British Canoeing Awards

British Canoeing provides a comprehensive coaching qualification scheme and coach education programme. British Canoeing Coaching UK is designed to ensure that coaches and participants are fully and properly prepared to take part in the sport and that coaches are qualified to instruct participants in all aspects of technique, safety and understanding. Cobnor Activities Centre is an approved provider of the British Canoe Union.

Autumn 2007 saw the introduction of British Canoeing’s new Coaching Awards, starting with the launch of the new Level 1 and Level 2 Coach Awards. The Coaching Awards have been up-dated and developed to meet with the needs of today’s coaches and to provide them with better recognition within the UK sports industry. These developments have been based on findings from both the Paddlesport Review and Long Term Paddler Development Review and reflect current best practice within UK paddlesport and coaching. The result is a dynamic coaching pathway which benefits both recreational and competition coaches and their students, providing them with structure and support as they progress. The new awards offer national accreditation by British Canoeing, the UKCC (UK Coaching Certificate), and the National Qualifications Framework.


UKCC Level 1 Coach 

This is the first coaching level award run by British Canoeing under the UKCC scheme and means you can run fun sessions. Deliver the paddle power start working on sheltered water under the guidance of a higher coach. You must register with British Canoeing one month before attending; have a new 2 Star award and an FSRT.

UKCC Level 2 Coach 

The level 2 Coach Training is 4 days of training over 2 weekends and will enable you to coach 1 & 2 star awards in canoe and kayak as well as the Paddle Power tests. You will need to have a 3 Star Award in both Canoing and Kayaking before you are assessed. Continued Personal Development Units (CPDs) are welcome, but not essential. You must register with British Canoeing one month before attending; have an 8hr first aid certificateand an FSRT. 

Foundation Safety Rescue Test 

This is a prerequisite for all coach awards you will be able to rescue paddlers from all types of craft and rescue all equipment. 


Join us for a very competitively priced 2 for 1 offer this year. This day long CPD session will accredit you with both Fitness for Paddle Sport and Coaching Young Paddlers units.

Please note price includes registration of qualifications to British Canoeing.