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Beginners Courses

Our induction evening for our six week, 6pm, Thursday evening beginner course is Thursday 18th April 2024.  For those that would like to attend the course - the first session on the water is 6pm, Thursday 25th April.

The induction evening will be a "dry night", during which you will meet the coaches and Instructors, be able to ask questions about the paddling course. Places are allocated first come, first serve.

When: Thursday evenings. 

Where: The 33rd Sea Scout Scout HQ on Halton Road, LA1 2EG

How Much Does It Cost?

What's covered?

Can I Book My Place Now?

The British Canoeing Discover Certificate is a flat water award that demonstrates an individual has basic boat control and foundation skills. The Discover can be taken in any kind of paddlesport craft, although we will mostly use river kayaks during the course.


You can read more about the British Canoeing Discover award here

The course price is £50 for juniors and adults. You will also need sign up for our annual membership which costs £40 for adults and £30 for under eighteens.


The costs cover use of all equipment, and tuition. Membership enables use of equipment on our Thursday evening sessions March to October and the option to attend club paddles throughout the year.

Please contact us to discuss your experience and abilities  first.


Then we will explain how to sing up for appropriate membership and courses.

What happens if I dont pass?

Will I get wet?

Why Are There Only Beginners Courses In the Summer?

There is no fixed date or time by which you need to "pass" your paddle discover award. There will be assessments programmed in at the end of the course, but if you are not ready, you can postpone until you are. As a member, you will get coaching and guidance throughout the year so there is no panic to get qualifications. We want you to have fun most of all!

We try to do the majority of the 'getting wet' part while in the pool, especially early on in the year when the water is still cool. We will build your confidence in the water so this won't be an issue. You are likely to get wet as part of your assessment and practice assessment, but you could accidentally get wet at any time, so come prepared each week with a dry change of clothes just in case.
When the weather warms up, getting wet is all part of the fun. This is a watersport after all!

There’s really no better time to learn than in Spring and Summer when there’s plenty of daylight in the evenings, and the water’s warmed up.

Download our welcome booklet to learn more

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