Stand Up Paddle Boarding /SUP Instructor Awards

We are a leading company in Stand Up Paddle boarding (S.U.P) and offering training courses for those looking to become SUP Instructors in SUP flat water, SUP Surfing and SUP Adventure Touring. 

WSA SUP Instructor course program has many options and pathways to cover all types of paddleboard categories for all levels of paddle boarder instructor.

Our instructors have been Paddle Boarding and guiding for many years and offer a wealth of knowledge and skills to be able to ensure that our course content is delivered in the safest and most professional manner.

The Stand Up Paddle Boarding Instructor courses we offer in Newquay are endorsed by the Water Skills Academy and fully certificated.

We offer a range of courses to suit everyone and are working on developing these further with the Water Skills Academy.

The WSA SUP Courses have been developed over a number of years by a dedicated team of specialists who we have been lucky enough to be able to join in the delivery of these courses.

WSA PADDLEBOARD INSTRUCTOR PATHWAY

The Water Skills Academy has created probably one of the most comprehensive range of Stand up Paddleboard courses available throughout the world. WSA has identified a clear pathway to cater for those that wish to embrace the different aspects of SUP.

Essential to all courses is the 1 Day Sup Safety and Rescue Course which provides important safety knowledge, rescue techniques and kit information. For those who wish to teach in flatwater environments the 2 day WSA Foundation SUP Instructor award provides information on lesson planning and delivery, skill drills, technique and equipment.

The courses will be delivered from our base with all available amenities available from equipment to changing rooms, food and drink. There will be a base of theory to go through in the classroom and practical to be done in various locations.

The courses will cover many aspects from operating procedures to skill development, to risk assessments to child protection policies to working with emergency services such as the RNLI. We will cover as much as we can with in the time frame and scope of each course.

We can offer equipment and accommodation to those who don’t have it and will ensure everyone goes away having a great time and learning some great skills.

The SUP Instructor Courses we offer are a stand alone course, not residential. However if you want us to help with accommodation then we have many links to some great places to stay in Newquay.

Our SUP Instructor Courses in Cornwall are very flexible, so what ever the conditions we have some fantastic places to paddle.

For all current Course dates, availability and locations – click here

WSA SUP INSTRUCTOR AWARDS

SUP INSTRUCTOR COURSES & DATES

WSA SUP Safety and Rescue Assessment

This one day course is designed to teach the fundamental rescue skills and safety knowledge for aspiring SUP instructors.

Operating procedures, equipment issue, Safety talk, guiding skills, group management, intro to rescue kit, route choice and grading, risk management.

This is Step 1 on the WSA ladder on the journey to becoming an instructor.

WSA regards safety and rescue skills as essential disciplines that all SUP instructors must understand and be able to demonstrate competency in rescue techniques.

W.S.A Stand Up Paddle  Safety & Rescue Assessment £100 + You must have a valid W.S.A Membership – click here to join

Duration – 1 day

  • STEP 1 – YOU’VE BECOME A MEMBER OF WSA or ALREADY ARE – Click here to join.
  • STEP 2 – COMPLETED THIS AWARD – WSA SUP SAFETY AND RESCUE ASSESSMENT AWARD
  • AFTER THIS YOUR NEXT STEP – STEP 3 – WSA SUP FOUNDATION INSTRUCTOR TRAINING AWARD

Course Dates

  • 4th March 2022 – W.S.A SUP Safety & Rescue Assessment – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 1st April 2022 – W.S.A SUP Safety & Rescue Assessment – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 29th April 2022 – W.S.A SUP Safety & Rescue Assessment – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 3rd June 2022 – W.S.A SUP Safety & Rescue Assessment – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 9th September 2022 – W.S.A SUP Safety & Rescue Assessment – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 30th September 2022 – W.S.A SUP Safety & Rescue Assessment – BOOK THIS DATE

This two day course will introduce the novice instructor to teaching and communication skills, lesson planning, feedback and analysis skills and group and individual client management.

We expect our candidates to be able to confidently perform the manoeuvres listed below before enrolling on the course. If you are not sure if you are at the standard required, then please do contact us to discuss or book a 121 coaching session with us to help you get to where you need to be to sign up to this course. BOOK a 121 Coaching session

  • You must be able to personally perform confidently the following skills – Back paddling / Step back pivot turn / Side stroke turn &  Stopping in calm to small swell conditions.

Stand Up Paddle Instructor (Foundation Level) £220 + You must have a valid W.S.A Membership – click here to join

Duration – 2 days Training & 1 day Assessment

THIS IS STEP 3 on WSA SUP Instructor ladder – Complete this and you are well on the way to working as a Stand Up Paddle instructor.

  • STEP 1 – YOU’VE BECOME A MEMBER OF WSA or ALREADY ARE – Click here to join.
  • STEP 2 – YOU’VE COMPLETED BEFORE HAND OR DAY BEFORE – WSA SUP SAFETY AND RESCUE ASSESSMENT AWARD
  • STEP 3 – WSA SUP FOUNDATION INSTRUCTOR TRAINING AWARD

Course Dates

  • 5th & 6th March 2022 – W.S.A SUP Foundation Instructor Training – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 2nd & 3rd April 2022 – W.S.A SUP Foundation Instructor Training – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 30th April & 1st May 2022 – W.S.A SUP Foundation Instructor Training – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 4th & 5th June 2022 – W.S.A SUP Foundation Instructor Training – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 10th & 11th September 2022 – W.S.A SUP Foundation Instructor Training – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 1st & 2nd October 2022 – W.S.A SUP Foundation Instructor Training – BOOK THIS DATE

You will gain knowledge in various environments suitable for the remit of the award, safety in these environments and leadership strategies.

