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The Coach Award Has Launched!

The eagerly anticipated Coach Award is now available! The Coach Award creates discipline specific pathways across all disciplines and is designed for people whose core function is to coach paddlers who want to gain/improve paddlesport skills. This will include coaching beginners new to the sport, or paddlers looking to develop their skills in the given discipline/environment. 

Benefits of the Coach Award

  • Direct entry options to training available – a British Canoeing membership is the only prerequisite of the Core Coach Training
  • Supportive eLearning resources to aid learning
  • Specific pathways across all disciplines, allowing you to take the Coach Award in the discipline you want. 
Coach Award Choices

Coach Award Pathway

The learning programme for Coach Award candidates is split into four distinct parts; Core Coach Training, Discipline Specific Training, Independent and Supplementary Learning and Assessment. 

Coach Award Pathway V3

Find out more about the Coach Award on the Coaching & Leadership section of the website, which includes information about the prerequisites, course guide, course content and assessment guidance. 

Already a Coach and wondering what your next steps are? There are various direct entry options available for trainee and existing coaches to access the Coach Award. We also have guidance for clubs and centres about which qualification is best for the activities they run. 

Still not sure if this is the right qualification for you? Check out 'My Pathway' which talks you through the Qualifications and Awards, to find the right pathway for you.