Beginner CWC

BWSW Beginner Cable Wakeboard Coach

Who is it for?

The Beginner Cable Wakeboard Coach is recommended for anyone who wants to coach beginners at a wake park. Candidates will be certified to coach beginners for their first session. The qualification meets the minimum standard for coaching unaccompanied at the level outlined below.

What do you learn? 

The Beginner Cable Wakeboard Coach is a blended learning coaching course and covers many areas relevant to being a SAFE, FUN and EFFECTIVE coach including safety practices, customer service, risk assessment, delivery skills and a foundation cable wakeboard technical knowledge.

You will ride and coach for each other on the course up to the level of riding that could be seen on a participant’s first few sessions. This includes a beginner land lesson, beginner deep water start (Straight-Line Cable) and/or beginner dock start (Full-Size Cable), correct riding position, edging (heel and toe) and corners.

Before the course

Prior to attending the course, all candidates must have the following:

  • BWSW Membership.
  • Be aged 14 years or over (note, to be a licensed coach you must be 17).
    • Please note that coaches who qualify at 14 and 15 years of age must be coach under supervision at all times. Once a coach turns 16, they must then complete their DBS check (more details below).
    • Be able to complete the Bronze Cutting Edge programme for Cable Wakeboard (note, those who are unable to perform these will need to demonstrate experience in delivering these skills). 

How much does it cost?



Online Course Length

Practical Course Length

Beginner Cable Wakeboard Coach


9 hours

8 hours (1 day)

Intermediate Cable Wakeboard Coach


6 hours

16 hours (2 days)

(Operating) - whilst employed / coaching

Whilst we don’t insist on you holding an operating qualification prior to booking onto the coaching course, it is unlikely that you will work at a commercial centre and not be operating as well. Please ensure that before you start working at a centre that you have the relevant operating qualification.

Before certification

Prior to receiving the qualification, all new coaches must complete all mandatory requirements. This means that candidates must:
• Hold an attendance First Aid certificate (online courses will not be accepted). 
• Hold a Safeguarding and Protecting Children certificate (we have an online course available). 
• Hold an Enhanced Disclosure check (DBS [criminal record check]). - Click here to apply now