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.
International Coaches Insurance
Coaches who are based overseas can pay an additional premium of £28 along with their British Canoeing membership fee to be provided with the membership insurance.
These coaches will need to have a recognised British Canoeing qualification, and the cover is in respect of their non-commercial coaching activities only.
Having paid the additional premium will be declared as overseas member coaches to our insurance providers.
The additional premium can be paid through the membership portal when joining or renewing with British Canoeing.
Login to your membership here.