Program Price: $700

Program Dates: April 27-28, June 11-12, 2024


This is the second rung in the Instructor development scheme within Paddle Canada.

Program Aims

  • Develop and demonstrate a systematic approach to identify common mistakes and how to fix them
  • Develop and demonstrate the ability to deliver feedback to participant while on the water
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead sessions with different coaching principles
  • Demonstrate the structure of practice and how to measure performance
  • Develop lesson plans to deliver the Paddle Canada Level 1 Skills program

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This course focuses exclusively on teaching skills and techniques. Lectures will focus on adult learning principles, class organization, liability, stroke progression, and programming. Candidates are expected to arrive with demonstration quality strokes and a working knowledge of most sea kayaking theory that is appropriate at the level of Instructor they are applying for.

Who is participating in this program? 

Instructor candidate must have Paddle Canada Level 2 Skills and previous instruction experience.

Program Venues

Both weekend will take place in and around Halifax.


By participating in this program, you will be eligible for assessment based on the Paddle Canada certification scheme. Clearly defined outcomes have been developed by Committed 2 the Core Sea Kayak Coaching that will be used during an ongoing assessment process. Outcomes will be discuses during the Online learning segment of the program.

You will have the opportunity to ask question and get clarification on what the following Paddle Canada assessment terms:

  • Full Pass
  • Conditional Pass
  • Incomplete

Student are not required to be assessed if they do not wish to receive the certification and want to use this program purely as a development opportunity.

C2TC Classroom – Online learning

As part of this program we will be offering a series of online learning opportunities that will take place before the start of the program. The Classroom will give you an opportunity to ask questions about the program, question about gear requirement, meeting location and flow of the program plus plant seeds that will grow during the program.  Homework assignments will also be given to support your learning during the program. These classroom programs have proven to be invaluable during the COVID-19 social distancing initiative. Details will be sent to you once you register for the program

Equipment Requirements

Students are required to have all their own paddling gear to participate in this program.  We do offer equipment rentals for this program.  Dry suits can be rented for $30 per day, sea kayak rentals are $65 per day and includes P&H Sea kayak, Lendal Paddle, skirt, bailer, throw rope and helmet if the program requires it. Equipment rentals should be arranged in advance of the program to ensure availability.

“Sea you on the water everyone”