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             For more information on Coaching contact your home nation

         Please click on one of the links below, for all the latest information
Canoe England
Scottish Canoe  Association
Canoe Association of Northern Ireland

About BCU Awarding
BCU Awarding is the Awarding Body recognised and regulated by the Qualifications and
Curriculum Authority (QCA), created to offer and develop paddlesport coaching
qualifications. The BCU Awarding mission is to provide qualifications which are relevant and fit for
purpose through a quality assured and cost effective qualification awarding service.

BCU Awarding are responsible for:

• Qualification / syllabus development
• Establishing the requirements of Tutors, Assessors, and Verifiers
• Checking to make sure the Home Nations are delivering the awards to the right standards
• Issuing candidates Certificates

So if you want some information about the actual qualification, you need to go to the BCU Awarding website.

Click here to visit the BCU Awarding website

Whilst BCU Awarding is responsible for the actual qualifications,
the Home Nations are responsible for:

• Qualification delivery
• Training, assessing, and updating providers
• Checking providers are working to the correct standards
• Registering Coaches who wish to enrol for an award
• Supporting existing Coaches. For example; downloadable resources, or advice on good practice
• Running a programme of Continual Professional Development for Coaches

If you want to find a course, or provider, or want some support as an existing coach go to your
Home Nation Association website:

 Long Term Paddler Development website can be found here

The BCU E-Shop can be found here