Become a SUP instructor with this two day course run at Hove Lagoon, Brighton (2015 courses run by Sam Ross)
The course takes you through the BSUPA teaching method and formula and follows a practical and logical approach to teaching stand up paddleboarding.
About half the course will be spent on the water and the rest in the classroom. Students without any previous watersports teaching experience or qualifications may be required to undertake shadow teaching at a BSUPA School.
RYA, BCU, BKSA, SLSA instructors can complete a fast track conversion version of this course in one day.
Fast track to SUP instructor for RYA, BCU, BKSA, SLSA instructors (2015 courses run by Sam Ross)
If you are a current RYA, BCU, BKSA, SLSA instructor you can attend a one day ‘direct access’ conversion course to become a level 1 BSUPA instructor. You must have current valid certificates to prove qualification level.
Failure to reach the required standard in any areas of the instructor assessment will result in being required to attend the full BSUPA instructor level 1 course.
The BSUPA Conversion Course will include a BSUPA manual and certificate – we spend half the time on the water. We cover safety, the BSUPA teaching method and formula, rescue techniques, review teaching zones and equipment.
Pre requirements : If you are a current RYA, BCU, BKSA, SLSA instructor you can attend a one day ‘direct access’ conversion course to become a level 1 BSUPA Instructor. You must have current valid certificates to prove qualification level.
Become a BSUPA level 2 instructor and expand your SUP coaching skills (2015 courses run by Sam Ross)
Level 2 includes :
“Ready to Explore”
Exploring, theory, weather and tides, passage planning, exit routes, shelter and distance, equipment, boards, paddles, supplies, spares and safety gear. Group size, control and management, types of tours, downwinders, distance, water state, currents, towing technique and safety.
A qualified BSUPA Level 2 Instructor can run or open a BSUPA recognised school. Teach in small to medium surf on beach breaking waves with a ratio of 4 students to one instructor. Take Level 1 Ready to Ride paddlers on short and medium length distance paddles and tours, with a maximum of 10 students to one instructor.