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Become a Provider

We are pleased to share that Provider applications open on 2nd April 2024. We are currently recruiting for the majority of roles until midday on the 30th April 2024. 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…
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Become a Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Leader

Looking to lead journeys on white water? Are you a white water paddler or do you have experience paddling in grade 2(3) white water rivers? Do you want to support your club? If so, the Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Leader is for you! The Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Leader aims to support paddleboarders…
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BCAB launches the NEW Swimmer Safety and Rescue Course

The NEW Swimmer Safety and Rescue course is now available and aims to provide paddlers with the key safety skills and knowledge to work as part of a water safety team where open water swimming is involved. This could include cover at an event,  supervising swimmers at an aquapark or managed venues that offer open…
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British Canoeing Awarding Body launches the NEW Advanced White Water Safety Course

The Advanced White Water Safety course is designed to support kayakers and canoeists on grade 3 and 4 white water rivers. The two day course will cover casualty management, moving around steep environments, dealing with stuck craft and paddlers, in complex environments. Following on from the Introduction to White Water Safety and the White Water…
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British Canoeing Awarding Body announces the NEW Swimmer Safety and Rescue Course

The BCAB Swimmer Safety and Rescue course is designed to provide paddlers with the key safety skills and knowledge to work as part of a water safety team where open water swimming is involved. All modules are interactive, practical sessions, discussing and using equipment, exploring and practicing the knowledge and skills of a paddler providing…
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British Canoeing Awarding Body announces the NEW Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Leader Course

The Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Leader Course is appropriate for people who want to lead others on journeys on grade 2(3) white water rivers. Throughout this course you will be assessed on your personal paddling skills, rescue skills, incident management and more. Over the past two years we have seen a growth in this…
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British Canoeing Awarding Body announces the NEW Advanced White Water Safety Course

The Advanced White Water Safety course is designed to support kayakers and canoeists on grade 3 and 4 white water rivers. The two day course will cover casualty management, moving around steep environments, dealing with stuck craft and paddlers, in complex environments. Following on from the Introduction to White Water Safety and the White Water…
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British Canoeing Awarding Body are pleased to announce the launch of the NEW Safeguarding Refresher eLearning

This new elearning is an additional option for learners and doesn’t replace the current Safeguarding Refresher: Social Media elearning: both refresher courses will be available for learners, along with the Introduction to Safeguarding elearning. If you have already completed the current Safeguarding Refresher: Social Media and now need to extend your Safeguarding, the Safeguarding Refresher: Positive Safeguarding…
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British Canoeing Awarding Body launches NEW White Water Safety Course

The White Water Safety course is designed to support paddlers to be independent participants on grade 2(3) white water rivers. This 2 day course is aimed at those paddling as peers and covers a range of topics that include emergency planning & procedures, chase boating, equipment rescues and scenarios and much more.This course is designed…
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British Canoeing Awarding Body announces NEW White Water Safety Course

The White Water Safety course is designed to support paddlers to be independent participants on grade 2(3) white water rivers. This 2 day course is aimed at those paddling as peers and covers a range of topics that include emergency planning & procedures, chase boating, equipment rescues and scenarios and much more. This course is…
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British Canoeing Awarding Body are pleased to announce the launch of the NEW Safer Recruitment eLearning

What is Safer Recruitment?  Safer Recruitment is a set of practices which are essential to ensure paid staff, contractors and volunteers are suitable to work with children and / or Adults at Risk.  Is this eLearning for me? This course is for any employer or deployer such as paddlesports clubs and organisations, who provide services…
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British Canoeing Awarding Body launches NEW Introduction to White Water Safety Course

The Introduction to White Water Safety course is designed to support paddlers to become effective group members on grade 2 water. This one day course is suitable for anyone starting out on their white water paddling journey, wanting to explore the role of an effective group member and learn simple strategies and safe skills that…
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British Canoeing is recruiting for the International Coaching and Leadership Working Group

British Canoeing Coaching and Qualifications Department is looking for volunteers across the globe to join a working group to discuss and share ideas with the Director of Coaching and Qualifications.  Applications are now open for anyone who feels they are able to commit and  contribute for a 4 year period. Please read the International Coaching…
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British Canoeing is recruiting for Various Discipline specific Technical Groups Members

British Canoeing Coaching and Qualifications Department is looking for specialists in several disciplines to help shape, advise and provide recommendations in the areas of qualifications, awards and safety. Applications are now open for anyone who feels they are able to commit and contribute for a 4 year period. We are currently recruiting for: Canoe  Freestyle…
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British Canoeing Awarding Body announces NEW Introduction to White Water Safety Course

The Introduction to White Water Safety course is designed to support paddlers to become effective group members on grade 2 water. This one day course is suitable for anyone starting out on their white water paddling journey, wanting to explore the role of an effective group member and learn simple strategies and safe skills that…
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British Canoeing Awarding Body is delighted to launch the NEW Tutoring in the Paddlesport Environment (TPE) eLearning.

