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Rebranded Coaching Qualifications

Watch our short video clip to find out the rebranded Coaching Qualification names, to be implemented on the 1st January 2018.

In line with the announcement of the new Coach Award, British Canoeing will rebrand the existing British Canoeing Level 1, 3 and 4 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport qualifications. 

At this stage, no changes are being made to our Level 1 award, although it is to be rebranded as ‘Paddlesport Instructor’. This qualification will remain the recommended option for all coaches and instructors whose main focus of work is delivering introductory paddlesport sessions. An Instructor who holds both Paddlesport Leader and Paddlesport Instructor being well placed to fulfil their coaching duties with more autonomy. We expect this combination to be the main route followed by Instructors working in the activity centre market.  

No changes are being made to our Level 3 or 4 awards, although they are being rebranded. The Level 3 qualifications are to be renamed “Performance [insert discipline] Coach”. The “Level 4 in Performance Paddlesport” is also to be renamed “British Canoeing Coaching Diploma”.  

These changes will be implemented on the 1st January 2018. 

Read more about the developments in the 'New for 2018' section of the website.