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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.

British Canoeing International Coaching & Leadership Working Group

British Canoeing is looking at ways to help support and develop the International Paddlesport community in both coaching and leadership. We are looking for volunteers across the globe to join a working group to discuss and share ideas with the Head of Coaching and Qualifications. 

 Applications are now open for anyone in the International community who feels they are able to commit and contribute. Applications are in the form of a letter and should demonstrate knowledge, experience and ideas.  

 Applications will close at 6pm on the 1st July 2019 with a review of all applications and appointments made shortly afterwards. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

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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. 

British Canoeing International Training Opportunities

British Canoeing International is pleased to share the following events to support International Providers. 

To ensure that providers and aspirant providers continue to deliver the high quality standard of British Canoeing qualifications and awards, as well as support the delivery of new awards and initiatives, British Canoeing will be running annual events to support International Providers. These events will ensure that International Providers and aspirant providers can update, discuss current thinking, engage with British Canoeing strategy, as well as attend orientations to deliver other qualifications and moderation's.

British Canoeing International would like to highlight the following 3 events -

Angelsey, North Wales – 2nd & 3rd May 2019

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The following events will take place ahead of the 2019 Anglesey Sea Kayak Symposium on the 2nd & 3rd May 2019. Follow the links to book online. 

Midcoast Sea Kayak Rendezvous, North America - 21st - 24th October 2019

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The following events will take place ahead of the 2019 Midcoast Sea Kayak Rendezvous between the 21st and 24th October 2019. Follow the links to book online. 

 Midlands, United Kingdom – 23rd / 24th November 2019

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  • 2019 UK Coaching & Leadership Conference
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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 the NEW Personal Performance Awards, 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 [email protected] 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 the Personal Performance Awards, 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 [email protected] 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
Paddle Start FREE FREE No fee
Paddle Discover £6.00 £6.00 No fee
Paddle Explore £6.00 £8.00 No fee
Discipline Specific Awards £10.00 £20.00 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

Submitting a CR or LR Form

Please view the Registration Guidance to submit a CR or LR Form ahead of your Coaching or Leadership course.