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Professional Development

Inspire Ltd offer professional development courses in kayak, open canoe and mountain bike. If you would like an introduction to these sports or are already experienced and would like to gain some professional qualifications, please call us 01600 891515 or email to find out more.

Listed below are courses that we can provide.

Professional Development Courses in the Wye Valley with Inspire

BCU/Canoe Wales Coaching Courses

If you are interested in personal development coaching Inspire coaches are all BCU (British Canoe Union) and Canoe Wales qualified to a high level and are very experienced outdoor professionals. We operate with a low coach to student ratio to ensure quality time on the water and appropriate coaching. With safety and adventure in mind we will take you to appropriate locations and coach relevant skills to ensure you achieve the most from your course. Alternatively, courses can be run from your venue using the lakes and rivers local to you.

BCU/Canoe Wales Qualification Courses

Inspire can offer BCU Level 1 and 2 Paddlesport coach courses. Ideally located close to the River Wye and with the rivers of South Wales only a short drive away allowing a large choice of venue to use appropriate to your course, whatever the weather and water level. Courses are run throughout the year, so call us now to check availability. Before applying for a qualification course candidates must register with their national office. This will involve already holding all pre–requisites for the appropriate course. Details can be obtained from The British Canoe Union.

BCU/Canoe Wales Paddlesport Performance Awards

Inspire can offer the following:

BCU/Canoe Wales White Water Safety Courses

Open Canoeing on the River Wye with InspireFor the intermediate or advanced paddlers, who are competent of grade two/three water and also a pre-requisite to the 4 star leadership award. This course is two days in duration with the emphasis on prevention. The course covers leadership skills, personal skills, safety rescue skills and first aid techniques. Due to the nature of this course it is generally only available during the winter months.

Other kayak/canoe courses and individual coaching

MIAS (Mountain Bike Instructor Award Scheme)

Mountain bike instructor award schemeProfessional Development Courses in the Wye Valley with Inspire offers the opportunity to gain competence in leading cyclists in both on and off road environments. Completion of a training course alone, without taking an assessment course is not a qualification in itself, although it may be of considerable benefit to the trainee.

Inspire can offer training and assessment courses at the following levels:

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Pre Assessment Courses

With a range of qualified and experience instructors, most of which are national governing body trainers, we are able to offer 1 to 1 or 1 to 2 pre assessment days in canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking and navigation skills. So if have an assessment and you’re looking to fine tune your skills then give us a call.

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