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Choosing a Mentor

Choosing a Mentor is an important decision, whilst working towards a Performance Coach Qualification your mentor will be your guide, critical friend as well as many other roles. What is a Mentor? Your Mentor plays a key role in your development to becoming a Performance Coach. They will be a critical friend, providing support and…
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Choosing a Coach Developer

Choosing a Coach Developer is an important decision, whilst this article is aimed at learners working towards a Performance Coach Qualification the advice is applicable to us all What is a Coach Developer? Coach Developers can have a variety of roles and support your development in many ways. Observing your practice, giving feedback, stimulating discussion…
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Accreditation of Prior Learning

An application for Accreditation of Prior Learning can: Consider other nationally and internationally recognised professional awards. Recognise training and assessment schemes other than British Canoeing Awarding Body’s Allowing you to access your development pathway at the most appropriate point to you. You can submit an application using your membership portal and we recommend you read…
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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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From Paddle Explore to Paddlesport Instructor

Fiona talks us through her journey from Paddle Explore to becoming a Paddlesport Instructor. I was fortunate enough to have completed the Paddle Explore Award as part of my work, and I had been grabbing every opportunity to spend time on the water.  When my twin boys started at Cowes Sea Cadets, I volunteered to be…
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Start your journey towards Performance Coach

The Performance Coach learning journey is fluid and personalised to every coach who undertakes the programme. This is an ideal programme for intrinsically driven, experienced coaches, who want to get better at coaching the paddlers they work with. During this period of social distancing, there are elements of the journey that you can start from…
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Choosing The Right First Aid Training For Your Team

Choosing the right First Aid training for your team can be quite daunting, especially as it is no longer a necessity for first aid training to be approved by the Health & Safety Executive. This gives businesses, organisations and clubs more freedom to choose a first aid course that is more reflective of your needs.…
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Equal Opportunities

Paddles Up Training is fully committed to Equal Opportunities  and Fairness in Assessment. We are aim to ensure access to, and fairness in, assessment for all candidates regardless of their: Race Ethnic or national origin Gender Sexual orientation Disability Age Marital status Social class Political Religious beliefs Affiliations or other personal or professional characteristics PRINCIPLES…
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Complaints Procedure

Paddles Up Training Complaints Procedure Our goal is to give excellent service to all of our paddlers but we recognise that occasionally things do go wrong. We take all complaints we receive seriously, and aim to resolve any problems promptly. To ensure that we provide the kind of service you should expect of us; We welcome…
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Exploring at Tittesworth Water Sports and Activity Centre

Hear from Paul, who has been delivering the Paddle Explore Award at Tittesworth Water Sports Centre. Running the NEW Explore Award has been an exciting challenge, particularly when there are a variety of craft types. At first, it was a challenge when performing a session from one craft to three other types of craft which…
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5 ways to develop your skills from home

Aimed at Instructors, Coaches, Leaders and Guides, our suggestions will enable you to gather knowledge and grow your skills from the comfort of your sofa. Delve into the digital library This FREE online tool includes loads of resources to support your learning and development across the disciplines. Ranging from videos, audio books, blogs, presentations, academic…
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Assessing Qualification: Sceptical about starting yours?

Hear from Trace King, who was sceptical about completing his Assessing Qualification. He has now gone on to successfully complete a Level 3 in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (RQF). If you’re a new British Canoeing Awarding Body Provider or have been put off from applying due to the Tutor/Assessor qualification requirement for some roles, you…
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Choosing Appropriate CPD

Choosing Appropriate CPD  As an Instructor, Coach, Leader or Guide you will recognise the importance of keeping up to date. This can involve maintaining or updating your knowledge and skills to reflect current best practice in paddlesport. It can also involve ensuring you have the personal skills and fitness levels to be able to coach,…
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Explore the FREE British Canoeing Awarding Body eLearning

Now is a great opportunity to take the time and explore the range of FREE eLearning that British Canoeing Awarding Body offers. There are a range of packages suitable for paddlers, parents, instructors, coaches and leaders. Check out our top picks! Each count as 5 CPD points. Buoyage This fun activity gives you lots of information about…
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Exploring with Ribble Canoe Club

Ribble Canoe Club have embedded the Personal Performance Awards into their club structure for new and existing paddlers. Watch this short video to find out how your club can include the awards in your sessions. Alternatively, check out the downloads below to hear from Stuart and Wendy who completed the Paddle Explore Award. Start your…
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Keeping up to date

Keeping up to date is vital. British Canoeing Awarding Body and Paddles Up considers it best practice for Instructors, Coaches, Leaders and Guides. By undertaking regular development you ensure you’re giving your paddlers the best support. Paddles Up Training Courses are a great way to develop; Firstly our courses are recognised by British Canoeing Awarding…
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Guide Endorsement

Become an Endorsed Guide

Why become an Endorsed Guide? Guide Endorsement is aimed at  leaders, who are involved in guiding activity, particularly those working within Adventure Tourism and Commercially. Your endorsement  supports and recognises your experience and that you have developed the  skills required to fulfil a guiding role. Looking for an Endorsed Guide? Then open the finder right…
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Using Webinars for Training

Using Webinars for Training Using webinars for training offers organisations, presenters and learners/delegates alike some great opportunities for sharing information. It can offer solutions that are both more efficient and environmentally friendly. Without travel it becomes possible to meet with people from all over your organisation without incurring large travel and time costs. With careful…
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Appeals Procedure

Appeals Procedure Paddles Up Training   Appeals Procedure is in place for candidates who wish to  appeal against assessment decisions relating to Coaching, Leadership, and Personal Performance Qualifications and Awards. These procedures do not cover the wider issues of dispute resolution, disciplinary action, doping, or child protection matters; further details of other such policies and procedures…
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