These awards are considered intermediate awards that trains and assesses people to a competent level in different disciplines of Paddlesport- we can run training and assessment for Sea, SUP, WW Canoe and WW Kayak.

Contact us for bespoke courses and assessments

£120 per person (prices may vary depending on locations)

One-to-One Coaching

Group coaching can sometimes leave you slightly diappointed with the coaching you recieved; hire in a coach just for yourself, or a small group and get first hand, directed coaching to you. Often the improvement level increases far quicker with personal coaching. We can offer coaching in White water Kayak, Canoe and Sea Kayaking
£30 per hour
(Expenses for travel will be added- daily rates can be requested)

CPD Foundation Modules

These modules are developed by Canoe England to help coaches become all-round coach gaining more information about coaching in different areas. These are presented in 3 hours and need a minimum of 6 to run. Modules include:

- Coaching Young Paddlers
- Outdoor Education and Paddle-sport
- Fitness in Paddle-sport
£40 Per Person

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Escape Outdoors is a Sussex based adventure company that is able to provide a variety of Outdoor Adventure courses.

We have been involved in the outdoor industry for the last 25 years through personal adventures, coaching or lecturing to potential outdoor instructors.
At Escape Outdoors we believe in delivering a quality course that suits the needs of the group or individuals. 

We listen to our customers and aim to improve and expand our courses to ensure that your experience is a great one.

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