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Course Providers

British Canoeing Qualifications and Awards are delivered across the country by Course Providers. This section gives Course Providers information about course authorisation, maintaining Provider roles, as well and Orientation and Moderation opportunities. 

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Running a Course

For full details of how to become a British Canoeing Provider, please see the Awarding Body website for the ‘How to become a Provider’ document. 

Course Authorisation

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 must also be followed.

British Canoeing Course Providers should complete the Course Authorisation Request form ahead of running any qualifications or award, except for 1-3 Star, the Guide Modules and the SUP Discipline Support Module. If Course Providers wish to have their courses advertised, they should request course authorisation. 

Course Schedules

After the course, a Course Schedule must be returned within seven days of the course with the relevant fees. 

Click here to view the course schedules and Pass Slips. 

Note: This page is for British Canoeing Course Providers. If your membership is with Canoe Wales, Scottish Canoe Association or the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland. please see your Home Nation website for the relevant documents and course authorisation request procedures.

Documents

All relevant Qualification and Awards documents can be found on British Canoeing Awarding Body website.

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Orientation & Moderation Events

British Canoeing has expanded its offering of modules and courses, as well as orientation/moderation events and coach updates, to support coaches in their own personal development and individual learning journey.  The programme aims to support and supplement current training and assessments and provide wider opportunities for coaches to access modules and moderation.  

Although the Coach and Provider Development Programme is centrally administered and coordinated, the programme offered is based at a range of venues throughout England providing access to courses, modules and moderations on prescribed dates and across all the venues, supporting coaches at all levels.

Please click here to view the Provider Calendar. 

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Provider Requirements

All Providers must meet the Coach Update Scheme requirements to reflect current best practice in coaching paddlesport.

Please see the following information about remaining current for specific Provider roles.

Remaining current as a Paddlesport Leader Provider

A Paddlesport Leader Provider is expected to;

  • Remain active coaching
  • Remain up-to-date with current best practice in all aspects of the syllabus
  • Demonstrate personal paddling competence in the relevant disciplines and environments
  • Deliver a minimum of one Paddlesport Leader assessment course in each 3-year cycle

The Home Nations may also run compulsory or voluntary moderation or training to support providers, as they see fit.

Remaining current as a Moderate Water Leader Provider

A Moderate Water Leader Provider is expected to;

  • Remain active coaching in the relevant discipline/environment
  • Remain up-to-date with current best practice in all aspects of the relevant syllabus
  • Be able to demonstrate personal paddling competence in the relevant discipline/environment
  • Work a minimum of 1 training and 1 assessment course in each 3-year cycle (in the relevant discipline). Providers who do not meet the minimum requirements can put a case forward to keep their role if active (coaching and leading) in the specific environment, or active running relevant Moderate Water Leader Awards in other disciplines. These will be considered on a case by-case basis.

Remaining current as an Advanced Water Leader Provider

A Advanced Water Leader Provider is expected to;

  • Remain active coaching in the relevant discipline/environment
  • Remain up-to-date with current best practice in all aspects of the relevant Advanced Water Leader syllabus
  • Be able to demonstrate personal paddling competence in the relevant discipline/environment
  • Work a minimum of 1 training and 1 assessment course in each 3-year cycle (in the relevant discipline). Providers who do not meet the minimum requirements can put a case forward to keep their role if active (coaching and leading) in the specific environment, or active running relevant Advanced Water Leader Awards in other disciplines. These will be considered on a case by-case basis.

Remaining current as a Foundation Safety & Rescue Provider

FSRT Moderation events are aimed at existing FSRT Providers and serve as a standardisation exercise to ensure that providers are interpreting the syllabus the way it is intended and is an opportunity for people to share practice. Providers are required to attend FSRT Moderation every three years.

Providers who have been unable to attend a moderation event in the last three years will have their British Canoeing FSRT Provider role withdrawn, pending attendance at a re-orientation event.

Remaining current as a White Water Safety & Rescue Provider

Providers must meet one of the following moderation requirements every three years:

  • Attend a one day update training event delivered by a Home Nation Trainer.
  • Deliver a WWSR course alongside a Home Nation Trainer.

WWSR Providers are required to deliver at least one course every three years. Providers who have been unable to maintain their currency can assist as a suitably experienced assistant on a course to reinstate their Provider status, ensuring their name appears on the course schedule. Providers who fail to do either of the above within four years will be considered as lapsed and must re‐attend a two day re‐orientation course or other action plan as deemed necessary by your Home Nation.

Remaining current as an Advanced White Water Safety & Rescue Provider

Advanced White Water Safety & Rescue Providers are expected to:

  • Deliver a minimum of three courses in a three year period. (Delivery can be as Course Director, second staff or as an Observer).
  • Attend a one‐day training event delivered by an AWWSR Trainer every three years.

Providers whose currency has expired have two years to complete the above requirements, after this they will be considered lapsed. (Remaining current as an AWWSR provider also maintains the provider’s currency to deliver WWSR courses).