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"Very good course. Useful to get pdf which I could open on the smart phone. De-brief was useful and informative and I enjoyed time on the water. Chose Wild River as I’ve used before and happy with service."

"Paddled some great rivers to advance my leading and to consolidate my personal paddling. Was given adequate opportunity to show how well I could lead and paddle."

"Well organised and thought out. Experience of running course was clear.Good atmosphere, clear delivery. Not too much pressure"

"Professional, well organised and clear objectives. Good pre-course info. Plenty of opportunity to perform. Thanks."

"Genuinely feel a more confident leader, which even if I'd failed would have been a positive outcome. Tasks set were clear as to where they fit in the 4 Star syllabus."

 

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British Canoeing Pre-requisites


Performance Awards

2 Star Award Pre-requisites

Candidates must be able to swim 25 metres wearing a buoyancy aid and have experience of:

  • Paddling two different craft – surf kayak, closed cockpit kayak, open cockpit kayak, closed cockpit canoe, solo/tandem open canoe, racing boat, wave-ski, flat-hulled boat, v-shaped hull, slalom boat, polo boat, or sea kayak.
  • Paddling in two different locations – canal, river, loch/lake, or sea. Different parts of large bodies of water can be counted as two different locations.
  • Competing in two paddlesport competitions – club level event, slalom, polo, sprint, freestyle bell-boat etc. OR completing two journeys of approx. two hours duration.

Candidates who successfully complete the 2 Star Assessment will receive a Star Award Pass Slip from the provider.

Certification fee:

£6 for members
£7 for non-members

Useful Downloads

2 Star Syllabus

2 Star Training Notes

2 Star Assessment Notes

3 star open canoe pre-requisites

There are no prerequisites or age restrictions for these awards.

Although not prerequisites, these awards provide appropriate acknowledgement of personal skills for paddlers wanting to attend Coaching and Leadership qualifications. Achieving these awards ahead of the relevant qualification will enable you to focus on the course content, rather than being concerned with your personal skills.

Canoe Award: Paddlesport Leader, Paddlesport Instructor, Canoe Coach (Sheltered Water), or Canoe and Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water)
Progressive Canoe Award: Canoe Leader, Open Water Canoe Coach (Moderate Water) or White Water Canoe Coach (Moderate Water)
Advanced Canoe Award: Advanced Canoe Leader, Open Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water), White Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) or Performance Open Canoe Coach

Certification
Paddlers who successfully demonstrate the skills in the Course Content will be emailed an online certificate.

Useful Downloads

Canoe Award

White Water Award

Sea Kayak Award

Touring Award

3 Star Kayak Pre-requisites

There are no prerequisites or age restrictions for these awards.

Although not prerequisites, these awards provide appropriate acknowledgement of personal skills for paddlers wanting to attend Coaching and Leadership qualifications. Achieving these awards ahead of the relevant qualification will enable you to focus on the course content, rather than being concerned with your personal skills.

Canoe Award: Paddlesport Leader, Paddlesport Instructor, Canoe Coach (Sheltered Water), or Canoe and Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water)
Progressive Canoe Award: Canoe Leader, Open Water Canoe Coach (Moderate Water) or White Water Canoe Coach (Moderate Water)
Advanced Canoe Award: Advanced Canoe Leader, Open Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water), White Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) or Performance Open Canoe Coach

Certification
Paddlers who successfully demonstrate the skills in the Course Content will be emailed an online certificate.

Useful Downloads

Progressive Canoe Award

Progressive White Water Award

3 Star Sea Kayak Pre-requisites

There are no prerequisites or age restrictions for these awards.

Although not prerequisites, these awards provide appropriate acknowledgement of personal skills for paddlers wanting to attend Coaching and Leadership qualifications. Achieving these awards ahead of the relevant qualification will enable you to focus on the course content, rather than being concerned with your personal skills.

Canoe Award: Paddlesport Leader, Paddlesport Instructor, Canoe Coach (Sheltered Water), or Canoe & Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water)
Progressive Canoe Award: Canoe Leader, Open Water Canoe Coach (Moderate Water) or White Water Canoe Coach (Moderate Water)
Advanced Canoe Award: Advanced Canoe Leader, Open Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water), White Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) or Performance Open Canoe Coach

Certification
Paddlers who successfully demonstrate the skills in the Course Content will be emailed an online certificate.

Useful Downloads

Advanced Canoe Award

Advanced White Water Award

 

Courses for Leaders

4 Star Canoe Training Pre-requisites

Paddlers wishing to complete a Paddlesport Leader Assessment are required to register with their Home Nation before they are able to attend the assessment.

It is advisable to do this at least 2-weeks prior to the assessment date. At the point of registration, evidence of the following is required:

  • Valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing recognised 1-day First Aid award
  • Full Home Nation Association Membership
  • Registration Fee: £39
  • You must be aged 16 or over at the time of assessment. Note that you cannot be deemed responsible for leadership by law until you turn 18 years of age.

