All year round British Canoeing Accredited Training Centre - OPEN!

Check out this all year round British Canoeing accredited training centre in the heart of Staffordshire.

Paul Bull says...

I've been rather busy developing my centre here in Staffordshire ( - it's been an absolutely fantastic journey and the British Canoeing accredited centre is now going from strength to strength. Open all year round, we offer a wide range of British Canoeing courses and other activities. 

Anyway, back to the new Coach Award... this new award launched on the 2nd January. I think it's going to be a fantastic suite of qualifications, with 18 options to choose from, and a much more paddler centric approach. 

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 contact me 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)
  • Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water)
  • Canoe Coach (Sheltered Water)
  • Open Water Canoe Coach
  • White Water Canoe Coach
  • White Water Kayak Coach
  • Advanced White Water Kayak Coach

I am currently writing the materials to support these fantastic courses. Dates are planned for February and March and available to book here:

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published