Coaching & Leadership


Helping other people to enjoy canoeing or kayaking can be extremely rewarding - and if you're interested in becoming one of the dedicated coaches or leaders that helps to grow our sport in Wales, then we're here to support you every step of the way. 

Canoe Wales is the Welsh delivery centre for the British Canoeing awards, which means that we are responsible for operating the awards within Wales. 

Explore these pages to find out how to become a qualified coach or leader - and if you have any questions or would like some advice, you can always contact our Coaching Manager at

Become a Coach

Coaches help athletes to develop their skills in a range of different paddlesport disciplines. Find out more about how to become a coach. 

Become a Leader

Leaders take groups of paddlers on safe, quality, enjoyable trips based on their group’s needs and aspirations. Find out more about how to become a leader. 

Safety and Navigation Training

These courses can be completed by anyone wishing to learn the skills that ensure you and your fellow paddlers are safer out on the water. Whether you’re a coach, leader or paddler, staying safe on the water is fundamental to enjoying the sport. Find out more information about the courses available.

Find a Course Provider

Once you know what course or award you'd like to pursue, you'll need to find a course provider. Find out more about how to find a course provider.

Become a Training Provider

If you want to become a Training Provider, you'll need to first check that you meet the requirements for the course or award you'd like to deliver. Find out more about how to become a Provider. 
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