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NEW Introduction to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion eLearning

We are pleased to share the NEW BCAB Introduction to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion eLearning, which is FREE for the paddling community. The module gives learners an insight into a range of topics, with interactive activities and resources throughout the module. Learners will also be signposted to further information about specific topics, such as LGBTQ+…
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Stand Up Paddleboard Leashes

As part of the continual work to raise safety awareness for anyone paddling a Stand Up Paddleboard, British Canoeing Awarding Body, alongside the SUP Technical Group, have produced a short instruction video. The video includes the different leashes available, quick release systems, use of buoyancy aids and additional safety equipment for consideration. Click here to…
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Policies

Polices for for course candidates, providers, tutors, assessors. Accredited Prior Learning Appeals Procedure Candidate Registration Guidance Certification Guidance Complaints Procedure Conflict of Interest Policy Course Authorisation Advertising and Results Submission Data Collection Guide Data Retention Chart Delivery Centre Fees Equality and Diversity Policy Health and Safety Policy Malpractice and Maladministration Policy Quality Assurance and Standardisation…
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NEW Personal Performance Award Provider Refresher eLearning

We are pleased to introduce the new Personal Performance Award Provider Refresher eLearning. This eLearning is aimed at existing PPA Providers to ensure continual development, standardisation and delivery of our Educational Philosophy. We have developed this eLearning update to revisit the awards, explore methods of delivery as well as focus on a specific area to…
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NEW Assessing Competence in the Paddlesport Environment eLearning

We are delighted to share the NEW BCAB Assessing Competence in the Paddlesport Environment (ACPE) eLearning. This eLearning focuses on the processes of assessing as well as the standardisation of assessment across awards and qualifications. It’s full of great information to help both new and experienced assessors consider their current practice. This would be suitable…
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NEW Risk Management and Risk Assessment eLearning

We are pleased to introduce the NEW Risk Management and Risk Assessment eLearning. This is a great resource for instructors, coaches, leaders, providers, deployers and activity providers, looking to further develop an understanding of the responsibilities of managing risk, as well as identifying risk and writing risk assessments. The eLearning covers three activities – Responsibilities…
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Updating your CPD

In 2020, British Canoeing Awarding Body introduced a NEW supportive points based CPD process. Aligned with our Educational Philosophy, CPD is now individualised, allowing the Instructor, Coach and Leader to consider what areas they may need to develop. This process is simple, easy to upload and gives you the opportunity to recognise all of your…
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Become a Raft Guide

At Paddles Up Training, we are pleased to deliver British Canoeing Raft Guide qualifications that are recognised and used throughout the UK and Internationally. Within the UK, British Canoeing is the only recognised paddlesport Awarding Body, providing qualifications and awards for over 35 years. Due to the regulated status, we are able to offer high…
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NEW Introduction to Fitness in Paddlesport eLearning

We are pleased to introduce the NEW Introduction to Fitness in Paddlesport eLearning. Aimed at paddlers, parents, instructors, coaches and leaders, fitness is a key consideration for anyone involved in paddlesport. This activity introduces the ‘who’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ of fitness in paddlesport and covers an introduction of: How to invest time in fitness Components…
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Become a Provider

We are pleased to share that Provider applications are now open. We are currently recruiting for all Provider roles until  midday on the 30th April 2021. Being a Provider is demanding but also very rewarding. You will be directly supporting, mentoring and assessing candidates who go on to introduce, support and develop tens of thousands…
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Structured Paddling Activity in England

Structured Paddling Activity in England

Structured Paddling Activity in England – Updated 29th March 2021 Covid secure structured and organised outdoor activity can be delivered by Coaches, Leaders, Course Providers and Delivery Partners – for an unlimited number of participants, provided that appropriate steps are taken to make it Covid secure. Organised and structured activity must be formally organised by…
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How to choose the right First Aid qualification. First Aid Training Equipment

First Aid Update – 1st March 2021

In March 2020, British Canoeing and Paddles Up Training recognised the difficulty that instructors, coaches, leaders, guides and providers of qualifications and awards may have in accessing an appropriate first aid course. Following the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines, we provided a free online course that would extend a first aid certificate up until…
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Online Coach Award Core Coach Training now available

British Canoeing Awarding Body is delighted to be launching the online Coach Award Core Coach Training programme. Over the past month,  Paddles Up Training have been ensuring providers are equipped and trained to provide the highly popular training course online. By providing an online option for paddlers to engage in the Coach Award Core Training…
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Mental Health Awareness and Mental Health First Aid courses accepted as CPD

