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Awards and Qualifications

The British Canoeing Awarding Body is the independent qualifications and training body for Paddle UK and the national associations for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Nurturing Athlete Talent

The England Talent Programme launched in April 2013. It aims to develop a world leading talent infrastructure for athletes throughout England. It is led and

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ShePaddles

Sport England have reported that there are 2 million fewer women than men regularly participating in sport and exercise. The opportunity for sporting bodies such

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Great choice! First step is your postcode...

Membership is determined by where you live in the UK. So, enter your residential postcode below and we can signpost you. Note that Scotland and Northern Ireland membership do not come with a waterways licence. No licence is required to paddle in these countries. Only waterways in England and Wales require a licence. If you are unsure use our waterways licence look up.

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Paddle Scotland

As you reside in POSTCODE you need to join Paddle Scotland. Note that Scotland membership doesn’t include a waterways licence. No licence is needed to paddle in Scotland.

Use the button below to visit the Paddle Scotland website to learn more about membership and to join.

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Paddle Northern Ireland

As you reside in POSTCODE you need to join Paddle Northern Ireland. Note that Northern Ireland membership doesn’t include a waterways licence. No licence is needed to paddle in Northern Ireland.

Use the button below to visit the Paddle Northern Ireland website to learn more about membership and to join.

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Canoe Wales

As you reside in POSTCODE you need to join Canoe Wales.

Use the button below to visit the Canoe Wales website to learn more about membership and to join.