BCAB launches the NEW Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Leader Course

The Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Leader aims to support paddleboarders to lead journeys on grade 2(3) white water rivers. The award aligns to the BCAB Educational Philosophy and supports leaders to run safe, quality, enjoyable trips, based on their…

British Canoeing Awarding Body Committee member gains a Professional Doctorate in Education

BCAB are delighted that Katy, a committee member of the Awarding Body has recently completed her Doctor of Education through researching ‘The Influence of Higher Education Study on Practitioners in the Field of Outdoor and Adventure Education’.   Such a commitment…

Why choose a regulated National Governing Body for Qualifications?

British Canoeing Awarding Body is the only regulated and recognised awarding organisation for paddlesport. Our work and compliance with Ofqual, Qualification Wales and the CCEA ensures the highest standards of quality assurance and standardisation, providing assurances to both participant and…

British Canoeing Awarding Body joins the Federation of Awarding Bodies

British Canoeing Awarding Body is pleased to announce that it has become a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies. The Federation of Awarding Bodies is the collective voice of the awarding and assessment sector.  It provides access to influence…

British Canoeing Awarding Body launches the NEW Swimmer Safety and Rescue Course

The NEW Swimmer Safety and Rescue course is now available and aims to provide paddlers with the key safety skills and knowledge to work as part of a water safety team where open water swimming is involved. This could include…

British Canoeing Awarding Body launches the NEW Advanced White Water Safety Course

The Advanced White Water Safety course is designed to support kayakers and canoeists on grade 3 and 4 white water rivers. The two day course will cover casualty management, moving around steep environments, dealing with stuck craft and paddlers, in…

British Canoeing Awarding Body announces the NEW Swimmer Safety and Rescue Course

The BCAB Swimmer Safety and Rescue course is designed to provide paddlers with the key safety skills and knowledge to work as part of a water safety team where open water swimming is involved. All modules are interactive, practical sessions,…

British Canoeing Awarding Body announces the NEW Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Leader Course

The Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Leader Course is appropriate for people who want to lead others on journeys on grade 2(3) white water rivers. Throughout this course you will be assessed on your personal paddling skills, rescue skills, incident…

British Canoeing Awarding Body announces the NEW Advanced White Water Safety Course

The Advanced White Water Safety course is designed to support kayakers and canoeists on grade 3 and 4 white water rivers. The two day course will cover casualty management, moving around steep environments, dealing with stuck craft and paddlers, in…

The BCAB Coaching Podcast has won the 2023 UK Coaching Awards for Coaching Podcast of the Year

We are pleased to announce that the British Canoeing Awarding Body Coaching Podcast won the award for Coaching Podcast of the year! On 5 December 2023, at the Queens Hotel in Leeds, the coaching community came together for the UK…
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British Canoeing Awarding Body are pleased to announce the launch of the NEW Safeguarding Refresher eLearning

This new elearning is an additional option for learners and doesn’t replace the current Safeguarding Refresher: Social Media elearning: both refresher courses will be available for learners, along with the Introduction to Safeguarding elearning.  If you have already completed the current…

New members of the International Coaching and Leadership Working Group Announced

British Canoeing Awarding Body is pleased to announce new members joining the International Coaching and Leadership Working Group, following an open recruitment process in August 2023.  With a number of broad ranging applications and varying experiences, British Canoeing Awarding Body…

The BCAB Coaching Podcast is a finalist for the 2023 UK Coaching Awards 

The UK Coaching Awards is a national celebration event, regarded as the most prestigious within the coaching community and created to celebrate the remarkable contributions coaches make – from delivering high quality and technical coaching, to supporting participants both physically…
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British Canoeing Awarding Body are pleased to announce the launch of the NEW Safer Recruitment eLearning

What is Safer Recruitment?  Safer Recruitment is a set of practices which are essential to ensure paid staff, contractors and volunteers are suitable to work with children and / or Adults at Risk.  Is this eLearning for me? This course…

British Canoeing Awarding Body launches NEW Introduction to White Water Safety Course

The Introduction to White Water Safety course is designed to support paddlers to become effective group members on grade 2 water. This one day course is suitable for anyone starting out on their white water paddling journey, wanting to explore…

Guidance for quick release leash systems in a white water environment

Paddle UK recently commissioned research into the use of quick release leash systems in a white water environment. This research into waist-worn leash systems in a white water environment found that 42% of 130 test releases did not release as…

British Canoeing is recruiting for the International Coaching and Leadership Working Group

Paddle UK Coaching and Qualifications Department is looking for volunteers across the globe to join a working group to discuss and share ideas with the Director of Coaching and Qualifications.  Applications are now open for anyone who feels they are…

British Canoeing Awarding Body launches the NEW Inland Open Water Safety and Rescue

The NEW Inland Open Water Safety and Rescue course aims to provide paddlers with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely in a moderate inland open water environment. This 6 hour programme consists of 7 modules. All…
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British Canoeing is recruiting for Various Discipline specific Technical Groups Members

Paddle UK Coaching and Qualifications Department is looking for specialists in several disciplines to help shape, advise and provide recommendations in the areas of qualifications, awards and safety. Applications are now open for anyone who feels they are able to…

British Canoeing Awarding Body announces NEW Introduction to White Water Safety Course

The Introduction to White Water Safety course is designed to support paddlers to become effective group members on grade 2 water. This one day course is suitable for anyone starting out on their white water paddling journey, wanting to explore…

Vacancy – British Canoeing Awarding Body – External Quality Assurer

BCAB is seeking to appoint an External Quality Assurer who is equipped with the skills and knowledge to monitor and validate that National Association Delivery Centres are providing the appropriate assessment, moderation and support mechanisms to uphold the standards of…

British Canoeing Awarding Body is delighted to launch the NEW Tutoring in the Paddlesport Environment (TPE) eLearning.

This eLearning focuses on providing high quality tutoring in different settings, aligned to our educational philosophy. There are activities to explore including roles and responsibilities, individualisation in a group setting, and online tutoring. It’s full of great information to help…

British Canoeing Awarding Body launches the NEW Surf Kayak Safety and Rescue Course

The NEW Surf Kayak Safety and Rescue course aims to provide paddlers with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely in a moderate surf environment. The Surf Kayak Safety and Rescue course will replace the Advanced Surf…