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"Very good course. Useful to get pdf which I could open on the smart phone. De-brief was useful and informative and I enjoyed time on the water. Chose Wild River as I’ve used before and happy with service."

"Paddled some great rivers to advance my leading and to consolidate my personal paddling. Was given adequate opportunity to show how well I could lead and paddle."

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"Genuinely feel a more confident leader, which even if I'd failed would have been a positive outcome. Tasks set were clear as to where they fit in the 4 Star syllabus."

 

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British Canoeing Pre-requisites


Star Awards

2 star pre-requisites

2 Star Award Pre-requisites

Candidates must be able to swim 25 metres wearing a buoyancy aid and have experience of:

  • Paddling two different craft – surf kayak, closed cockpit kayak, open cockpit kayak, closed cockpit canoe, solo/tandem open canoe, racing boat, wave-ski, flat-hulled boat, v-shaped hull, slalom boat, polo boat, or sea kayak.
  • Paddling in two different locations – canal, river, loch/lake, or sea. Different parts of large bodies of water can be counted as two different locations.
  • Competing in two paddlesport competitions – club level event, slalom, polo, sprint, freestyle bell-boat etc. OR completing two journeys of approx. two hours duration.

Candidates who successfully complete the 2 Star Assessment will receive a Star Award Pass Slip from the provider.

Certification fee:

£6 for members
£7 for non-members

Useful Downloads

2 Star Syllabus

2 Star Training Notes

2 Star Assessment Notes

3 star open canoe pre-requisites

3 Star Open Canoe Pre-requisites

3 Star paddlers must:

  • Provide evidence of at least three different open canoe journeys, of about three hours duration (10Km) each; at least one of these needs to be in an open water environment, and one on a river trip.
  • Maintain a consistent British Canoeing 2 Star standard of performance in an open canoe is required for anyone starting to work towards the British Canoeing 3 Star Open Canoe Award. It is recommended that the candidate holds the British Canoeing 2 Star Award.
  • Have the ability to swim confidently in the open water and river environment, wearing normal paddling clothes.

Certification

3 Star Certificates are issued to successful candidate by British Canoeing following a recommendation from the course provider, subject to the following Certification fees:

£12 for members
£25 for non-members

Useful Downloads

3 Star Open Canoe Syllabus

3 Star Open Canoe Training Notes

3 Star Open Canoe Assessment Notes

3 Star Kayak Pre-requisites

3 Star White Water Kayak Pre-requisites

3 Star paddlers must:

  • Provide evidence of at least 8-10 paddling sessions (minimum 40 hours) in varied locations where possible; this should include evidence of having paddled grade two water.
  • Maintain a consistent British Canoeing 2 Star standard of performance in the appropriate craft is required for anyone starting to work towards the British Canoeing 3 Star White Water Kayak Award. It is recommended that the candidate holds the British Canoeing 2 Star Award.
  • Have the ability to swim confidently in moving water, wearing normal paddling clothes.

Certification

3 Star Certificates are issued to successful candidate by British Canoeing following a recommendation from the course provider, subject to the following Certification fees:

£12 for members
£25 for non-members

Useful Downloads

3 Star White Water Kayak Syllabus

3 Star White Water Kayak Training Notes

3 Star White Water Kayak Assessment Notes

3 Star Sea Kayak Pre-requisites

3 Star Sea Kayak Pre-requisites

3 Star Sea candidates must:

  • Provide evidence of at least three different journeys on the sea, of about three hours duration (eight nautical miles) each.
  • Maintain consistent British Canoeing 2 Star standard of performance in the appropriate craft is before starting to work towards the British Canoeing 3 Star Sea Kayak or Sit-on-top Award. It is recommended that the candidate holds the British Canoeing 2 Star Award.
  • Have the ability to swim confidently in the sea environment, wearing normal paddling clothes.

Certification

3 Star Certificates are issued to successful candidate by British Canoeing following a recommendation from the course provider, subject to the following Certification fees:

£12 for members
£25 for non-members

Useful Downloads

3 Star Sea Kayak Syllabus

3 Star Sea Kayak Training Notes

3 Star Sea Kayak Assessment Notes

4 Star Canoe Training Pre-requisites

Canoe Leader Training Pre-requisites

Be able to paddle to the standard of either new British Canoeing 3 Star Canoe Award or ‘old’ 4 Star Canoe Leader Award.

Canoe Leader Assessment Pre-requisites

Paddlers wishing to complete a Moderate Water Canoe Leader Assessment are required to register before they are able to attend the course. Leader Registration (LR) Form. It is advisable to do this at least 2 weeks prior to the assessment date.

Registration Fee: £39

At the point of registration the following pre-requisites are required:

  • Relevant Leadership Training: Open Canoe Leader training within previous 3 years.
  • Relevant Safety Training: White Water Safety and Rescue training or (or Rescue 3 White Water Rescue Technician).
  • First Aid Award: Recognised 2-day First Aid within last 3 years.
  • Age: 16 years of age, or older.

