Guide Scheme

Guide Endorsement. A group explore the coastline of a local landmark.

The British Canoeing Awarding Body Guide Scheme is aimed at supporting and recognising the additional skills required when fulfilling a guiding role.


Optional and free-of-charge.   Leadership eLearning

Find Out More

To find out more about becoming an Endorsed Guide, please visit your National Association website.

Course Documents

To view the associated documents with this course, click here.

Guide Modules

The Guide Modules are aimed at anyone wanting to gain knowledge and develop in the specific areas of interest and cover the following topics:

  • Camp Craft and Expedition Skills
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Leadership
  • Customer Experience
  • Trip Planning and Organisation

To find a course in your area, contact your Delivery Centre by clicking the relevant logo at the bottom of this page.

Guide Endorsement

The Guide Endorsement is for Leaders who are involved in guiding activity, particularly those working within Adventure Tourism and Commercial Markets.

Becoming an Endorsed Guide

  • Need to meet entry requirements (see below)
  • Complete an application for the British Canoeing Awarding Body Guide Scheme
  • Consolidation and experience
  • Full British Canoeing Awarding Body Guide status (£50 endorsement fee)

Minimum Age

18 years

Entry Requirements

  • British Canoeing Awarding Body Leadership qualification (held for 2 years and with 20 logged led trips/journeys)
  • First Aid award
  • Full National Association Membership
  • Recognition of experience or training (Guide Modules and/or APL)