Canoe Sport Coaching are very proud to support coaches through this award, and ensure the assessment is as unobtrusive and relaxed as possible. Our feedback speaks volumes and our clients very often further this award with us, going on to Moderate Water coaching and leading.

Before presenting for assessment, candidates must complete the Assessment Check In with their Home Nation Association to ensure they meet all of the prerequisites.

Assessment Check In Service
Check In is a new process for coaches who are planning to attend a Coach Award Assessment course.

It’s free, quick and confirmation sent straight to your inbox*. This should then be shared with the assessor to confirm eligibility for assessment.

The purpose of Check In is to confirm the coach holds all prerequisites, saving time on the day of the assessment, as the assessor doesn’t need to check certificates and paperwork.

Please do not try to check in unless you hold all prerequisites, including the completion of Coach Award eLearning module (unless you intend to submit your workbook and portfolio).

Confirmation of Check In will not be issued until the conditions are met.

Please click here to Check In Online.

Assessment Tasks
At assessment, candidates will be required to complete the following assessment tasks

  • Assessment Discussion Task
  • Practical Coaching
  • Rescue Skills
  • Personal Skills*
  • Background Knowledge, Understanding and Experience

For more information about the Coach Award assessment, please read the Assessment Day Pack.

*The Personal Skills element of assessment is not applicable to the coaches pursuing the Freestyle, Polo, Racing, Slalom or Wild Water Racing qualifications. It is applicable to all other Coach Awards.


Upon successful completion of each of these tasks the course provider will recommend the candidate for certification.