White Water Kayak Skills - Confidence Builder Course

Course Dates and Availability:
Courses run on request.

Course Price:
£75 per person as part of a group of 2 or more. £150 a day for a day of individual coaching.

Course Aims:
Skilfully delivered by UKCC Level 3 (or Level 5 coaches), this is an ideal course if you've had a recent knock in your confidence, or are trying to push your boating to the next level. Everyone works in a different way so the session will vary depending on those on the course and where possible video feedback will be used, when appropriate, to give you the most from the session and a direction for the future.

We’ll start by having a chat and then begin to work through observations of your paddling. Once we have an understanding of your needs we will move into practical indivdualised coaching that strikes a balance between psychological and technical/tactical input and practical application. You'll also leave with a personal action plan to help support to in your development.

The course will be run over 1 day. The days normally run from 9.30am until 5pm (depending on time of year).

Equipment required:

  • White Water Kayak and a suitable paddle
  • Throw line and river knife if you have one
  • Dry suit or wetsuit that will keep you warm throughout the day along with a cag and suitable thermal layers for the weather conditions
  • Food and warm drink (to be taken on the river) and suitable means of carry such as a dry bag, clipped into the boat
  • Dry land clothing suitable for outdoor use.


If you normally carry other kit on the river, not listed above, please bring it along for the group to discuss.

All of the equipment above can be purchased or borrowed through me but please let us know in advance so that I can bring the right amount of equipment.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.