Course Candidate Guidance

Choosing Your Leash!

To a Stand Up Paddle-boarder, choosing your 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 leash for the environment and conditions you are paddling in is essential. Failure to do so…
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Working with Paddlers Worldwide

At Paddles Up Training we are really proud to be working with paddlers worldwide. We have seen a growth in international paddlers using British Canoeing Qualifications and Awards to support their development. British Canoeing recognise and are proud that their qualifications and awards are renowned worldwide and have an outstanding reputation. We feel the British…
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Coach Award Check In

We aim to give you piece of mind through our Coach Award Check In Service. Our Coach Award Check In Service is free and ensures that you have all of your pre requisites for your Coach Award Assessment in place. ASSESSMENT CHECKIN The purpose of Coach Award Check In is to confirm you holds all…
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Registration Guidance

Registration Guidance Anyone wishing to pursue a Coaching or Leadership Qualification is required to centrally register with their appropriate National Association. These are British Canoeing, Scottish Canoe Association, Canoe Wales, or Canoe Association of Northern Ireland. Our handy how to video guides you through the process! Registration is separate from booking a place on a…
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Choose the right safeguarding qualification

At Paddles Up Training, we want to ensure you choose the right safeguarding qualification. British Canoeing, Canoe Association of Northern Ireland, Canoe wales and the Scottish Canoe Association are committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. Therefore we want to help you understand your responsibility to safeguard children and adults at risk from harm…
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How to choose the right First Aid qualification

Knowing how to choose the right First Aid qualification can be daunting, Above all we want to support you to make the right choice. Therefore we want to help you understand your responsibility to keep your first aid skills current and in line with the type of paddling/ coaching or leading you do. Therefore considering…
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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’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 the APL…
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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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Enquires and Appeals Procedure

Enquires and Appeals Procedure Paddles Up Training  Enquires and Appeals Procedure is in place for candidates who wish to enquire about, or 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…
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