Catch up with our Christmas Advent Calendar

Every year, BCAB like to share the progress we have made with our Catch Up Advent Calendar. Click on each door to see one of our key achievements from 2019.

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New Personal Performance Awards

In January 2019, British Canoeing Awarding Body launched the new Personal Performance Awards which replaced the existing Star Awards. Find out more here.

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Paddlesport Instructor

The NEW Paddlesport Instructor award is designed for people whose main focus is to deliver paddlesport taster/starter sessions and short journeys in very sheltered water environments, within the safety management systems of clubs/centres or other organisations. Find out more here.

 

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Code of Conduct eLearning

An eLearning activity designed to assist Coaches, Leaders, Instructors and participants in understanding the British Canoeing Code of Conduct for Coaching Workforce. A statement of participation is available to download upon completion of this activity.

Access it here.

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Link with Scouts

British Canoeing and the Scout Association have been working together to ensure there is a clearer link between Scouting paddlesport activity and British Canoeing qualifications and awards. Read more here.

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Link with ISKGA

British Canoeing and the International Sea Kayak Guide Association are working together to ensure there is a clearer link between commercial sea kayak guiding activity and British Canoeing qualifications and awards. Read more here.

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Paddle Award Guidance for Delivery

British Canoeing Awarding Body shared a series of videos to support and aid Instructors, Coaches, Leaders, Raft Guides and Bell Boat Helms in their delivery of the NEW Paddle Awards. Watch them here.

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​British Canoeing Awarding Body attends European Collaboration Meeting

British Canoeing Awarding Body attended a European meeting with other Paddlesport Federations representing France, Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Ireland and Denmark. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss possible collaboration and mapping of qualifications and awards.

The event was hosted by the French Federation of Canoe and Kayak at their new facilities that will host the 2024 Olympic Games.

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Introduction to Paddle-Ability

The British Canoeing Awarding Body Introduction to Paddle-Ability workshop was developed for anyone who would like to develop their understanding of working with paddlers with a disability and how they can use adaptations to participate in a full range of paddlesport opportunities. Find out more here.

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Wild Water Racing Handbook

British Canoeing Awarding Body was delighted to release the Wild Water Racing Handbook which is a resource for those interested in the Wild Water Racing discipline. This can be accessed as a free eBook which can be obtained here.

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Technical Group Recruitment

British Canoeing Awarding Body announced the membership of the Technical Groups, following an open recruitment process in January 2019. There were over 140 strong applications from the paddling community.

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5 Reasons to become a NEW Paddlesport Instructor

Access the infographic here. 

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Recruitment for Performance Coach

As part of the 4-year British Canoeing ‘Stronger Together’ Strategic Plan, the Performance Coach was reviewed and recruitment for Providers took place.  The award will be launched next year.

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British Canoeing Present at UK Coaching Conference

British Canoeing presented two workshops titled ‘Transforming Learning and Development’, which talked delegates through reviewing and transforming the coaching culture, embedding a new Educational Philosophy to make coach learning accessible and flexible and meeting the needs of a more diverse audience.

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International Coaching and Leadership Working Group Announced

British Canoeing was pleased to announce the International Coaching and Leadership Working Group, following an open recruitment process in June 2019.

With a number of broad ranging applications and varying experiences, British Canoeing were pleased to be able to select a diverse group of individuals to represent the international paddling community, to help inform and shape emerging projects.

The International Coaching and Leadership Group members are:

Alejandro Garibay, Mexico

Bob Timms, France

Darren Clarkson King, Asia

Gordon Brown, Canada

John Handyside, UK

John Ozard, America

Ronny Riise, Norway

Tatiana Cappucci, Italy

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Stadium Safety and Rescue Training

The British Canoeing Awarding Body Stadium Safety and Rescue Training course is designed for individuals wanting to provide safety cover at an artificial, white water course. Find out more here.

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SUP Rescue Videos

British Canoeing Awarding Body was pleased to share a suite of Stand Up Paddleboard rescue videos to support Paddlers, Instructors, Coaches, Leaders and Providers in their development.

There are a range of rescue videos including Tows, Peer Rescues and Unconscious Rescues which are free and available for you to use. They can be accessed here.

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SUP Coach Award Pathway

British Canoeing Awarding Body was pleased to announce the NEW SUP Coach Award.  Pathways include:

Stand Up Paddleboard Sheltered Water Coach

Stand Up Paddleboard Open Water Coach

Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Coach

Stand Up Paddleboard Race Coach

Find out more on the British Canoeing website: https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/courses/coach-award and view the course documents here: https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/coach-award-resources/

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Coaching & Leadership Recognition Awards

The country’s finest coaches received accolades at the annual British Canoeing Coaching and Leadership Awards.

The event, held at Eastwood Hall in Nottinghamshire, was attended by over 140 guests and was part of the two-day British Canoeing Coaching Conference.

Read more here.

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Coaching and Leadership Conference

The eagerly anticipated 2019 British Canoeing Coaching and Leadership Conference took place at Eastwood Hall, Nottinghamshire with over 250 delegates across the weekend, the biggest conference to date!

See the highlights here.

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Which Qualification is Right For Me?

With a range of direct entry qualifications now available, clubs, centres and organisations may be wondering which qualification is right for the activities they run. Available guidance gives a clearer understanding of the options when looking to start or continue a journey on the qualification pathway.  View the information here.

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Mentoring eLearning

There are many people that support the development of paddlesport Instructors, Coaches and Leaders and this is both very rewarding and satisfying when seeing individuals flourish with both confidence and skill.

Supporting other Instructors, Coaches and Leaders in their development requires many skills, experience and knowledge and, as such, two programmes were devised aimed at supporting individuals that work within these roles. We encourage anyone involved in developing individuals to take a look at these resources, creating thought, reflection as well as some handy hints.

Access it here

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Coach Developer eLearning

There are many people that support the development of paddlesport Instructors, Coaches and Leaders and this is both very rewarding and satisfying when seeing individuals flourish with both confidence and skill.

Supporting other Instructors, Coaches and Leaders in their development requires many skills, experience and knowledge and, as such, two programmes were devised aimed at supporting individuals that work within these roles. We encourage anyone involved in developing individuals to take a look at these resources, creating thought, reflection as well as some handy hints.

Access it here

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Digital Library

The Digital Library includes academic papers, videos, podcasts, eLearning and much more.  The Digital Library will continue to grow and develop as new resources are made available.  It can also be used as a stand-alone resource for you to browse topics relevant to you.

Access it here

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Coach Self Analysis

The Coach Self-Analysis Tool enables an individual to gauge their current level of understanding, skill and knowledge in their discipline. This tool provides a personal overview of the coach’s current practise giving a holistic view, as well as a specific breakdown in each of the areas. The analysis then offers considerations of how the Coach may want to support their continual learning and development.

Access the tool here

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Merry Christmas!

After another busy year, British Canoeing Awarding Body would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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