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Course Provider - Scottish Canoe Assoication

Course Provider Information

Course Provider - Scottish Canoe Assoication

Course Provider Information

Course Provider - Scottish Canoe Assoication

Course Provider Information

Course Provider - Scottish Canoe Assoication

Course Provider Information

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In order to deliver any British Canoeing training or assessment course, you must be registered with the SCA (or your alternative Home Nation Association) to deliver the relevant course, and have received prior course authorisation to do so. 

If you are trying to find a course provider, visit Self Service to search our live directory of course providers.

Course Authorisation

All Coach Education, Safety Training, 3 Star Assessments and 4 or 5 Star Leader Training / Assessment courses must receive prior authorisation from the SCA.  Please use the application form to apply for authorisation or download the bulk authorisation template and email to coaching@canoescotland.org.  Authorisation requests sent by email without this template will not be processed.

Authorisation must normally be sought at least 2 weeks prior to the event date (minimum of 4 weeks for Level 1 or 2 training or assessments).  If you do not have an authorisation number then the course won't be recognised and the SCA will be unable to give certification.

The SCA will verify the qualifications and coach update status of staffing and issue an authorisation number along with associated course paperwork.  By granting authorisation, the SCA is confirming the suitability of staffing.  If you do not provide details of the staffing, the course will not be authorised. Note - all providers/assessors must meet the British Canoeing Coach update requirement.

If requested, authorised courses will be listed in Scottish Paddler and our events page.

1 and 2 Star courses can be run either individually or as a group based activity and do not require authorisation, but must be conducted by someone registered to assess.

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Become a provider of BCU Paddlepower

Paddlepower can be delivered by updated coaches with the appropriate level of award as listed below. There is no requirement to register specifically to deliver the Paddlepower awards.  

  • Paddlepower Start - BCU or BCU UKCC Level 1 or higher
  • Paddlepower Passport - BCU UKCC Level 1, BCU or BCU UKCC Level 2 or higher
  • Paddlepower Discover - BCU or BCU UKCC Level 2 or higher
  • Paddlepower Explore or Excel - BCU or BCU UKCC Level 2 or higher with support from discipline specific coaches

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BC Star Award Provider

In order to provide any of the new star awards, coaches who meet the pre-requisites are required to register with the SCA. Providing you are an updated coach, an email to SCA Coaching listing the awards you wish to register to assess. If you wish to request a provider logbook for any award, please also contact SCA Coaching. To note your interest in future provider training, visit the 'person' section of SCA Self Service, or contact us. 

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Become a provider of the BC Safety Courses

The process to become a provider of the any of the BCU Safety courses is detailed in the document below.

Note that there is no longer any direct transfer routes for former CST Examiners or WWSR CCPs as this option closed on 31st Dec 2009.  

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Become a provider of the BC Coaching Awards

Providers of BCU Coaching Awards are known as Coach Educators and there are two levels of coach educator; a Director and a Tutor/Assessor. Directors are the lead staff for the coach education course, while tutors/assessors are second staff who must work alongside a course director.

The latest phase of applications were invited in Summary 2015 with 8 successful applicants being selected to proceed to orientation in January 2016. To note your interest in future phases, contact Andy Murray.

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Become a provider of the BC Foundation Modules

In order to provide any of the foundation modules, you must send an application outlining your experience and knowledge of the areas covered by the module(s) you wish to deliver. Tutors are expected to have 'degree level' knowledge of the subject area, and have experience tutoring coaches. To obtain an application form, please contact us.

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Become a provider of the BC Moderate Water Endorsement

To register as a provider of the BCU Moderate Water Endorsement training or assessment, you must be a BCU Level 2 (Temp) Training Director and a 4 Star Leader Provider in the relevant discipline. If you meet this criteria and have not already registered, please contact us.

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BC Assessor Training

The British Canoeing Assessor Training Day covers essential assessing skills required for Coaches assessing British Canoeing awards.

It is required by all new 4 and 5 Star Providers; but it is a generic course and will help all assessors develop their assessing skills.

The course aims to introduce the skills of organizing and running assessments and to build on the principles of good assessment practice. It is anticipated that Coaches will take part in the course early in their assessing career. The course only needs completing once if providers are working towards multiple roles. It does not expire. Assessors of Star Awards and Coaching Qualifications, and providers of Paddlepower should find this a useful training opportunity.

It is an opportunity to participate in discussion with other assessors. This opportunity to develop own thoughts and ideas through discussion, debate, and challenge with others is proven to be extremely valuable.

Coaches who have recently qualified at Level 1 or Level 2, and are likely to become involved in assessing roles in the future are likely to find this a useful stepping stone into the assessing role.

The course is considered to be useful professional development for all Coaches who have (or aspire) to have assessing roles. The Assessor Training day is recognised by the Home Nation Associations as relevant continual professional development (CPD). Attendance of the Assessor Training day will extend a coach’s CPD validity for a period of 18-months from the date of the event within the Coach Update requirements.

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