Coaching and Training Courses

We are proud of the quality of our courses. We concentrate on high level specialised coach education, REC first aid and bespoke courses for clubs, centres and colleges, as well as pushing standards on BC qualifications and award schemes.

We only use staff, venues, equipment and resources that we ourselves rate highly. We work under the philosophy that you only do a Level 1 once, and that it has to be right. We want you to keep coming back to us throughout your paddling career.

Leo Hoare is our Course Director - having successfully gone through the rigorous BC Quality Assurance/Internal Verification process, Leo is one of very few fully endorsed Directors in the country. Unlike other courses that have not been QA/IV'd ours are all approved with a course number and correctly staffed throughout the duration of the course. We run more BC Coach Education courses than anyone else in the country, and can guarantee the standard is consistently excellent. Please take a look at our testimonials to see what others have said, and come and see for yourself.

Getafix brings you white water safety and rescue training from Rescue 3 International.

A must for all paddlers who paddle white water.

The new syllabus BCU Star Awards.

We offer a range of British Canoe Union (BCU) Qualifications:

More info in the sections below:

We offer Sea kayaking courses and expeditions throughout the year on request. We've also got some Sea Kayak Leader training and assessment dates in the calendar for you.

Accommodation at Getafix HQ

Getafix HQ accommodation

Our bunkbarn is having some work done at the moment, but get in touch to book for 2021

We have beautiful toilets, hot showers, a drying room, a barn to cook in and socialise in around the log burner, all set in a stunning location. Stay with us and discover this unique gem for yourself...


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