Running a Course & Course Submission

Course Authorisation

Providers must have British Canoeing or National Association membership and meet the Coach Update Scheme requirements to reflect current best practice in coaching paddlesport. Any moderation/minimum delivery requirements must also be followed.

British Canoeing Course Providers should log onto their CANI Membership Portal to submit new course authorisations ahead of running any qualifications or award, except for the NEW Personal Performance Awards, the Guide Modules and the SUP Discipline Support Module. If Course Providers wish to have their courses advertised, they should submit a new course authorisation. 

Please see the Digital Course Submissions page for guidance videos and documents on how to submit new course authorisations using your CANI Membership Portal.

Course Staffing Ratios

British Canoeing sets minimum and/or maximum candidate ratios for all formal training and assessment courses. In determining these ratios, the following factors have been considered.

Optimising the Learning Environment

A big enough group to allow paddlers to discuss their experiences and views and create opportunities for peer learning. A small enough group size to ensure the training or assessment can be tailored to the specific needs and interests of each paddler.

Safe Group Size

Maximum ratios also account for a group size in which the provider can manage the group safely when the activity, environment and craft.

Validity and Reliability

Where there is a minimum of two providers on a specific course this is in place to ensure the validity and reliability of the assessment process.

Please visit the British Canoeing Awarding Body website to view the Course Staffing Requirements and Ratios document.