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Kayak Awards And Qualifications

Plas y Brenin is unique as a British Canoeing approved centre. We offer an extensive range of coach education courses with more dates available than any of our competitors. Our coaching team's collective experience and qualifications are unrivalled in the UK, with more level five and aspirant level five coaches than any other centre. But it is our staff's commitment to, and passion for, paddling that really makes them shine. Each one is dedicated to making sure you develop to the best of your ability both as a paddler and a coach. This successful mix is the reason so many people visit us and keep on visiting, enjoying continuity as they move on through their coaching career. Our influence in the world of UK paddling is highly evident, wherever you paddle in the UK. It is no underestimation to say you will come into direct contact with a Plas y Brenin Coach or a Coach who was trained or assessed here at some time.

How to Coach Rolling

Whether you are a club coach or a volunteer that coaches kayaking, why not improve your skills to include coaching an effective roll. During these two days in our indoor heated pool you'll examine th...........

Experience Required: Ideal for an active club coach with a solid personal roll who would like develop their skills to include coaching rolling.

Cost from £132 (2 Days)

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Coach Core Training

This course is specifically designed to support coaches working towards the Coach Award Qualifications, but it is also appropriate, and repeatable, as stand-alone training to support ongoing learning ...........

Experience Required: The Coach Core Training course focus, in the main, is on HOW to coach. Coaches who have a strong base of background knowledge of the discipline that they wish to coach are better placed to be able to make the most of this learning opportunity. This provides the Coach with a range of content of WHAT to coach. It is not suitable for those who are new to paddlesports. If you are unsure it may be best to speak to one of our Coach Trainers prior to booking. For coaches who will be performing their role from the water, this includes strong personal paddling skills and practiced rescue skills.

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Sheltered Water Coach Assessment

This course is specifically designed to assess coaches working towards the Canoe and/or Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water) Award Qualifications............

Experience Required: You will be assessed coaching the generic skills required for paddling on flat water to lay sound foundations for discipline specific development in the future in Canoe and/or Kayak. This will include working with paddlers in any canoe and/or kayak in a range of sheltered water environments. You should be fully conversant with the content of the British Canoeing Coach Award documentation as it relates to Sheltered Water Coaching.

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Sheltered Water Coach Training

This course is specifically designed to support coaches working towards the Coach Award Qualifications, but it is also appropriate, and repeatable, as stand-alone training to support ongoing learning ...........

Experience Required: The Sheltered Water Coach training focuses on how to coach the discipline specific skills of canoe and kayak in sheltered water. Discipline Specific Training courses are 2 days. The training is designed for those working towards a Coach Award and is also suitable as stand-alone training.

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White Water Kayak Coach (Advanced Water) Assessment

This course is specifically designed to assess coaches working towards the White Water Kayak Coach (Advanced Water) Award Qualifications............

Experience Required: This course will assess your ability to operate as a White Water Kayak Coach (Advanced Water). White Water Kayak Coaches (Advanced Water) are able to coach the skills required for paddling a White Water Kayak on Grade 3-4(5) white water. This will include working with paddlers in White Water Kayaks in a range of the Advanced White Water Kayak environments outlined above. You should be fully conversant with the content of the British Canoeing Coach Award documentation as it relates to Advanced White Water Kayak Coaching.

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White Water Kayak Coach (Advanced Water) Training

This course is specifically designed to assess coaches working towards the White Water Kayak Coach Award Qualifications............

Experience Required: You will be assessed coaching White Water Kayaking skills. White Water Kayak Coaches are able to coach the skills required for paddling a White Water Kayak on Grade 2 white water, and to lay sound foundations for Advanced White Water Kayaking development in the future. This will include working with paddlers in White Water Kayaks in a range of the White Water Kayak environments outlined above. You should be fully conversant with the content of the British Canoeing Coach Award documentation as it relates to White Water Kayak Coaching.

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White Water Kayak Coach Assessment

A one day assessment course based on the White Water Kayak Coach Syllabus. ...........

Experience Required: White Water Kayak Coach Training or Level 2 moderate water endorsement training in appropriate discipline. Plus all over British Canoeing prerequisites.

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White Water Kayak Coach Training

This course is specifically designed to support coaches working towards the White Water Kayak Coach Award Qualification, it is also appropriate, and repeatable, as stand-alone training to support ongo...........

Experience Required: The White Water Kayak Coach training focuses on how to coach the discipline specific skills of White Water kayaking on Moderate White Waters i.e. up to and including grade 2-3 White Water. Discipline Specific Training courses are 2 days. The training is designed for those working towards the White Water Kayak Coach Award and is also suitable as stand-alone training.

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Complete 2 Star Training and Assessment

The BCU 2 Star is an improvement award that helps paddlers develop fundamental paddlesport skills on flat water in a variety of craft. The emphasis is on gaining a breadth of experience, moving of the...........

Experience Required: experience of paddling two different craft.

Cost from £357 (5 Days)

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Complete 3 Star (Training and Assessment) White Water Kayak

The Three Star award is a big deal these days and although the training can be complete in two days, our coaches feel this can be too intense for many paddlers. This five day programme allows you to ...........

