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Membership and Coaching

If you are involved in coaching, then becoming a member of British Canoeing will give you the necessary insurance to protect you when giving advice and instruction. Read on to learn more.


British Canoeing provides a comprehensive coaching qualification scheme and coach education programme. 

This is designed to ensure that coaches and participants are fully and properly prepared to take part in the sport.

It also ensures coaches are qualified to instruct participants in all aspects of technique, safety and understanding.

Benefits of British Canoeing Membership

If you are an England-based coach with a coaching qualification, membership of British Canoeing includes the additional insurance you to operate as a coach.

The cover not only includes the main membership insurance but also includes the professional advice you provide whilst coaching, provided that the activity falls with the remit of your approved training or qualifications.

For more detail about the insurance you will receive as a coach, visit the insurance section here.

Please note, membership is based on where you reside in the UK. If you are based in Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland please use the links in the Home Nation Membership section on this page to learn more.

Coaching Codes Update

We have updated the codes appearing on Membership cards for the different qualification to reflect the changes in branding.

Your licence will show all the qualifications you have attained. Download the coaching codes below.

Useful Downloads