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Registration is done through the membership portal of whichever National Association you are a member. For further information please see our Registration Guidance page.

Please note that Registration is a separate procedure for the Coach Award Assessment Check in. If you are about to attend a Coach Award Assessment then you will also need to complete a free-of-charge check in form on your membership portal that checks all of your prerequisites. It is also your confirmation to your provider that you have everything in place to go to assessment.

Click here to find out more about Check-in.

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All non-regulated course certificates (Leadership, Personal Development and Safety) can be downloaded from your British Canoeing (or other National Association) membership portal.

All you need to do is find the award in your qualifications or credentials section, double click on it and a download button should appear which allows you to download a copy.

If you wish to have a duplicate regulated qualification certificate (Coaching Courses) then these must be requested through British Canoeing Awarding Body here.

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If you are wanting to make a start in paddlesport coaching or leading but aren’t sure where to start please use our Career Start tool to help steer you in the right direction. This can be found here.

Or alternatively, if you are just wanting to take awards to help hone your personal skills then you may wish to look at our Personal Performance Awards or our Safety awards.

Our develop skills section here can help you choose the most suitable course.

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The First Aid course you need depends on what conditions you are wanting to coach or lead or take a coaching or leadership award in.

If you are booking a First Aid course for an assessment please make sure you check what length of first aid course is required before booking one, this can be found on the course page on our website or in the course documents.

For example, if you are planning on taking a Moderate Water Leader Award Assessment this requires you to have at least a 2-day First Aid course on your record.

If you are planning to take a Sheltered Water Coach Award then you would only need a 1 day First Aid course as you will be working in more sheltered conditions.

For further information on choosing a first aid course please see our page on selecting a First Aid course here.

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