Coach Award

Come and join us on the new Coach Award training course. This course provides an excellent progression for you as a paddlesport coach, developing your ability and understanding and progress your coaching, whatever your discipline.  At the end of the course, you will have a personal coaching action plan and a clear understanding of the skills required to be a British Canoeing Coach.

The Coach Award aims to create discipline specific pathways across all disciplines and are 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 include:

  • Direct entry options to training available - a British Canoeing membership is the only prerequisite of the Core Coach Training
  • Specific pathways across all disciplines
  • Supportive eLearning resources to aid learning

Qualification Pathway
To achieve a Coach Award, coaches complete two components of face-to-face training (‘Core Coach Training’ and ‘Discipline Specific Training’) and will need to engage in active, independent learning to develop their coaching out in the field. This is concluded by a 1-day discipline specific assessment.

Further information can be found on the British Canoeing website here. If you have already completed your Level 2 training/MWE Training please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your transference into the Coach Award scheme.

I will be offering the following Discipline Specific Training and Assessment options:

  • Canoe and Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water)
  • Open Water Canoe Coach
  • White Water Canoe Coach
  • White Water Kayak Coach

Are you ready for assessment?
Find a date suitable or contact us to arrange a course around your diary.

Course Price:
Training: £160 per person (non residential).
Assessment: £160 per person (non residential).

Pre-requisites (Core Training):

  • Home Nation Member

Pre-requisites (Discipline Specific Training):

  • Home Nation Member
  • Core Training 
  • Relevant Leadership Award (not applicable to the Sheltered Water Coach)

Booking: Please visit my centre's website on to check dates and book your place.

Cancellation Policy: Every effort is made to make sure activities run however in the unforeseen circumstances of adverse weather (Extremely High Winds, High/Low Water Levels or Snow) or instructional staff sickness activities maybe postponed or rescheduled. It is also at the centres discretion for the course to go ahead with less than 2 participants, we will notify you a minimum of 3 days before the course date if the course is to be cancelled. If any of the points above are the case you are entitled to a full refund or you can re schedule on to another course available. If we have to cancel your course we will contact you as soon as possible.