Level 1 - Cable Wakeboard Instructor

BWSW Level 1 Cable Wakeboard Instructor 

Who is it for?

The Level 1 Cable Wakeboard qualification is recommended for anyone who wants to instruct beginners at a wake park. Candidates will be certified to instruct beginners on their first session. The qualification meets the minimum standard for Instructing unaccompanied at the level outlined below.

What do you learn? 

The Level 1 Cable Wakeboard Instructor  is a blended learning coaching course and covers many areas relevant to being a SAFE, FUN and EFFECTIVE instructor. This includes learning about safety practices, customer service, risk assessment, delivery skills and a foundation cable wakeboard technical knowledge.

You will ride and instruct for each other on the course up to the level of riding that could be seen on a participant’s first few sessions and everything on the Progressive Edge Bronze Award. 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 16 years or over (note, to be a "qualified" coach you must be 17).
  • Be able to complete all skills on the Wake Park Progressive Edge Silver Award. A candidate will not get ‘signed off’ as reaching the required level without the required riding standard being demonstrated/proven. NB - Where it is not possible to demonstrate the necessary skills/prove required riding level during the course, the candidate will need to provide proof of riding level through video submission and/or references from licensed Level 2 coaches.

How much does it cost?



Online Course Length

Practical Course Length

Level 1 - Cable Wakeboard Instructor 


9 hours

8 hours (1 day)

Level 2 - Cable Wakeboard Coach


6 hours

16 hours (2 days)

Additional costs apply in relation to licensing the qualification.

(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