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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."

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"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

3 star open canoe pre-requisites

There are no prerequisites or age restrictions for these awards.

Although not pre-requisites, 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.

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Canoe Award

White Water Award

Sea Kayak Award

Touring Award

SUP Sheltered Water Award

3 Star Kayak Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites 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.

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Progressive Canoe Award

Progressive White Water Award

SUP White Water Award

3 Star Sea Kayak Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites 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.

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Advanced Canoe Award

Advanced White Water Award

 

Courses for Leaders

Paddlesport Leader Award Pre-requisites

There are no formal pre-requisites for leader training but candidates should have a level of personal skill relevant to the environment.

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:

  • Full Home Nation Association Membership
  • Valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing recognised 1-day First Aid award
  • Valid (within 3 years) Safeguarding Training recognised by British Canoeing

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Paddlesport Leader Assessment Guidance

Paddlesport Leader Skills Checklist

 

There are no formal pre-requisites for leader training but candidates should have a level of personal skill relevant to the environment.

Paddlers wishing to complete a Canoe Open Water Leader Assessment are required to register with British Canoeing 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:

There are no formal pre-requisites for leader training but candidates should have a level of personal skill relevant to the environment.

Paddlers wishing to complete a Canoe White Water Leader Assessment are required to register with British Canoeing 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:

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.

There are no formal prerequisites for leader training but candidates should have a level of personal skill relevant to the environment.

Paddlers wishing to complete a White Water Leader Assessment are required to register with British Canoeing 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 pre-requisites are required:

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.

 

There are no formal prerequisites for leader training but candidates should have a level of personal skill relevant to the environment.

Paddlers wishing to complete a Paddlesport Touring Leader Assessment are required to register with British Canoeing 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 pre-requisites are required:

  • Full National Association Membership
  • Valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing recognised 2 day First Aid Award
  • Valid (within 3 years) Safeguarding Training recognised by British Canoeing

 

There are no formal prerequisites for leader training but candidates should have a level of personal skill relevant to the environment.

Paddlers wishing to complete a Sea Kayak Leader Assessment are required to register with British Canoeing 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 pre-requisites are required:

  • Full National Association Membership
  • Valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing recognised 2 day First Aid Award
  • Valid (within 3 years) Safeguarding Training recognised by British Canoeing
  • Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning

 

There are no formal prerequisites for leader training but candidates should have a level of personal skill relevant to the environment.

Paddlers wishing to complete an Advanced Canoe Open 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:

  • Full National Association Membership
  • Valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing recognised 2 day First Aid Award
  • Valid (within 3 years) Safeguarding Training recognised by British Canoeing


There are no formal prerequisites for leader training but candidates should have a level of personal skill relevant to the environment.

Paddlers wishing to complete an Advanced Canoe 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:

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.

 

There are no formal prerequisites for leader training but candidates should have a level of personal skill relevant to the environment.

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:

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 AWWSR training is recent to ensure this is the case.

 

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. This can be done via your on-line membership portal. Registration is different to booking a place on a course, which is done directly with the course provider.

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 via your on-line membership portal.
• 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)

Prior to assessment you must ensure that all the pre-requisites are in place by checking-in with British Canoeing. Assessment check-in can be completed using your member portal. You should do this at least a few days before the assessment. If you have any problems please call your National Association direct.

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 check-in 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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