BWSW Level 1 Coaching Award


2021 course dates:
Location Venue Day 1 & 2
Berkshire ISIS Water Ski & Wakeboard Club 11-12th October 2021
Cornwall Camel Ski School 2-3rd April 2022
Reading  Hi5 Ski School 16-17th April 2022
Rochdale Whitworth 14-15th May 2022
TBC (South East) CJM Ski & Wake 4-5th June 2022
Please note that we are constantly updating our courses so please register your interest with us so we can keep you updated with the latest course dates. 
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 an attendance First Aid certificate (online courses will not be accepted). 
• 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.

For more information please contact: or call 01932 579 933