Bradford and Bingley Canoe Club
Bradford and Bingley Canoe Club

The club coach accreditation system

The club's Trustees are the ultimate deployers of coaches.


All coaches working inside the club are Assistants to the Trustees.


That means that you're working under the auspices of the club and will have legal and insurance protection.


To become an Assistant to the Trustees, you need the role and remit of a Paddlesport Activity Assistant (PAA) from the club. This is certificated by British Canoeing with an actual certificate.


Anyone in the PAA group can help you through the process. That's Julie, Wendy, Sally, Mark, Paul or Tony. It's 5 steps.

The 5 steps


Step 1 Have a chat with anyone in the PAA group about what to do.


Step 2 Read through the two documents below. Maybe even print them off.

Roles and Remits of Paddlesport Activity Assistants
This describes the coaching roles in the club. Roles and responsibilities are outlined. Some are live and others still in draft form, simply awaiting interest to develop the role. Which one interests you?
BBCC PAA Role and Remits overview 180920[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [64.5 KB]
The skills, knowledge and qualifications you'll need
A detailed spreadsheet showing what you need in order to get accredited. There may be things in here you don't have yet, but training can be arranged and we'll help you find relevant courses if you need them.
BBCC PAA Role Mapping 180920.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [100.4 KB]

Step 3 Do a bit of box-ticking on those documents. Which role suits your abilites and what you want to do?


Step 4 Ask to have an observed session and a chat to review that session.


Step 5 The observers then recommend to the PAA Group whether you should receive accreditation and a role. If it's a yes, then you receive a certificate and you're good to go. If no, then you'll already have been guided through what you need to do to get a yes.


All the best with it. It's alright!

Club Standard Operating Procedures
Our standard operating procedures: how we run. This is required by British Canoeing and when you joined, you signed to say you'd read it. Aspiring to take responsibility for club sessions? You need to read it again!
Standard Operating Procedures 180728.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [73.7 KB]

Saturday 15th May

White Water Racing at the club:

a cool event with visitors from around the country sprinting straight(ish) down the course.


How do I join in?

Talk to Mark.

Tuesday 18th May

6pm Ladies sesh: an hour or so of fun in different boats, trying different things.

We'll try this for a few weeks and if it's popular, we'll keep on with it.


Thursday 20th May

6.00pm Junior slalom


Thursday 20th May

Club session: 6.45pm

groups of 6 well spaced. Contact Judith for a place.

Tuesday 1st June

New membership year

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