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Support and Recognition

One of our key roles is helping paddlesport coaches become even more effective. For you, this means having access to a wide range of support services dedicated to the needs of coaches. Here you’ll find information on the support British Canoeing offers to help you be even more effective in your role.

Funding and Bursaries

Funding can be a great help in enabling you to attend coach education or development courses. Here we highlight some of the opportunities available to you from both within the sport and through external funding sources.

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Coach Update Scheme

As a coach, you’ll recognise you need to continually maintain your skills to reflect current best practice in coaching paddlesport. Our Coach Update Scheme recognises those coaches who meet the criteria required for keeping up to date.

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Coaching Matters Events

To support your development as a coach, British Canoeing offers a programme of Coaching Matters events. Organised alongside the Regional Development Teams and run by Coaching Representatives, these provide development opportunities locally.

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English Coaching Network

Coaching in England is split into regions to ensure coaches are represented and supported across the country. Each region is headed up by a Regional Coaching Representative (RCR). Regions are further split into areas, which are represented by Area Coaching Representatives (ACRs). RCRs and ACRs play a vital role in supporting coaches throughout the regions and are the primary source of information to find out what is happening coaching-wise in your area.

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Coaching Representatives

Our Coaching Representatives support paddlesport coaches locally. They provide a network of volunteers who offer a first point of contact for clubs and coaches on coaching-related matters.

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Coach Conference

NEW for 2018, British Canoeing are excited to announce that the Coaching and Leadership Conference will take place on the 17th & 18th February 2018 at the excellent facilities offered by Eastwood Hall, Nottinghamshire.

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Accredited Prior Learning

British Canoeing recognises that many aspirant coaches, leaders and providers and those wishing to transfer from other award systems or other countries may bring relevant experiences and qualifications to their role from other sports, countries and learning opportunities, and offers an Accredited Prior Learning (APL) service.

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