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Rebranded Coaching Qualifications from Jan 2018

Rebranded Coaching Qualifications

In line with the announcement of the new Coach Award, British Canoeing will rebrand the existing British Canoeing Level 1, 3 and 4 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport qualifications, from January 2018.

No changes are being made to any of these awards, apart from the titles. 

Level 1 will become known as ‘Paddlesport Instructor’. This qualification will remain the recommended option for all coaches and instructors whose main focus of work is delivering introductory paddlesport sessions. An Instructor who holds both Paddlesport Leader and Paddlesport Instructor being well placed to fulfil their coaching duties with more autonomy. We expect this combination to be the main route followed by Instructors working in the activity centre market.  

The Level 3 qualifications are to be renamed “Performance [insert discipline] Coach”. The “Level 4 in Performance Paddlesport” is to be renamed “British Canoeing Coaching Diploma”.  

These changes will be implemented on the 1st January 2018.