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Instructor and Guide Training – North Shore


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Please contact us for next course dates.

northshore@canoeandkayak.co.nz  |  09 479 1002

SKU: SK Instructor and Guide Training - North Shore Category:


Each year we have a Sea Kayaking Guide and Instructor Training Course.

What you’ll learn:

  • Trip Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Weather
  • Navigation
  • Group Management & leadership on the water
  • Paddle technique with eight hours of paddling time.
  • Rescues instruction
  • Repair & Maintenance
  • Communications
  • Surf instruction

This is all bought together with a weekend paddling expedition.

This comprehensive training courses will take the keen paddler who has mastered the following courses;

Sea Kayaking Skills Course
Kayak Rolling Tuition (not required for sit-on-top)
Kayak Surfing Course
Kayak Surfing Course

Oceans Course
First Aid Training (outsourced)
Day Skippers (with Coastguard)
VHF Course (with Coastguard)




This course will allow the participants to develop the skills and knowledge to sit the NZKI Instructors Award or an NZQA Kayak Leader or Sea Kayak Leader Award. It will set you up to sit any Sea Kayak Guide or Instructor assessment you wish, with the skills and knowledge to succeed.
Held over the month, you will learn the breakdown of strokes and skills, develop the ability to recognise areas of improvement in people, you are coaching and the steps to allow them to develop to their full potential.
You will get to work with many customers in a supervised situation. Plenty of feedback will be given.
There is an extensive amount to cover both on the water and on paper so bring your “A-Game” and find out just how much fun working in the outdoors can be.
This course is ideal for anyone who is thinking of a career in the outdoors or is currently employed in the outdoors and wishes to upskill or cross-train.


Safety Terms and Customer Declaration

In any adventure activity, there is an element of risk involved. Risks in undertaking this activity include drowning, illness as a result of adverse weather conditions, water damage to personal belongings, and contact with wildlife.
The Staff and management of Canoe & Kayak take all practicable steps to identify and mimimise potential dangers. However, you must follow our instructions and use the provided safety equipment at all times. Adults accompanying any person under the age of 18 must ensure the underage person follows our instructions at all times. You must release or indemnify Canoe & Kayak and our staff against any liability we incur to anyone else, resulting from your failure to follow our instructions or the failure of any person accompanying you under the age of 18 to follow our instructions.
We reserve the right to withdraw any person who in our opinion is likely to endanger themselves or others. We also reserve the right to cancel the tour if we become concerned for any reason for your safety or that of any other person.

WARNING: Under New Zealand law it is extremely unlikely that you will be able to sue anyone if you are injured. In Addition, New Zealand’s accident compensation scheme provides only limited assistance to visitors to New Zealand who are injured. We strongly recommend that all visitors to New Zealand have full insurance covering any injury they might suffer, including medical treatment cover, before undertaking this activity.

EXCLUSIONS: To the extent permitted by law, all our liability for damage to your property, disruption to travel plans, or mental injury is excluded. This exclusion is subject to any rights or remedies you may have under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.
Please notify us of any medical conditions or other information we need to know to include you safely in this activity. For example: asthma, allergies, heart conditions, epilepsy, or pregnancy.

You are entitled to access any information we hold about you or to request its correction at any time.


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programme designed by the New Zealand outdoors
community for the New Zealand outdoors community.

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