To fulfil the CPD aspect of the Coach Update Scheme, a coach should show active involvement with CPD in both of the above areas in every 3 year period.
British Canoeing appreciates that coaches may choose to develop themselves through a variety of means, and seeks to recognise formal, non-formal and informal development by the following routes;
1. Participation in a recognised course
British Canoeing has reviewed a selection of training courses against the above areas and published a list of recognised courses. The list includes both BCU courses as well as courses run by established external organisations. Where a coach has attended one or more of the courses from this list their CPD validity can be extended for a specified period, of either 1.5 or 3 years. Here is a list of recognised CPD courses and how long they update you for.
2. Participation at a Coaching Matters event
To support coach development the British Canoeing and the Home Nation Associations offer a series of Coaching Matters events. These provide development opportunities within the local area. Participation at one of these events will be automatically extended the coach’s CPD validity for 3 years from the date of the event.
3. Application for Recognition of CPD (more information below)
We have a wide range of CPD options for coaches including the Coaching Matters courses (1 day) and Foundation (normally 3 hours) / Intermediate (6 hours) modules. Dates for these courses can be found in the Events Calendar or Events Listing.
Find out more about the range of CPD training courses on the British Canoeing Awarding Body website. All courses are available in Scotland via SCA licensed providers. Find a course in the event listing, or contact a course provider using our course provider directory.