Coaches and leaders, we salute you. Without your skill, passion and commitment, paddlesports in the UK simply would not be enjoyed by as many people – whether they’re happy weekend paddlers or the dedicated athletes proudly taking their positions on the winners’ pantheons at the Olympics and World Championships.
Just as you are dedicated to the needs of paddlers, we are dedicated to supporting you in every aspect of your coaching. Here you can learn more about the many ways British Canoeing supports you as coach – from coaching qualifications, to resources, to financial support.
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Coaching & Leadership News
Hear from Zoe, who talks us through her journey to become Advanced Sea Kayak Coach
Hear from Zoe, who booked her Advanced Coach and Performance Coach Assessments in the same month and now hopes to make a difference working with female and less confident paddlers.
Which qualification is right for me?
With a range of direct entry qualifications now available, clubs, centres and organisations may be wondering which qualification is right for the activities they run. This guidance will give you a clearer understanding of the options available to you and your paddlers looking to start or continue their journey on the qualification pathway.
Sea Kayaking in Patagonia
Hear from Jennifer, who's recently completed her Sea Kayak Award in Patagonia.
Hear from Liam, newly qualified Advanced WW OC1 Leader
Hear from Liam,who became an Advanced WW OC1 Leader after he relished the challenge of making moves with the OC1 which he found easy in kayak.