BWSW Level 1 Coaching Award


Who is it for?

Register your InterestThe Level 1 Coaching Award is aimed at mainly volunteers who would like to help out at their club. It is predominantly a beginners level aimed at those who are new to coaching and would like to . On successful completion of the qualification, candidates will be able to work with beginner skiers/riders only.

What is involved?
The Level 1 Coaching Award consists of simply 2 consecutive days of learning. All candidates will have a portfolio of tasks to complete and be assessed at the end of Day 2. The BWSW level 1 simply covers our bronze programme (see attached) and such things as coaching theory, Codes, Safeguarding, Risk Assessment, Land Lessons. 

Before the course
Prior to attending the first day of the course, all candidates must:
• Be a BWSW member.
• Be aged 16 years or over. 
• Hold the BWSW Ski Boat Driver Level 2 (SBD2) qualification 
• Have a strong working knowledge of the skills in our 'Cutting Edge Bronze' programme for water skiing and wakeboarding.


Before certification

Prior to receiving the qualification, all new coaches must become a BWSW Licensed Coach. This means that candidates must:

• Hold a basic First Aid certificate. 
• Hold an Enhanced Disclosure (criminal records) check.
• Hold a Safeguarding and Protecting Children certificate (attendance course only).

How much does it cost? 
• £250.00 for candidates from BWSW Affiliated/Accredited clubs
• £295.00 for candidates not within the BWSW Network 
• For overseas candidates, please contact 

How do I book? 

To book onto a course candidates must complete the online application form - click here - and pay the candidate fee in full. Payments can be made over the phone, by cheque or by bank transfer. 

Funding for candidates
If you are going to be coaching at a UK based club, there may be an opportunity to receive a coaching bursary. Take a look at the Sports Coach UK funding guide for potential opportunities – click here

2017 course dates:

Region County Venue Day 1 & 2
London & South East Hampshire Ellingham WSC 18th - 19th March
London & South East Surrey JB Ski  1st - 2nd April 
South West  Cornwall Camel Ski School 10th - 11th April 
Scotland Fife Town Loch 22nd - 23rd April 
Eastern Norfolk Premier Water Ski 27th - 28th May
South West Cornwall Camel Ski School 12th - 13th June
North West  Lancashire Whitworth WSC 15th - 16th July
Eastern  Norfolk Premier WSS 12th - 13th Aug
London & South East Berkshire Heron Lake 12th - 13th Sept 
South West Gloucestershire Lakeside Ski & Wake 14th - 15th October
London & South East Surrey JB Ski  21st - 22nd October
London & South East Surrey JB Ski  11th - 12th November

For more information please contact: or call 01932 579 933