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Become a Course Provider

The following section outlines information for those wishing to become Course Providers and the roles that British Canoeing are currently recruiting for. 

It is acknowledged that individuals working towards becoming a Provider have different levels of experience, knowledge and skills. It is recommended that a development plan is considered to gain experience, working with different Providers and in different environments prior to submitting an application. For anyone new to providing British Canoeing awards, it may be useful to construct a development plan with a more experienced Provider. 

The following document provides guidance for those wishing to become Safety, Leadership or Module Providers: Safety Leadership And Support Module Development Pathway  

Please visit the British Canoeing Awarding Body website for the relevant Course Documents.

Please note, the following information is for British Canoeing (English) members. Please visit your National Association website to find out about upcoming Orientations and application information.  

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Become a Stand Up Paddleboard Coach Award Tutor or Assessor

As we prepare for the launch of the NEW SUP Coach Award course, we need to recruit Tutors and assessors to support our delivery aspirations. We welcome applications from women and minority groups who are currently under-represented in our wider Coach Award Tutor and Assessor team.

Please read the following documents ahead of submitting your application. The Coach Award documents can be found on the Awarding Body website here

Application Process/Timeline 

British Canoeing members should use the above forms. If you are from another National Association, please click here to view the relevant application forms. 

  • Applications open 4th April 2019

We will process applications as they are submitted, it is essential that you discuss your application with and seek the permission of your references before submission.

  • Application deadline 7th May 2019 (12:00 (noon))
  • Application decisions by 28th May 2019

Application decisions will be sent via email (unless agreed otherwise). If successful your offer will be conditional, based on attending an orientation successfully and completing any agreed action plan within an agreed timescale.

If successful, applicants are required to book on to an orientation event within 12 months (28th May 2020), failure to book on to an orientation may require a new application to be submitted. Planned Orientation for 2019 is the 30th & 31st July based in Nottingham (cost £200 for existing Coach Award Tutors £250 for new Providers (accommodation not included)).

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Become a Paddlesport Leader Provider

Coaches wishing to become a Paddlesport Leader Provider should read the documents below and submit an application form before the application deadline.

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Application Process/Timeline

  • Applications open 4th April 2019

We will process applications as they are submitted, it is essential that you discuss your application with and seek the permission of your references before submission.

  • Application deadline 7th May 2019 (12:00 (noon))
  • Application decisions by 28th May 2019

Application decisions will be sent via email (unless agreed otherwise). If successful your offer will be conditional, based on attending an orientation successfully and completing any agreed action plan within an agreed timescale.

If successful, applicants are required to book on to an orientation event within 12 months (28th May 2020), failure to book on to an orientation may require a new application to be submitted. Planned Orientation for 2019 is the 13th and 14th July based in North Wales (cost £250 (accommodation not included)). 

Become a Guide Module Provider

The British Canoeing Guide Provider role is to support the development of the Guide Scheme, the delivery of specific modules, act as a review panel and enable supportive mentoring for aspirant guides entering the scheme. 

If you are interested in becoming a Guide Module Provider, please read the documents below and submit an application form before the application deadline.

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Becoming a Guide Module Provider - Support Document

Guide Module Provider - Application Instructions 

Application Process/Timeline

  • Applications open 4th April 2019

We will process applications as they are submitted, it is essential that you discuss your application with and seek the permission of your references before submission.

  • Application deadline 7th May 2019 (12:00 (noon))
  • Application decisions by 28th May 2019

Application decisions will be sent via email (unless agreed otherwise) If successful your offer will be conditional, based on attending an orientation successfully and completing any agreed action plan within an agreed timescale.

If successful, applicants are required to book on to an orientation event within 12 months (28th May 2020), failure to book on to an orientation may require a new application to be submitted. Planned Orientation for 2019 is the 20th June 2pm – 4pm (Webinar). The cost of the orientation is £50 and includes 3 years registration as a guide.

Become a Moderate Water Leader Provider

The role of a Leader provider is rewarding, demanding and critical to the development of the sport; you play a key role in the development of independent paddlers, Instructors, leaders and coaches. 

if you are interested in becoming a Moderate Water Leader Provider, please read the following documents -

Applications to become a Sea, Surf, Canoe, White Water Kayak or White Water OC1 Leader provider are accepted year-round, you can apply by booking on to an orientation course through our event booking system. The application form is part of the booking process.


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Personal Development Provider Roles

Applications for Module Tutors have now closed. 

The next recruitment phase for Module Tutors will be in Autumn 2019. Please check back for further details.

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Become an FSRT Provider

The British Canoeing FSRT Provider role is to support the development of the paddlers, helping to raise safety awareness across our community.

If you are interested in becoming a FSRT Provider, please read the documents below. 

Applications to become a FSRT providers are accepted year-round, you can apply by booking on to an orientation course through our event booking system. The application form is part of the booking process.

Become a WWSR Provider

The British Canoeing WWSR Provider role is to support the development of the paddlers, helping to raise safety awareness across our community. Being an WWSR Provider is demanding, but also very rewarding as you will be directly supporting and mentoring paddlers, coaches and leaders who go on to safely introduce thousands of people to our sport and the diverse environments.

Applications to become an WWSR providers are accepted year-round, you can apply by booking on to an orientation course through our event booking system. The application form is part of the booking process.