Guidance for Deployers

Safety and Navigation Awards Equivalencies

BRITISH CANOEING AWARDING BODY SAFETY AND NAVIGATION AWARDS EQUIVALENCY There are a number of safety training awards available internationally that British Canoeing Awarding Body automatically recognises as equivalent for leadership and coaching course registration and assessment checkin without the need to formally apply for APL. You will need to provide a copy of your certificate…
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British Canoeing Awarding Body Course Staffing Ratios

British Canoeing Awarding Body Course Staffing Ratios Tutors, Assessors and Providers must obtain permission in advance from Paddles Up Training if they wish to work outside these ratios. Leadership BCAB Course Staff Requirement Learners Ratios Bell Boat Helm BBH Assessor minimum 1 – maximum 6 Paddlesport Leader Training Paddlesport Leader Provider minimum 1 – maximum…
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Polices for course candidates, providers, tutors, assessors. Accredited Prior Learning Appeals Procedure Candidate Registration Guidance Certification Guidance Complaints Procedure Conflict of Interest Policy Course Authorisation, Advertising and Results Submission Course Authorisation Terms and Conditions  Course Ratio/ Staffing Guidance Data Collection Guide Data Retention Chart Delivery Centre Fees Equality and Diversity Policy First Aid Provider Guidance…
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Paddlesport Leader Award

Which qualification is right for me?

With the launch of a range of direct entry awards, clubs, centres and organisations may be wondering which qualification is right for the activities they run. This guidance will give you an overview of the options available to your paddlers wanting to start their journey on the qualification pathway. The Career Start or Develop Skills…
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Paddlesport Instructors Upskilling in a Different Craft

Supporting your Paddlesport Instructors Upskilling in a Different Craft. The Paddlesport Instructor is aimed at those running starter and taster sessions and short journeys, within the safety management systems of clubs/centres or other organisations.  Paddlesport Instructors are qualified in one stable craft, either Canoe, Kayak, Sit-on-Top or Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP).  Paddlesport Instructors and deployers, (clubs and centres), could use…
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The New Paddlesport Touring Leader

At Paddles Up Training we are really excited about the launch of British Canoeing Awarding Body’s NEW Leadership Awards! But the Paddlesport Touring Leader has really caught our eye, lets explore why! Why Is The New Paddlesport Touring Leader A Game Changer? It’s all about deployability for me! Darryll Shaw – Paddles Up Training Delivery…
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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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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 Awarding Body Qualifications and Awards to support their development. British Canoeing Awarding Body recognise and are proud that their qualifications and awards are renowned worldwide and have an outstanding reputation.…
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What Qualification do my team need

What Qualification Does My Team Need?

Choosing the right qualification and/or training for your team can be quite daunting. If your looking for help as an individual try here:  Career Start or Develop Skills  Introduction Considering the right training for your team is really important, especially when you consider the type of activity you undertake and where it takes place. It…
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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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