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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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Jan, our new Performance Racing Coach, on the bank coaching four racing paddlers who are on the water.

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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Open Canoe paddler on a still piece of water

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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Open Water Canoe Performance Coach Advanced Water

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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