This eLearning focuses on providing high quality tutoring in different settings, aligned to our educational philosophy. There are activities to explore including roles and responsibilities, individualisation in a group setting, and online tutoring. It’s full of great information to help both new and experienced tutors consider their current practice. The eLearning takes around two hours…
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British Canoeing Awarding Body launches the NEW Surf Kayak Safety and Rescue Course

The NEW Surf Kayak Safety and Rescue course aims to provide paddlers with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely in a moderate surf environment. The Surf Kayak Safety and Rescue course will replace the Advanced Surf Kayak Safety and Rescue programme and is a 6 and a half hour programme that…
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British Canoeing Awarding Body announces NEW Surf Kayak Safety and Rescue

The NEW Surf Kayak Safety and Rescue course aims to provide paddlers with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely in a moderate surf environment. The Surf Kayak Safety and Rescue course will replace the Advanced Surf Kayak Safety and Rescue programme and is a 6 and a half hour programme that…
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British Canoeing Awarding Body launches the NEW Inland Open Water Safety and Rescue Course

The NEW Inland Open Water Safety and Rescue course aims to provide paddlers with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely in a moderate inland open water environment. This 6 hour programme consists of 7 modules. All of the modules are interactive, practical sessions, discussing and using equipment, and exploring possible solutions…
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British Canoeing Awarding Body launches the NEW Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue Course

The NEW Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue course is now available and aims to provide paddlers with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely and be able to deal with common problems on the sea, in both sheltered and moderate conditions. Throughout the 7 hour course, paddlers will explore simple strategies and…
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British Canoeing Awarding Body announces NEW Inland Open Water Safety and Rescue

The NEW Inland Open Water Safety and Rescue course aims to provide paddlers with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely in a moderate inland open water environment. This 6 hour programme consists of 7 modules. All of the modules are interactive, practical sessions, discussing and using equipment, and exploring possible solutions…
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BCAB announces the NEW Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue Course

We are pleased to share that BCAB has today announced the NEW Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue course which aims to provide paddlers with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely and be able to deal with common problems on the sea, in both sheltered and moderate conditions. Throughout the 7 hour…
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NEW Manual Handling for Paddlesport eLearning

We are pleased to share the NEW BCAB Manual Handling for Paddlesport eLearning which covers different types of manual handling, how we can consider and manage risk and shows the steps we can take when manual handling to better protect our bodies. Throughout paddlesport, there are many occasions when we are lifting, carrying and moving…
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NEW Inclusive Language eLearning

We are pleased to share the NEW BCAB Inclusive Language eLearning, which covers the importance of using inclusive language and the impact it can have on those around you. This module provides an understanding of key terms, definitions and examples of inclusive language; supports learners on how to identify and tackle inappropriate or exclusive language…
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Become a Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor

The NEW SUP Instructor supports you to run SUP taster/starter sessions, games and short journeys for those new to paddleboarding. The two day course helps to prepare you for your first SUP instructing role, supporting you to deliver safe and enjoyable sessions in a very sheltered water environment, within the safety management systems of your…
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Improve your safety skills with NEW Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course

Improve your safety skills with NEW Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course Are you looking to develop your safety skills? Do you want to learn practical solutions if you get into difficulty? Do you want the tools to solve common paddling issues in a sheltered water environment? Then the NEW Paddlesport Safety and Rescue course is…
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Christmas Opening Hours

Paddles Up Training will be closed over the festive period. Our last working day will be the 22nd December and we will be back on 2nd January 2024. You will be able to access all of the supportive resources on the website. Any questions can be sent on the Contact Us page and we will…
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British Canoeing Awarding Body announces the NEW Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor

We are pleased to share that British Canoeing Awarding Body has today announced the NEW Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor award, which is designed for Instructors running SUP taster/starter sessions and short journeys in very sheltered water environments. The 2 day course helps to prepare candidates for their first SUP instructing role, ensuring they are ‘primed…
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BCAB announces a new Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course

We are pleased to share that in January 2023, British Canoeing Awarding Body will be replacing the Foundation Safety and Rescue Training with a Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course which aims to provide paddlers with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely and to be able to deal with common problems in…
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NEW SUP Safer course

If you’re looking to raise your awareness of paddling your SUP safely in a sheltered water environment, then the NEW SUP Safer course is for you! British Canoeing Awarding Body has today announced the NEW SUP Safer course, aimed at anyone new or relatively novice to Stand Up Paddleboarding, wanting to gain knowledge and raise…
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