Useful Downloads

Paddlesport Leader Assessment Guidance

 

4 Star Canoe Training Pre-requisites

Canoe Leader Training Pre-requisites

Be able to paddle to the standard of either old British Canoeing 3 Star Canoe Award or ‘old’ 4 Star Canoe Leader Award.

Canoe Leader Assessment Pre-requisites

Paddlers wishing to complete a Canoe Leader Assessment are required to register before they are able to attend the course.

It is advisable to do this at least 2-weeks prior to the assessment date. At the point of registration the following prerequisites are required:

  • Relevant Leadership Training: Canoe Leader training within previous 3 years.
  • Relevant Safety Training: White Water Safety & Rescue training or (or Rescue 3 Whitewater Rescue Technician)
  • First Aid Award: Recognised 2-day First Aid within last 3 years
  • Registration Fee: £39 for British Canoeing Members
  • Age: 16 years of age, or older

Please note: Candidates need to ensure their safety and rescue skills are current and up-to-date before presenting for an assessment; it is strongly advised that their WWSR training is recent to ensure this is the case.

Paddlers who already meet these prerequisites are invited to register now using the Leader Registration (LR) Form.

White Water Kayak Leader Training Pre-requisites

Be able to paddle to the standard of either the old British Canoeing 3 Star White Water or ‘old’ 4 Star White Water Leader Award.

White Water Kayak Leader Assessment Pre-requisites

Paddlers wishing to complete a White Water Kayak Leader Assessment are required to register before they are able to attend the course.

It is advisable to do this at least 2-weeks prior to the assessment date. At the point of registration the following prerequisites are required:

  • Relevant Leadership Training: White Water Kayak Leader training within previous 3 years.
  • Relevant Safety Training: White Water Safety & Rescue training or (or Rescue 3 Whitewater Rescue Technician)
  • First Aid Award: Recognised 2-day First Aid within last 3 years
  • Registration Fee: £39 for British Canoeing members
  • Age: 16 years of age, or older

Please note: Candidates need to ensure their safety and rescue skills are current and up-to-date before presenting for an assessment; it is strongly advised that their WWSR training is recent to ensure this is the case.

Paddlers who already meet these prerequisites are invited to register now using the Leader Registration (LR) Form.

Advanced Canoe Leader Training Pre-requisites

British Canoeing Canoe Leader Award or ‘Old’ Level 3 Coach. Please bring proof of these to the training course.

Advanced Canoe Leader Assessment Pre-requisites

Paddlers wishing to complete an Advanced Canoe Leader Assessment are required to register before they are able to attend the course. It is advisable to do this at least 2-weeks prior to the assessment date.

At the point of registration the following prerequisites are required:

  • Relevant Leadership Training: Advanced Canoe Leader training within previous 3 years.
  • First Aid Award: Recognised 2-day First Aid within last 3 years
  • Registration Fee: £39 for British Canoeing Members
  • Age: 18 years of age, or older

Paddlers who already meet these prerequisites are invited to register now using the Leader Registration (LR) Form


Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Training Pre-requisites


British Canoeing White Water Leader Award or ‘Old’ Level 3 Coach. Please bring proof of these to the training course.

Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Assessment Pre-requisites

Paddlers wishing to complete an Advanced White Water Leader Assessment are required to register before they are able to attend the course. It is advisable to do this at least 2-weeks prior to the assessment date.

At the point of registration the following prerequisites are required:

  • Relevant Leadership Training: Advanced White Water Leader training within previous 3 years.
  • Relevant Safety Training: Advanced White Water Safety & Rescue
  • First Aid Award: Recognised 2-day First Aid within last 3 years
  • Registration Fee: £39 for British Canoeing Members
  • Age: 18 years of age, or older

Please note: Candidates need to ensure their safety and rescue skills are current and up-to-date before presenting for an assessment; it is strongly advised that their AdWWSR training is recent to ensure this is the case.

Paddlers who already meet these prerequisites are invited to register now using the Leader Registration (LR) Form.

 

Courses for Coaches

Paddlesport Instructor Pre-requisites

  • Full Home Nation Membership
  • Home Nation Registration
  • Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT)
  • Personal Paddling and Rescue Competence
  • Minimum age 14

Candidates wishing to pursue the Paddlesport Instructor award are required to register directly with British Canoeing or their respective Home Nation Association. Registration is different to booking a place on a course, which is done directly with the course provider.

Link to: Coach Registration (CR) Form

Registration costs £45.

If you have not previously completed Foundation Safety and Rescue Training we normally provide the opportunity to take this training before our Paddlesport Instructor courses.

Registration is valid for 12 months from the date of registration. It is recommended that candidates allow at least 1 week before their planned course for their registration to be processed and course materials sent out.

Core Coach Training

You need to have:

British Canoeing membership

In addition, we strongly recommend that students paddle their preferred craft at a good standard in sheltered water. See skills assessment on page 20 of the course guide.
Have a clear understanding of how boats move and can breakdown the manoeuvres in order to facilitate good coaching.
Have delivered a number of coaching sessions so they have an appreciation of group management and communication.

