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Kayak and paddlesports courses for adults

The Weymouth Paddlesports Academy is 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 you'll find sheltered harbours and bays, the fleet tidal lagoon, tidal races, rock hopping and sea caves.

We have a range of boats and high quality coaches to meet your paddling needs.

What we offer

We have a range of activity options for adults. These include courses, bespoke group bookings and one to one sessions. You can also book activities for yourself and your family.

Courses

Our courses are designed to accommodate for a range of abilities, and range from 1 to 4 days. 

If your course runs over a day you can stay at our centre in one of our classrooms for £13 a night. You will need to bring your own bed but you would have full use of our facilities. This includes a kitchen, toilets, showers, drying room and Wi-Fi. We also have a secure car park and boat storage.

Prices include British Canoeing provider fee.

British Canoeing: safety training

British Canoeing: safety trainingDatesPrice
2 day (16 hour) outdoor first aid course 30 to 31 March 2019 £130
9 to 10 May 2019 £135
Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning (CNTP) 15 March 2019
1 May 2019
6 November 2019
£70
Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT)  24 April 2019
29 July 2019
25 September 2019
£79

British Canoeing: personal skills

British Canoeing: personal skills coursesDatesPrice
Paddle Start: taster session in SUP, kayak or canoe
  • 23 April 2019
  • 15 May 2019
  • 23 July 2019
  • 24 September 2019
£79

Paddle Discover: improve skills in SUP, kayak or canoe
Paddle Explore: improve further in SUP, kayak or canoe
Sea Kayak Award training or assessment
(formerly 3 star award)
  • 30 April 2019
  • 13 May 2019
  • 17 June 2019
  • 17 September 2019
  • 7 October 2019
  • 21 October 2019
  • 9 December 2019
£79
Coastal Sea Kayak Award training
(next level for personal skills above sea kayak award)
  • 24 April 2019
  • 20 May 2019
  • 10 July 2019
  • 23 September 2019
£79
Surf Kayak Award training or assessment
  • 29 April 2019
  • 18 October 2019
£79
Progressive Surf Kayak Award training

British Canoeing: leadership courses

British Canoeing leadership coursesDatesPrice
Sea Kayak Leader Training: 2 days
(formerly 4 star leader/ moderate water leader
  • 15 and 16 April 2019
  • 2 and 3 May 2019
  • 11 and 12 July 2019
  • 19 and 20 September 2019
  • 23 and 24 October 2019
  • 11 and 12 December 2019
£175
Paddlesport Leader Training: 2 days
  • 4 and 5 June 2019
  • 25 and 26 July 2019
  • 5 and 6 November 2019
£150
Paddlesport Leader Assessment: 2 days £160

British Canoeing: coaching courses

British Canoeing coaching coursesDatesPrice
Paddlesport Instructor: 2 days
  • 25 and 26 April 2019
  • 30 and 31 July 2019
  • 26 and 27 September 2019
£195
Core Coach training: 2 days
  • 13 and 14 March 2019
  • 17 and 18 April 2019
  • 1 and 2 July 2019
  • 8 to 9 October 2019
£195
Sea Kayak Coach training: 2 days
  • 16 and 17 May 2019
  • 6 and 7 June 2019
£195

Sheltered Water Coach training: 2 days

  • 9 and 10 May 2019
  • 3 and 4 July 2019
  • 15 and 16 October
£195
Sea Kayak Coach (advanced water): 2 days on request £195
Coaching the Mind: foundation module 7 May 2019:
1.30pm to 4.30pm
£49

Recreational courses and events

CourseDatesPrice
  • 15 May 2019
  • 3 June 2019
  • 24 July 2019
  • 14 October 2019
£79
  • group surf
  • white water
  • sea
  • SUP
  • Mega SUP
by arrangement (minimum of 4 people) £59
  • 23 April 2019
  • 15 May 2019
  • 23 July 2019
  • 24 September 2019
£79
Learn to sea kayak on a day journey 22 July 2019 £79
Improver: sea kayak
  • 30 April 2019
  • 13 May 2019
  • 17 June 2019
  • 17 September 2019
  • 7 October 2019
  • 21 October 2019
  • 9 December 2019
£79
Advanced: sea kayak
  • 24 April 2019
  • 20 May 2019
  • 10 July 2019
  • 23 September 2019

£79
Improver or advanced surf kayak
  • 29 April 2019
  • 18 October 2019
£75
Classroom navigation/ tidal planning course
  • 15 March 2019
  • 1 May 2019
  • 6 November 2019
£60
Jurassic Coast sea kayak event: coaching or guided journeys:
2 days

On request. Includes:

  • boats
  • equipment
  • 2 nights' accommodation

£115pp

(minimum 7 people)

Accommodation in classrooms

with use of:

  • kitchen
  • showers
  • secure car park
  • storage
  • WiFi

£13 per person per night

One to one sessions

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.

Private group bookings

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

Find the centre


Knightsdale Road
Weymouth
Dorset
DT4 0HS

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