Please note: Candidates need to ensure their safety and rescue skills are current and up-to-date before presenting for an assessment; it is strongly advised that their WWSR training is recent to ensure this is the case.

White Water Kayak Leader Training Pre-requisites

Be able to paddle to the standard of either the new British Canoeing 3 Star White Water or ‘old’ 4 Star White Water Leader Award.

White Water Kayak Leader Assessment Pre-requisites

Paddlers wishing to complete a Moderate Water Canoe Leader Assessment are required to register before they are able to attend the course. Leader Registration (LR) Form. It is advisable to do this at least 2 weeks prior to the assessment date.

Registration Fee: £39

At the point of registration the following pre-requisites are required:

  • Relevant Leadership Training: White Water Kayak Leader training within previous 3 years.
  • Relevant Safety Training: White Water Safety and Rescue training or (or Rescue 3 White Water Rescue Technician).
  • First Aid Award: Recognised 2-day First Aid within last 3 years.
  • Age: 16 years of age, or older.

Please note: Candidates need to ensure their safety and rescue skills are current and up-to-date before presenting for an assessment; it is strongly advised that their WWSR training is recent to ensure this is the case.

Advanced Canoe Leader Training Pre-requisites

British Canoeing Canoe Leader Award or ‘Old’ Level 3 Coach. Please bring proof of these to the training course.

Advanced Canoe Leader Assessment Pre-requisites

Paddlers wishing to complete an Advanced Canoe Leader Assessment are required to register before they are able to attend the course. Leader Registration (LR) Form. It is advisable to do this at least 2 weeks prior to the assessment date.

Registration Fee: £39

At the point of registration the following prerequisites are required:

  • Relevant Leadership Training: Advanced Canoe Leader training within previous 3 years.
  • First Aid Award: Recognised 2-day First Aid within last 3 years.
  • Age: 18 years of age, or older.

Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Training Pre-requisites


British Canoeing White Water Leader Award or ‘Old’ Level 3 Coach. Please bring proof of these to the training course.

Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Assessment Pre-requisites

Paddlers wishing to complete an Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Assessment are required to register before they are able to attend the course. Leader Registration (LR) Form. It is advisable to do this at least 2 weeks prior to the assessment date.

Registration Fee: £39

At the point of registration the following prerequisites are required:

  • Relevant Leadership Training: Advanced White Water Kayak Leader training within previous 3 years.
  • Relevant Safety Training: Advanced White Water Safety & Rescue,
  • First Aid Award: Recognised 2-day First Aid within last 3 years,
  • Age: 18 years of age, or older,


Please note: Candidates need to ensure their safety and rescue skills are current and up-to-date before presenting for an assessment; it is strongly advised that their ADWWSR training is recent to ensure this is the case.

 

Coaching Paddlesport

Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport Pre-requisites

Candidates wishing to pursue a Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport are required to register centrally for the qualification, directly with British Canoeing or their respective Home Nation Association. It is advisable to do this at least 2-weeks prior to the training course.

Coach Registration (CR) Form

Registration is the start of the process by which a coach’s training and assessment journey is recorded and gives the coach access to the training resources and Assessment Portfolio for that qualification. Registration is different to booking a place on a course, which is done directly with the course provider.

Registration for the Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport is open to persons aged 16 and above.

Registration costs £45.

All candidates are required to have completed:

  • Foundation Safety and Rescue Training prior to attending this training course.
  • 2 Star (or higher) in Canoe and Kayak or Paddlepower Discover.

If you do not already hold these qualifications we normally provide the opportunity to gain both on our Level 1 courses.

Registration is valid for 12 months and you have 12 months from the start of the learning programme to finish everything needed for certification. If more time is required you may Request an Extension.

Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport Training Pre-requisites

Candidates wishing to book on to a Level 2 training or transfer course must register with British Canoeing or their respective Home Nation Association. It is advisable to do this at least 2-weeks prior to the training course.

The registration process must be completed before attendance on a Level 2 coaching course and is different to booking a place on a course, which is done directly with the course provider.

Coach Registration (CR) Form

Registration fee is £45.

In order to register for the Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport candidates must be 17 years of age or older, and hold the following:

  • Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport or British Canoeing Level 2 (achieved prior to 2007).
  • Foundation Safety and Rescue Training.
  • British Canoeing Full Individual Membership.
  • Relevant Star Award: 2 Star Award or Paddlepower Discover and 3 Star Award in any discipline OR competition equivalent performance. Please see Star Awards Equivalents for Competition Paddlers.

Registration is valid for 12 months. You must attend the training course within 12 months of the date registration was processed by the Home Nation Association. In order for registration to remain valid you need to maintain full Home Nation Association membership. If more time is required you may Request an Extension.

NOTE: While only a single 3 Star is required at the point of registration, candidates wishing to complete the dual discipline assessment will need to hold 3 Star awards in both a canoe and a kayak discipline at the point of assessment.

Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport Assessment Pre-requisites

  • Complete British Canoeing Level 2 Paddlesport Coach Training or gain APL from British Canoeing.
  • Have logged a minimum of 20 hours of quality coaching since training.
  • Hold a valid First Aid certificate.
  • Evidence of Child Protection Training.
  • Hold British Canoeing3 Star award in the discipline being assessed.
  • Have completed all the tasks in the Candidate’s Assessment Portfolio. This is a crucial element and will take significant time to deal with after the practical assessment. British Canoeing will not accept any incomplete portfolios and they will be sent back costing many extra months of time.

Moderate Water Endorsement Training Pre-requisites

You need to register before attending a Moderate Water Endorsement training course. It is advisable to do this at least two weeks prior to the training course.

Coach Registration (CR) Form

Registration Fee: £17.50

At the point of registration for training the following prerequisites are required:

  • Relevant Star Award: Minimum 4 Star Leader in the discipline concerned. Candidates registering for Touring can present with the British Canoeing 4 Star Touring Leader Award, or with British Canoeing 4 (or 5) Star Canoe Leader AND British Canoeing 4 (or 5) Star Leader in a Kayak based discipline.
  • First Aid Award: Recognised two day First Aid within last three years.
  • Appropriate Level Coach Award: Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport (Canoe or Kayak - as per the Moderate Water Endorsement discipline being followed).
    Age: 18 or older.

Coaches who qualified prior to the introduction of British Canoeing (UKCC) qualifications can often access the Moderate Water Endorsement through application for Accredited Prior Learning.


Moderate Water Endorsement Assessment Pre-requisites

Moderate Water Endorsement Assessment.

The final assessment involves a review of assessment pre-requisites (including the associated session plans and reviews) and the assessment of personal, leadership, safety and coaching skills through observation of practical coaching activity, specific tasks and questioning. Please bring original certificates to the first day of the course.

All candidates must take their stamped CR Form to their Moderate Water Endorsement Assessment so that it can be signed by the Director and sent in to the relevant Home Nation Association for certification.

The Moderate Water Endorsement assessment normally takes place over one day and must be completed within three years of the training day.

Advanced Water Endorsement Training Pre-requisites

You need these pre-requisites when you register for AWE training:

  • British Canoeing Moderate Water Endorsement in the relevant discipline OR British Canoeing Level 3 Coach in the relevant discipline OR British Canoeing Level 3 Coach (in the relevant discipline) AND one of the following completed within the previous 5 years;
    • British Canoeing Coaching Process
    • 2 Day British Canoeing Level 2 Transfer
    • British Canoeing Level 2 Training
  • British Canoeing 5 Star Leader, or 5 Star Award in the appropriate discipline
  • 18 years of age or older
  • A valid and recognised 2-day (minimum) first aid award

These additional prerequisites are checked at Training:

  • A minimum of 20 logged coaching hours in the moderate water environment, after achieving British Canoeing Moderate Water Endorsement (or equivalent qualification).
  • A minimum of 20 leading hours in the specific advanced water environment, after achieving 5 Star.

Advanced Water Endorsement Assessment Pre-requisites

Evidence of the following prerequisites are checked at Assessment (you are required to take ORIGINAL evidence of the prerequisites to your final assessment):

  • Valid AWE Training – Candidates first assessment attempt must be completed within 2 years of training (for unsuccessful candidates a second assessment must be completed within 12-months of first assessment attempt).
  • A minimum of 15 days coaching in the specific advanced water environment after AWE Training; this must include 6 linked progressive coaching sessions with evidence of session plans and reviews, and activity in a minimum of 3 different geographical areas. This will be checked via Candidates’ coaching logbooks.
  • A valid and recognised 2-day (minimum) first aid award.
  • Valid CR Form.
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

Candidates who have covered the training or assessment prerequisites of the British Canoeing AWE through alternative experiences can apply to British Canoeing for Accredited Prior Learning (APL) in order to be granted direct entry to Training or Assessment. See APL Guidance Notes for further advice. Evidence may be acquired through additional study, employment, or voluntary work that relates to the specific award.

 

Safety and Rescue Training

Foundation Safety and Rescue Training Pre-requisites

There are no specific pre-requisites for this course although we would recommend a paddling ability around 2 Star to get the most from it.

White Water Safety and Rescue Training Pre-requisites

Candidates should be:

  • Confident in their ability to paddle on grade 2 water
  • Confident to swim in normal canoe clothing in the moving water environment
  • Minimum age of 16 years.

A first aid certificate is not a pre-requisite; however the holding of a first aid certificate is strongly recommended for all paddlers.

Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue Training Pre-requisites

Candidates should be:

  • Confident in their ability to paddle on grade 3 and 4 water.
  • Be confident swimming in normal canoe clothing suitable for a moving water environment.
  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Have attended a British Canoeing WWSR course, ideally, in the last three years.

A first aid certificate is not a pre-requisite; however the holding of a first aid certificate is strongly
recommended for all paddlers.

 

 

 

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