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Become a Stand Up Paddleboard Coach!

If you’re looking to coach Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) then the NEW SUP Coach Award pathways are for YOU! 

The NEW British Canoeing SUP Coach Awards allow you to coach anyone looking to start their journey on SUPs or those looking to continue to develop and progress their SUP skills.

The FOUR NEW Coach Award pathways include -

  • Stand Up Paddleboard Sheltered Water Coach
  • Stand Up Paddleboard Open Water Coach
  • Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Coach
  • Stand Up Paddleboard Race Coach

Qualification Pathway

Sup Coach Award Pathway

To become an SUP Coach, you would attend two components of face-to-face training, as well as engage in active, independent learning to develop your coaching skills out on the water. This is concluded by a 1 day assessment.

Existing UKCC Level 2 or Coach Award coaches can bypass the Core Coach training and go straight to the Discipline Specific training.


The NEW SUP Coach Awards are available from the 1st August 2019. Read the documents on the British Canoeing Awarding Body website.