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Weymouth Paddlesports Academy

We are a well-established centre with a reputation for delivering first-class paddling experiences.

The Weymouth Paddlesports Academy is perfectly situated on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. It benefits from easy access to a variety of high quality paddling venues to ensure you maximise your time learning rather than travelling. Within 8 miles of the centre you can find:

  • sheltered harbours and bays
  • the Fleet tidal lagoon
  • moving water
  • tidal races
  • rock hopping
  • sea caves

We have a range of boats and high quality coaches to meet your paddling needs. Courses are available for adults and children from 8 years old. 

Adult paddlesport courses for 2018

British Canoeing (BC) / United Kingdom Coaching Committee (UKCC) Awards

Canoeing safety training

Canoeing safety trainingDatesPrice
2 day (16 hour) outdoor First Aid course17 and 18 March 2018£130
Coastal navigation and tidal planning course2 May, 1 and 17 October 2018£60
Foundation safety & rescue training 23 April, 17 August and 12 November 2018£75

Canoeing personal skills 

Canoeing personal skills coursesDatesPrice
1 Star training/assessment15 and 16 August and 7 and 8 November 2018£139
2 Star training15 and 16 August and 7 and 8 November 2018£139
2 Star assessmentOn request£75
3 Star sea training or assessment18 April, 1 May, 26 and 27 September, 2 and 15 October and 2 November 2018£75
3 Star surf training or assessment5 November 2018£75

Canoeing leadership courses 

Canoeing leadership coursesDatesPrice
Sea kayak leader training3 and May, 18 and 19 June, 18 and 19 October and 5 and 6 December 2018£168

Canoeing coaching courses  

Canoeing coaching coursesDatesPrice
Paddlesport instructor 4 day course (previously level 1 coach award)24, 25, 26 and 27 April and 13, 14, 15, 16 November 2018£285
Core coach training 2 day course (level 2) 8 and 9 May and 3 and 4 October 2018£195
Sea kayak coach training 2 day course (level 2)10 and 11 May, 31 October and 1 November 2018£195

Sheltered water training (level 2)

Canoe/kayak 2 day course 

Kayak only 2 day course

16 and 17 May and 15 and 16 October 2018£195
Sea kayak coach 2 day course (advanced water)4 and 5 July and 7 and 8 November 2018£195
Coaching the mind - foundation module21 May 2018£39

Recreational events 

CourseDatesPrice
Surf / white water / sea journeys / stand up paddle boarding (SUP)/ mega SUPBy arrangement (min. 4 people)£55 pp
Pool rolling (2 hours)By arrangementTBA
Learn to kayak - beginner 15 and 16 August and 7 and 8 November 2018 £75/£139
Learn to canoe - beginner15 and 16 August and 7 and 8 November 2018 £75/£139
Kayak skills - improver15 and 16 August and 7 and 8 November 2018 £75/£139
Canoe skills - improver15 and 16 August and 7 and 8 November 2018 £75/£139
Sea kayak - improver18 April, 1 May, 26 September, 27 September, 2 and 15 October 2018£75
Classroom navigation/tidal planning course2 May, 1 and 17 October 2018£60
2 day Jurassic Coast sea kayak event. Includes coaching or guided journeysOn request includes boats, equipment & accommodation

£110pp

(minimum 7 people)

Overnight stays

For these training courses you can camp indoors in one of our classrooms for £13 a night (bring your own bed!). You would have full use of our facilities which includes:

  • kitchen, toilets and showers
  • a secure car park
  • boat storage
  • drying room
  • Wi-Fi   

Private group bookings

Arrange your own group for recreational paddling or a BC course.

One to one

We offer one to one coaching in all activities with our range of high quality and experienced coaches. Maximise your enjoyment and progress with a session that suits your pace and learning style.

Family and friends

Treat your family to a fun activity session that you can enjoy together.

Book a course

To book onto a course please fill out a booking consent form (pdf, 43kb) (opens in a new window) and return it to the Centre, with full payment, by post, email or in person. Once the form is returned and a payment has been made we will confirm your place and send you joining instructions, at the latest 10 days before the course starts.

Payment can be made by credit/debit card, by cheque, made payable to the Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre (WOEC), or by cash (in person only).

Contact the centre

For additional information or for help with booking, please contact the Centre.

How to find us

See the directions for the Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre (opens in a new window).

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