Canoe and/or Kayak Coach Training (Shetered Water)

You need to have:

Registration
Coaches register with their Home Nation Association at any point on their journey to assessment.
It is highly recommended that coaches register early to enable access to the eLearning Coach Award package which provides supportive material and signposting to development opportunities.

Coach Registration (CR) Form

Registration fee is £45.

Moderate Water Coach Training

You need to have:

  • British Canoeing membership
  • Completed the new core coach training OR Completed level 2 coach training
  • Relevant Moderate Water Leader Award (formerly 4 Star Leader Award)

Registration
Coaches register with their Home Nation Association at any point on their journey to assessment.
It is highly recommended that coaches register early to enable access to the eLearning Coach Award package which provides supportive material and signposting to development opportunities.

Coach Registration (CR) Form

Registration fee is £45.


Open Water Canoe Coach Training

You need to have:

  • British Canoeing membership
  • Completed the new core coach training OR Completed level 2 coach training
  • Moderate Water Canoe Leader Award (formerly 4 Star Leader Award)

Registration
Coaches register with their Home Nation Association at any point on their journey to assessment.
It is highly recommended that coaches register early to enable access to the eLearning Coach Award package which provides supportive material and signposting to development opportunities.

Coach Registration (CR) Form

Registration fee is £45.

 

Advanced Water Coach Training

You need to have:

  • British Canoeing membership
  • Completed the new core coach training OR Completed level 2 coach training
  • Relevant Advanced Water Leader Award (formerly 5 Star Leader Award)

Registration
Coaches register with their Home Nation Association at any point on their journey to assessment.
It is highly recommended that coaches register early to enable access to the eLearning Coach Award package which provides supportive material and signposting to development opportunities.

Coach Registration (CR) Form

Registration fee is £45.

Coach Award Assessment

There are three elements of essential training to support coaches working towards a Coach Award.
This includes:
1. Core Coach Training
2. Discipline Specific Training
3. Coach Award eLearning

Prior to your Coach Award Assessment you are required to have completed the following
assessment pre-requisites:

• Registration - Coach Registration (CR) Form
• Coach Award eLearning
• Coach Award Core Training (see notes below)*
• Coach Award Discipline Specific Training (see notes below)* *
• Relevant Leadership Award for Moderate and Advanced Coach Assessments

Evidence of minimum standards of deployment:
• In date First Aid Training (1 day for Sheltered Water and 2 day for Moderate and Advanced Water Options)
• Safeguarding Training (as required by your Home Nation Association)
• Full Home Nation Association Membership
• Aged 16 or over at the time of assessment (18 for Advanced Water Options)

Once all pre-requisites are in place you need Home Nation Association approval to proceed to
assessment. Further details are available from your Home Nation Association.

You MUST take the following paperwork to your assessment:
1. Completed Assessment Discussion Task (see Assessment Day Pack for details)
2. Logbook of experience (see Assessment Day Pack for details)
3. Evidence of your Home Nation Association approval for assessment

*Core Coach Training
Coaches who have completed any of the following training/assessment courses can choose to bypass the Core Coach Training if they feel confident with the content:

Level 2 (UKCC) Training OR Assessment
Moderate or Advanced Water Endorsement Training OR Assessment
Level 3 (UKCC) Core Training OR Assessment

**Canoe and Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water) Training
Coaches who have completed a 4-day Level 2 (UKCC) Training course can choose to bypass Sheltered Water Training if they feel confident with the content.

Open Water / White Water Canoe and White Water Kayak Coach Training
Coaches who have completed Moderate (or Advanced) Water Endorsement Training or BCU Level 3 Assessment (pre-UKCC) can choose to bypass the Coach Award Discipline Specific Training (in the same discipline) if they feel confident with the content.

Advanced Water Disciplines Coach Training
Coaches who have completed Advanced Water Endorsement Training can choose to bypass the Coach Award Discipline Specific Training (in the same discipline) if they feel confident with the content.

Coach Awards Course Guide

 

Safety and Rescue Training

Foundation Safety and Rescue Training Pre-requisites

There are no specific pre-requisites for this course although we would recommend a paddling ability around 2 Star to get the most from it. There is no age restriction.

White Water Safety and Rescue Training Pre-requisites

Candidates should be:

  • Confident in their ability to paddle on grade 2 water
  • Confident to swim in normal canoe clothing in the moving water environment
  • There is no age restriction.

A first aid certificate is not a pre-requisite; however the holding of a first aid certificate is strongly recommended for all paddlers.

Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue Training Pre-requisites

Candidates should be:

  • Confident in their ability to paddle on grade 3 and 4 water.
  • Be confident swimming in normal canoe clothing suitable for a moving water environment.
  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Have attended a British Canoeing WWSR course, ideally, in the last three years.

A first aid certificate is not a pre-requisite; however the holding of a first aid certificate is strongly
recommended for all paddlers.

 

 

 

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