Leadership Awards: Leadership training and assessment offered by British Canoeing is embedded into the Moderate and Advanced Water Leadership Awards. As well as developing advanced personal skills, these discipline specific awards provide basic leadership training in the moderate and advanced water environment. The following links will take you to the up to date pages on the British Canoeing website.

Guide Endorsement: The Guide Endorsement is for British Canoeing Leaders who are involved in guiding activity, particularly those working within Adventure Tourism and Commercial Markets. This endorsement is aimed at supporting and recognising the additional skills required when fulfilling a guiding role.

Rafting Awards: British Canoeing offer three awards for leadership and guide, training and assessment. These awards cover controlled stadium venues, as well as natural rivers. Training and assessment cover personal paddling skills, rescue skills, safety and group skills and theory. 

Pleae click on the award you are interested in below.

If you are new into leading or have had a break check out how to get involved here.


Please remember that you need to register for the awards with your own home nation. If that is Canoe Wales, contact Val at and request a Leadership Registration (LR) Form.

Click here to go to: British Canoeing

Canoe Association of Northern Ireland

Scottish Canoe Association


Leadership Awards

Paddlesport Leader Award

Moderate Water Leader Award

Advanced Water Leader Award

Guide Endorsement

Rafting Guide Award

Cadet Leader Award

Bell Boat Helm

Leadership Support Calendar

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