How do I get CPD points?

British Canoeing training courses and awards will automatically update your record with CPD points.

It will now be easier, simpler and more straightforward to use your learning and development towards your points, no matter where you undertake it.  You can now upload any informal learning, simply, through your membership record and we are recognising that there are lots of learning opportunities that can have an impact on your instructing, coaching or leading. You can gain points through informal development opportunities, such as being a mentor/having a mentor, work based annual practice/refresher training or being observed by a line manager/coach developer.

This new system supports you to choose the learning that is right and relevant to your development. We recognise that many coaches and leaders have spent time during lockdown participating in online webinars or community of practice events, reading books or listening to podcasts. These can all count towards your CPD points!

The following shows the range of CPD and their point value. 

Personal Skills Development Courses

  • PPA Explore and Discipline Specific Award = 10 points

Leadership Development Courses

  • Paddlesport Leader Award training or assessment = 20 points
  • Leadership training or assessment (any discipline) = 20 points
  • Advanced Leadership training or assessment (any discipline) = 20 points
  • Raft Guide course (training) = 20 points
  • Raft Guide (assessment) = 10 points
  • Bell Boat Helm course (training or assessment) = 10 points

 Coaching Courses and Endorsements

  • Paddlesport Instructor course (training and assessment) = 20 points
  • Coach Award course (training or assessment) = 20 points
  • Performance Coach (training or assessment) = 20 points
  • Coaching Diploma – residential attendance = 20 points
  • Discipline Support Module (any discipline) = 10 points

Safety Training Courses

  • Foundation Safety and Rescue training = 10 points
  • Stadium Safety and Rescue training = 5 points – submitted through application
  • White Water Safety and Rescue training = 20 points
  • Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue training = 20 points
  • Advance Surf Safety and Rescue training = 20 points
  • Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning training = 10 points
  • Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning training = 10 points

CPD Courses

  • Foundation Module = 5 points – submitted through application
  • Intermediate Module = 10 points
  • Guide Module = 10 points

British Canoeing Provider Training

  • Any Provider training or moderation = 20 points

For the activities in the following table, you will need to upload the information on your membership record with examples of evidence.

  • Structured learning – face to face = 15 points – e.g. Certificate of completion, notes, learning outcomes
  • Structured learning – distance learning = 15 points – e.g. Certificate of completion, notes, learning outcomes
  • Accredited college / university level of education or training = 15 points – e.g. Certificate of completion, notes, learning outcomes
  • Mandatory training, e.g. orientations / moderations / staff training = 15 points – e.g. Letter of completion, training records, certificate of completion
  • Learning events, workshops, conferences, etc. = 15 points – e.g. Certificate of attendance, notes, learning outcomes
  • Reading and reviewing publications = 10 points – e.g. Copies of reading and reflection notes linked to practice-based outcomes
  • Enquiry based research = 10 points – e.g. Copies of reading and reflection notes linked to practice-based outcomes
  • Peer review activities = 10 points – e.g. Evidence of peer review including notes, observations and outcomes
  • Coaching and mentoring (role in ether delivery or being a recipient) = 10 points – e.g. Evidence based coaching/mentoring undertaken including letters, notes, observations and practice related outcomes
  • Structured professional observation or shadowing = 10 points – e.g. Evidence of observation, reflective practice and practice related outcomes
  • Supervised practice = 10 points – e.g. Evidence of participation, observations and outcomes
  • Group work or meetings outside of everyday coaching practice = 10 points – e.g. Evidence of participation, observations and outcomes
  • Coaching observations to different environments = 10 points – e.g. Evidence of participation, reflective notes and practice outcomes
  • British Canoeing eLearning = 5 points – e.g. Attendance certificate, reflective notes and practice outcomes