Entry Level Courses

Sarah Keight – My journey to becoming an advanced canoe leader

I had worked at centres and had done a lot of flat water canoeing and got my three star in 2008 at Symonds Yat. So, when I moved to Llangollen to work, the Dee provided the perfect playground. I booked onto my moderate canoe leader training and at this point I could not really afford…
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Moderation Requirements for Roles (and accepted alternatives)

At Paddles Up Training we know the importance of regular Moderation of course providers and how much Course Providers value thease interactions and the support they provider. But as a provider it can be challenging to keep track of your moderation requirements and as the volume of qualifications you deliver grows so does the number…
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Provider Role – National Occupational Standards Requirements

National Occupational Standards All Tutors require: A nationally recognised Tutoring Qualification that aligns to the relevant National Occupational Standards for Learning and Development (standards 1 to 8); All Assessors require: A nationally recognised Assessing Qualification that aligns to the relevant National Occupational Standards for Learning and Development (standard 9). In the tables below you will…
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Swimmer Safety and Rescue Tutor

As a Swimmer Safety and Rescue Tutor, you will be supporting paddlers to develop their skills to be able to support swimmers within a team/ safety framework. You will be sharing your knowledge, skills and experience with paddlers. This could be throughout their development process by providing training and assessment courses or it could be…
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Use of Artificial and Managed White Water Sites in BCAB Courses

Paddles Up training and British Canoeing Awarding Body recognises that the use of Use of Artificial and Managed White Water Sites has benefits for learning and would be seen as an appropriate decision to use such an environment for some training and assessment courses. The below table indicates when such facilities can be used by…
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Meet Richard, who recently attended the Community of Learning event

After identifying an ambition to further develop my coaching pathway, I commenced on the BCAB Performance Coach journey. After a number of sessions with my appointed mentor – Chris Brain, I decided to book a place on the next Community of Learning event. I had identified, through discussion and reading, insight into what I thought…
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A sunny weekend for the Performance Coach Community of Learning Event

Hosted at Grafham Water Centre, Huntingdon, the weekend brought together 11 coaches with varied experiences for a thought provoking, discussion led weekend. A great weekend had by all. The Community of Learning event topics are driven by the areas that the group suggest, their areas of interests and their aspirations. The topics aim to stimulate…
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Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor .Ladies on a lake on their stand up paddleboards

Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor

Do you want to have fun? Like to spend time on the water? With likeminded people? Do you want to introduce people from all walks of life to stand up paddleboarding by running fun, engaging taster and starter sessions? If so, your pathway to becoming a Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor starts here. Why take the…
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Becoming Sea Kayak Leaders (non-tidal) in Malta

Meet Daniela and Arthur, who recently became Sea Kayak Leaders (non-tidal) in Malta. Daniela (Lella) grew up in a small urban village on a tiny Mediterranean island, called Malta, where she was born and raised. She is also the only Maltese woman holding a Sea Kayak Leader in the entire country! Arthur (Turu) is an American-born…
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Congratulations to Daniel, NEW Performance SUP Coach

Paddles Up Training would like to congratulate Dan for becoming a Performance SUP Sheltered Water Coach! Dan talks us through his paddling journey and why he decided to become a Performance Coach. Born in Hong Kong and having spent my teenage years on the Isle of Man, I have had the opportunity to engage in…
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A group paddling inflatable pack rafts on a simple river trip

Reasonable Adjustments for Qualifications and Awards

At Paddles Up training we are fully committed to provide Equal Opportunities and our Reasonable Adjustments for Qualifications and Awards Policy is designed to support candidates. Policy Statement British Canoeing Awarding Body’s policy is to encourage inclusion and therefore avoid a separate system. Where a specific disability prevents a candidate from completing a particular part…
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Paddlesport Leader

Paddlesport Leader

Looking to lead paddlesport journeys? Do you want to lead people from all walks of life on sheltered water? Are you a paddler or do you have experience of paddling? Do you want to support your club leading mixed craft? If so, the Paddlesport Leader Award could be for you! Why become a Paddlesport Leader?…
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Paddlesport Instructor

Do you want to have fun? Like to spend time on the water? With likeminded people? Do you want to introduce people from all walks of life to paddlesport by running fun, engaging taster and starter sessions? If so your pathway to becoming a Paddlesport Instructor starts here. Why take the Paddlesport Instructor Award? First…
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Become a Coach

Coach Award

What is the Coach Award? The Coach Award is designed for people whose core function is to coach paddlers who want to gain/improve paddlesport skills within the discipline chosen. As a coach you will be able to plan, deliver and review progressive sessions safely, effectively and independently. The Coach Award is discipline specific and currently…
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