We are pleased to share that we will now automatically be accepting Mental Health Awareness and Mental Health First Aid courses as CPD. We know that many Instructors, Coaches and Leaders already recognise the importance of mental health training. The training opportunities available help raise awareness of mental health and support you to be able…
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NEW Stadium Personal Performance Awards

British Canoeing has announced that we are introducing two new Personal Performance Awards, for those looking to develop their personal skills on man-made, artificial white water courses. The NEW Stadium White Water Award and Progressive Stadium White Water Award are designed to develop your ability to apply appropriate decision making skills for a safe day…
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British Canoeing launches NEW Leadership and Raft Guide awards suite and supportive resources

We are pleased to announce that the NEW Leadership and Raft Guide Awards are now available. The new awards aim to create more opportunities for people to paddle by increasing the number of qualified leaders. The new suite of awards align to the British Canoeing Educational Philosophy. The awards support you to run safe, quality,…
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New Leadership and Raft Guide Award course documents now available

The new Leadership and Raft Guide course documents are now on the British Canoeing Awarding Body website. Available from January 2021, the awards aim to create more opportunities for people to paddle by increasing the number of qualified leaders and raft guides. The awards align to the British Canoeing Educational Philosophy and support leaders to…
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Choosing Your SUP Leash

Choosing Your SUP Leash!

If you use a Stand Up Paddleboard, choosing your SUP leash is a vital decision for your safety and that of your group when coaching and leading. It keeps you and your paddleboard together when things don’t go to plan. Choosing your SUP leash for the environment and conditions you are paddling in is essential.…
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Paddlesport Leader

Get ready for your Leadership Award!

In January 2021, British Canoeing will introduce a new Leadership Award suite aligned to the British Canoeing Educational Philosophy, aimed at increasing the number of qualified leaders and providing more opportunities for people to paddle. The new awards are ideal for clubs, centres and activity providers looking to lead groups on single or mixed craft…
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How to choose the right First Aid qualification. First Aid Training Equipment

First Aid Update

22 October 2020 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recognises that some First Aid Providers have resumed first aid training but there remains a backlog or limited availability. As there is a difficulty for First Aiders accessing a course, the HSE will recognise that First Aid certificates that expired after 16th March 2020 can remain…
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Congratulations to Jan, the first NEW Performance Coach

Paddles Up Training would like to congratulate Jan, who recently became a Performance Racing Coach. Jan is the first paddler to take the Performance Coach Assessment since the award was introduced in July. I’ve learned a fantastic amount about all sorts of things while working through the training and assessment for the Performance Racing Coach.…
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Safeguarding course

NEW Safeguarding Refresher eLearning

British Canoeing Awarding Body and the National Associations are committed to helping everyone in paddlesport accept their responsibility to safeguard children and adults at risk from harm and abuse. As well as ensure appropriate training and education for coaches, leaders and deployers. It is essential that everyone has at least a basic understanding of what…
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Safeguarding course

NEW Introduction to Safeguarding eLearning

British Canoeing and the National Associations are committed to helping everyone in paddlesport accept their responsibility to safeguard children and adults at risk from harm and abuse. As well as ensure appropriate training and education for coaches, leaders and deployers. It is essential that everyone has at least a basic understanding of what behaviour is…
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NEW Introduction to Paddlesport eLearning to support your new paddlers

  British Canoeing Awarding Body is pleased to introduce the NEW Introduction to Paddlesport eLearning! This is a great tool for anyone introducing new people to the water and can support your delivery. Share this resource with your paddlers so they know some of the key information before they get onto the water. Topics include equipment,…
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COVID-19 Update: Latest Guidance on British Canoeing Qualifications and Awards

31st July 2020 British Canoeing Awarding Body is committed to minimise the risk of infection from COVID-19 and to encourage all Providers to be responsible and considerate. Due to the changes of Government guidance and the relaxation of lockdown rules, British Canoeing Awarding Body can provide further advice to Providers delivering qualifications and awards. With countries at different…
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Paddlesport Leader

NEW Leadership Awards

Available from January 2021, the NEW Leadership Awards aim to create more opportunities for people to paddle by increasing the number of qualified leaders. The new Leadership Awards suite will align to the British Canoeing Educational Philosophy and support leaders to run safe, quality, enjoyable trips, based on their group’s needs and aspirations. The awards…
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