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Resources for coaches

Here you will find links to useful documents for Paddlesport coaches, Instructors and Leaders.

If you can’t find what you are looking for then give us a shout and we’ll try to help.
If at any point you are looking to progress and get on a course get in touch to see how we can halp!

Foundation Safety and Rescue Resources:

British Canoeing has the following playlist of how to complete some of the rescues talked about on the Foundation safety and rescue (FSRT) course, these can be helpful both before and after completing the course.

Throughout this course there are also some acronyms used here they are shown and explained for you:

  • Shout, Reach, Throw, Row, Go
  • STeVE (Self, Team, Victim, Equipment)
  • CLAP (Communication, Line of Sight, Avoidance, Positioning)

Paddle Sport Instructor Award resources (Level 1):

Don’t forget if you’re planning on doing this course you’ll need to of completed your FSRT, be a member of your home nation (British Canoeing, Canoe Wales, Canoe Scotland or Canoe Northern Ireland) and have registered for the course – registration guidance further down.

The Paddle Sport Instructor E-learning strongly recommended completing before this course:

Coach Award resources (level 2):

Throughout this course there are also some acronyms used here they are shown and explained for you:

  • WASP Acronym
  • Teaching Styles
  • Discussion Task Guidance/Examples

Becoming a provider:

Below you can follow links through to British Canoeing’s guidence to become a provider for the Paddle Start, Discover and Explore Awardss.

To provide the Paddle Start and Discover Award:

Paddle Start and Discover Provider

To provide the Explore Awards:

Paddle Explore Provider

Providing other awards:

For further information on providing other  awards follow this link through to British canoeing’s guidance

Other helpful resources: