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British Canoeing International

British Canoeing Qualifications and Awards are held in high regard within the worldwide paddlesport community and British Canoeing want to support coaches delivering courses internationally. 

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Find a Course Provider

If you're looking for an International Coach or someone to run some courses, click the icons below to show contact details and courses each coach can run.



If you are a British Canoeing International Provider and want to be displayed on the map, please contact British Canoeing International

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Becoming a Provider

The following processes are to provide clarity for non-UK resident coaches wanting to become providers of British Canoeing qualifications and awards. 

Please see the 'How to Become a Provider' document on the Awarding Body website. The document details the minimum requirements to become an aspirant Provider for each qualification or award, as well as the Logbook process, where relevant. 

International Coaches Becoming Providers

Any non-UK resident coach wishing to become a British Canoeing Provider needs to be a member of British Canoeing or the Home Nations. 

Request a Provider Logbook: Any non-UK resident coaches wishing to work towards becoming a British Canoeing Provider must hold the appropriate prerequisites and then request a Provider Logbook from British Canoeing International.  

Aspirant Providers should then work through the process detailed in the Logbook.

British Canoeing Final Observation for Provider Status: Once all actions have been completed and an appropriate number of courses delivered, aspirant providers must send their completed logbook into British Canoeing International. An appropriate final observation can then be allocated by British Canoeing. 

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Non-UK Resident Providers

The following processes are to provide clarity for non-UK resident providers operating internationally. 

Non-UK resident providers must have British Canoeing or Home Nation membership and meet the Coach Update Scheme requirements to reflect current best practice in coaching paddlesport. Any moderation/minimum delivery requirements are the same as any UK resident coach. 

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British Canoeing International Authorisation: All British Canoeing qualification and awards being run internationally by a non-UK resident provider must have been authorised by British Canoeing using the Membership Portal except 1-3 Star, the Guide Modules and the SUP Discipline Support Module.

Please view our guidance of how to submit new course requests.

British Canoeing International Training or Assessment: Delivery of British Canoeing qualifications and awards must be in line with the British Canoeing Terms of Reference and associated training and assessment notes. 

British Canoeing International End of Course Administration: There are two ways to submit your candidate results -

  1. Logging onto your Membership Portal, submitting your candidate results and paying online. Please see the ‘Digital Course Submissions’ tab for guidance videos and documents on how to submit course results.
  2. Submitting a Course ScheduleClick here to view the course schedules and Pass Slips. 

Please return to coaching@britishcanoeing.org.uk or British Canoeing, National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU. 

UK Resident Providers

The following processes are to provide clarity for UK resident providers operating internationally. 

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International Authorisation: 

All British Canoeing qualification and awards being run internationally for UK residents should follow their Home Nation course authorisation request procedure. 

All British Canoeing qualification and awards being run internationally for non-UK residents must have been authorised by British Canoeing using the Course Authorisation Request Form - British Canoeing International, except 1-3 Star, the Guide Modules and the SUP Discipline Support Module.

British Canoeing International Training or Assessment: Delivery of British Canoeing qualifications and awards must be in line with the British Canoeing Terms of Reference and associated training and assessment notes. 

End of Course Administration: All relevant paperwork and payment must be returned to the authorising delivery centre within 7 working days to be processed. Certificates will be processed within 5 working days. 

Please return British Canoeing International courses to coaching@britishcanoeing.org.uk or British Canoeing, National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU. 

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International Prices & Documents

British Canoeing fees differ for UK residents and and international residents.  While British Canoeing is keen to see the continued development of paddlesport worldwide and support members working overseas, it must be recognised that British Canoeing and the Home Nation Associations are financially supported by the various UK Sports Councils and commercial companies alike. It would be inappropriate to use that funding to subsidise other paddlers outside of the UK. In addition, there are additional costs associated with posting registration and certification materials to overseas addresses.

Current Fees

Overseas Resident BC Member BC Non-Member Provider Administration Fee
Coach Registration - Paddlesport Instructor, Coach Award, Performance Coach £70.00 per qualification Not applicable £20 per person per course
Leadership Registration £50.00 per qualification Not applicable £10 per person per course
Safety & Navigation Training (excluding FSRT) £7.00 £20.00 £10 per person per course
Safety Training - FSRT £7.00 £20.00 No fee
1 Star and 2 Star £8.00 £9.00 No fee
3 Star £14.00 £30.00 No fee
Foundation & Intermediate Modules £7.00 £20.00 £10 per person per course
Coach Registration - Discipline Support Modules (excluding SUP) £20.00 Not applicable £10 per person per course
Discipline Support Module – Stand Up Paddleboard £20.00 £27.50 £10 per person per course

International Documents

International 1 and 2 Star Pass Slips

Click here to view the 3 Star course schedules. 

International CR and LR Form