All our courses are based on the British Canoe Paddle Awards and Coaching Qualifications.
Kent Canoes coaching is headed by Grant Scamell who has over twenty five years canoeing experience, has been ranked in Division One for slalom competition, and is a current Level 5 B.C.U. Coach.
We have over the years, won a very high reputation for coaching of the highest quality. To ensure we maintain our high standards it is our policy whenever possible, to only use Instructors who we know well, have personally inspected their coaching, and whom we feel are a credit to the Coaching Scheme.
Our Instructors are all required to have a current first aid Certificate. Our aim is to provide coaching in canoeing & Kayaking skills to a very high standard and provide our customers with courses that will ensure they progress both quickly and safely in the sport. To this end we always work to a maximum ratio of 1:8 on Paddle Awards. This also makes sure you get close personal coaching on each course and the instructor will have time to help you individually. We also never mix different levels of courses so you can be sure that when you book a course with us, not only are you getting the best instruction available, but you are also getting great value for money as well.
If you are unsure of which course would be best for you you can read about them on their respective pages, or phone us here in the shop and we can talk you through what course would be best.
Paddle Explorer Award: This is British Canoeings Progression course, This will help you become more independent in sheltered water.