Adventure SUP Guide Training £220 + You must have a valid W.S.A Membership – click here to join

Duration – 2 days Training & 1 day Assessment (assessment can be booked at a later date)

The Adventure Coach is a leadership award that will equip you to coach, lead or guide in open water, hazardous environments.

Prior to attending this course you must have attended the WSA Foundation course and the WSA SUP Safety and Rescue course.

  • STEP 1 – YOU’VE BECOME A MEMBER OF WSA or ALREADY ARE – Click here to join.
  • STEP 2 – COMPLETED – WSA SUP SAFETY AND RESCUE ASSESSMENT AWARD
  • STEP 3 – COMPLETED – WSA SUP FOUNDATION INSTRUCTOR TRAINING AWARD
  • STEP 4 – WSA ADVENTURE SUP GUIDE TRAINING AWARD

Course Dates

  • 12th & 13th March 2022 – W.S.A Adventure SUP Guide Training – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 9th & 10th April 2022 – W.S.A Adventure SUP Guide Training – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 7th & 8th May 2022 – W.S.A Adventure SUP Guide Training – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 11th & 12th June 2022 – W.S.A Adventure SUP Guide Training – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 17th & 18th September 2022 – W.S.A Adventure SUP Guide Training – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 8th & 9th October 2022 – W.S.A Adventure SUP Guide Training – BOOK THIS DATE
The Monster SUP Guide award is designed to allow you to take the steps to become a coach, and guide on Flat water.

The Monster SUP Guide award teaches you how to guide Monster SUPs in a safe and controlled manner in a flat water environment, you will learn Operational procedures, safety and rescue techniques, commands, safety talk, Helming skills and paddle strokes, Games and challenges.

W.S.A Monster SUP Flat water Guide – £75 + assessment + You must have a valid W.S.A Membership – click here to join
Duration – 1 days Training & 1 day Assessment (assessment can be booked at a later date

Prior to attending this course you must have attended the WSA Foundation course and the WSA SUP Safety and Rescue course.

  • STEP 1 – YOU’VE BECOME A MEMBER OF WSA or ALREADY ARE – Click here to join.
  • STEP 2 – COMPLETED – WSA SUP SAFETY AND RESCUE ASSESSMENT AWARD
  • STEP 3 – COMPLETED – WSA SUP FOUNDATION INSTRUCTOR TRAINING AWARD
  • STEP 4 – WSA MONSTER SUP FLAT WATER GUIDE

Course Dates

  • Monday 26th April 2021 – W.S.A Monster SUP Flatwater Guide Training – BOOK THIS DATE

The Monster SUP SURF Guide award teaches you how to guide Monster SUPs in a safe and controlled manner on the ocean and in the waves, you will learn Operational procedures, safety and rescue techniques, commands, safety talk, Helming skills and paddle strokes, Surf environment, wave selection and much more.

W.S.A Monster SUP SURF Guide – £75 + assessment + You must have a valid W.S.A Membership – click here to join
Duration – 1 days Training & 1 day Assessment (assessment can be booked at a later date)
The Monster SUP SURF Guide award is designed to allow you to take the steps to become a guide in the SURF.

Prior to attending this course you must have attended the WSA Monster SUP Guide and the WSA SUP Safety and Rescue course.

  • STEP 1 – YOU’VE BECOME A MEMBER OF WSA or ALREADY ARE – Click here to join.
  • STEP 2 – COMPLETED – WSA SUP SAFETY AND RESCUE ASSESSMENT AWARD
  • STEP 3 – COMPLETED – WSA SUP FOUNDATION INSTRUCTOR TRAINING AWARD
  • STEP 4 – COMPLETED – WSA MONSTER SUP FLAT WATER GUIDE
  • STEP 5 – WSA MONSTER SUP SURF GUIDE

Course Dates

  • Tuesday 27th April 2021 – W.S.A Monster SUP Surf Guide Training –  BOOK THIS DATE

ALL SUP COURSES DATES

March 2022

  • 4th March 2022 – W.S.A SUP Safety & Rescue Assessment – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 5th & 6th March 2022 – W.S.A SUP Foundation Instructor Training – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 12th & 13th March 2022 – W.S.A Adventure SUP Guide Training – BOOK THIS DATE

April 2022

  • 1st April 2022 – W.S.A SUP Safety & Rescue Assessment – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 2nd & 3rd April 2022 – W.S.A SUP Foundation Instructor Training – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 9th & 10th April 2022 – W.S.A Adventure SUP Guide Training – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 29th April 2022 – W.S.A SUP Safety & Rescue Assessment – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 30th April & 1st May 2022 – W.S.A SUP Foundation Instructor Training – BOOK THIS DATE

May 2022

  • 7th & 8th May 2022 – W.S.A Adventure SUP Guide Training – BOOK THIS DATE

June 2022

  • 3rd June 2022 – W.S.A SUP Safety & Rescue Assessment – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 4th & 5th June 2022 – W.S.A SUP Foundation Instructor Training – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 11th & 12th June 2022 – W.S.A Adventure SUP Guide Training – BOOK THIS DATE

Sept 2022

  • 9th September 2022 – W.S.A SUP Safety & Rescue Assessment – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 10th & 11th September 2022 – W.S.A SUP Foundation Instructor Training – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 17th & 18th September 2022 – W.S.A Adventure SUP Guide Training – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 30th September 2022 – W.S.A SUP Safety & Rescue Assessment – BOOK THIS DATE

Oct 2022

  • 1st & 2nd October 2022 – W.S.A SUP Foundation Instructor Training – BOOK THIS DATE
  • 8th & 9th October 2022 – W.S.A Adventure SUP Guide Training – BOOK THIS DATE