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CANCELLED British Canoeing Core Coach Training

Sat 20 Jun 09:00 - Sun 21 Jun 17:00

£120 – £180

***Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic***

The British Canoeing Coach Award is an entry point qualification which offers discipline-specific pathways across all disciplines. The Award is designed for people whose core function is to coach paddlers who want to gain/improve paddlesport skills within the discipline chosen. This will include coaching beginners new to the sport, or paddlers looking to develop their skills in the given discipline or environment.

The Coach Award content is delivered through 2-day Core Coach Training and 2-day Discipline Specific Training (22 disciplines currently available, including Sheltered Water Kayak and/or Canoe; White Water Kayak; White Water Canoe; and Open Water Canoe).

The two-day Core Coach Training course introduces the shared coaching content that is relevant to all coaches at this level, exploring different approaches to coaching, understanding and enabling learning; and some core coaching skills. It is not specific to any one discipline and will make use of a variety of craft to explore different approaches to coaching and introduce some core coaching skills. The course will be a blend of classroom and water-based activity; and you will also be supported a personal coaching development plan to enable you to take your learning into practice after the course.

Subsequent Discipline Specific Training will then focus on how to coach discipline-specific technical and tactical skills, helping coaches to plan and deliver safe, enjoyable, progressive coaching sessions and explore specifics to help coach typical athletes/learners relevant to the discipline.

You can find more details about the course at https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/level-2-coach-award/.

You need to meet the following prerequisites before attending the course:

  • Full ‘on the water’ membership of Canoe Wales / British Canoeing (etc.); and
  • A base level of knowledge about the discipline(s) you wish to coach.

Minimum 4, maximum 8 candidates.

Venue to be confirmed (somewhere in the Brecon area).

The course fee will be no more than £180, which includes coaching, equipment and certification. If more than 2 candidates attend, I will aim to reduce this fee if I can.

What to Do Now

  1. Contact me as soon as possible if you have any questions.
  2. Complete and return to me (by e-mail or post) the attached Booking Form.
  3. Pay the course deposit of £120:
    by buying a ‘ticket’ using the link below
    or contact me for other methods, e.g. let me have details if your employer or another organisation is paying
  4. Arrange Full ‘On the Water’ Membership of your ‘Home Nation’ Governing Body, if you don’t already hold this (join Canoe Wales online, if you live in Wales, using the ‘join now’ button at https://www.canoewales.com/).
  5. Let me know if you are able to bring your own craft (I can supply most, but if you have your own kayak, in particular, you might prefer to use it instead of my dodgy ‘club’ ones!).
  6. If you’ve not done any coaching before (or would like a quick refresher), the Paddlesport Instructor eLearning resources are worth a look and free to access: https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/paddlesport-instructor-elearning/
  7. If you register yourself formally for the Coach Award (optional at this stage, cost £45) you will also be able to access the Coach Award eLearning which you will need to do at some point before assessment – register online through the NGB’s Membership Portal or phone your NGB’s HQ if you’re interested in this.

Course Cancellation Policy

If the course is cancelled by me, I will offer a choice between transferring fees to the next available course or receiving a full refund. Refunds will only include fees paid to me for the event, compensation will not be paid for incidental costs or expenses and I recommend that candidates use refundable vendors for accommodation, travel etc. If you cancel your place after booking, you will be liable for the full course fee unless I can recover some or all of the cost of your place from elsewhere (e.g. if you can find another, additional, candidate to take your place).


Sat 20 Jun 09:00
Sun 21 Jun 17:00
£120 – £180


Steve Rayner
07989 412415


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