Experience Required:  Two Star skills, though the award itself is not a requirement.

Cost from £357 (5 Days)

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White Water Kayak Leader Training

This two day programme provides the minimum training requirements for this award. The course will cover the personal paddling and leadership skills necessary to prepare you for your four star leaders ...........

Experience Required: Three Star skills.

Cost from £205 (2 Days)

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White Water Kayak Leader Enhanced Training

We have designed this five day programme to provide and exceed the training requirements for this award. The course will cover the paddling, leadership and safety skills necessary to prepare you for y...........

Experience Required:  Three Star skills

Cost from £415 (5 Days)

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White Water Kayak Leader Assessment

A two day assessment course based on the new syllabus. ...........

Experience Required: You need to be an experienced paddler, with 4 star leadership skills. Please bring proof with you if you have the 3 star award (or the old style 4 star award), proof of 4 star ww leader training completed in the last 3 years or BCU approved APL, a current LR form and your log book to be signed. * This course was previously known as 'BCU 4 Star Leaders Award Assessment - White Water Kayak'

Cost from £205 (2 Days)

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Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Enhanced Training

We have designed this five day programme to provide and exceed the training requirements for this award. The course will cover the paddling, leadership and safety skills necessary to prepare you for y...........

Experience Required: White Water Leader Award or proof of BC approved APL

Cost from £415 (5 Days)

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Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Assessment

A two-day assessment course based on the new syllabus. * This course was formerly known as 'BCU 5 Star Award Assessment - White Water Kayak'...........

Experience Required: Kayak Leader Training with the last 3 years and relevant advanced safety and rescue training

Cost from £205 (2 Days)

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Paddlesports Instructor training and Assessment

This is the first level course for people wishing to become a paddlesports coach. The course covers all elements of the syllabus. Including the foundation safety and rescue test. On successful comple...........

Experience Required: You will need to hold the new 2 star personal performance award and be able to demonstrate these skills paddling a kayak and solo canoe. A valid first aid certificate is not required but is highly recommended.

PLEASE ENSURE you contact the British Canoing (0845 370 9500 www.bcu.org.uk) and complete any pre course administration and paperwork prior to attending the course, and bring all paperwork with you.

Cost from £410 (5 Days)

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Sheltered Water Coach Assessment

If successful, this one-day assessment leads to certification as a level 2 coach in paddlesports. Candidates must present a completed workbook before assessment and complete the practical components o...........

Experience Required: Hold a valid First Aid certificate, Hold 3 star award in the discipline being assessed.
Be 18 years of age or over, Completed level 2 training, Completed 20 hours of relevant coaching experience, relevant child protection training, assessment tasks in assessment pack and completed Level 2 workbook.

Cost from £175 (1 Days)

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White Water Kayak Coach Training

A 2 day training course that will help you to contextualise the Coach Core training into the moderate white water environment. During the course we will develop your technical understanding, 'how to' ...........

Experience Required: Coach Core Training, or British Caneoing UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport, White Water Kayak Leader Award or British Canoeing 4 Star Leader Award in the appropriate discipline, be 18 Years old or older and hold a recognised 8 hour first aid award.

Cost from £163 (2 Days)

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White Water Kayak Coach Assessment

A one day assessment course based on the White Water Kayak Coach Syllabus. ...........

Experience Required: White Water Kayak Coach Training or Level 2 moderate water endorsement training in appropriate discipline. Plus all other British Canoeing prerequisites.

Cost from £200 (1 Days)

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Performance Coach Core Training

This is a 3 day training course as part of the Performance Coach Award. The course is for those wishing to coach in their specialist discipline where they are likely to have responsibility for partici...........

Experience Required: Coach Core training plus a discipline specific training, or British Canoeing Level 2 Training, British Canoeing Level 3 Coach (old scheme) plus coaching processes course or British Canoeing Level 3 Coach (old scheme) plus Coach Core Training course.

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Performance White Water Kayak Coach Training

This is a 2 day training course as part of the Performance Coach award. The course follows the Performance Coach Core training course and, for those candidates holding the necessary prerequisites who ...........

Experience Required: Performance Coach Core Training completed in the last 2 years. White Water Kayak Leader or British Canoeing 4 Star Leader or British Canoeing Level 3 Coach in the relevant discipline. Hold the White Water Kayak Coach Award and attend at least one British Canoeing Intermediate Module.

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Performance Coach Assessment

This is a one-day assessment course as part of the certificate in Performance Coaching. This course follows the Performance Coach Core training course and Discipline Specific Coach training, for those...........

Experience Required: British Canoeing Core Coach Training and Discipline Specific training completed in the last 2 years (in your chosen discipline), 8 hours first aid, 18 years or older and completed tasks in candidate assessment packs.

Cost from £270 (1 Days)

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Intermediate Module in Coaching the Mind

This module allows the coach to see beyond the obvious physical and technical challenges into the all important mental skills. From arousal management and mental rehearsal to tactical performance, you...........

Experience Required: Appropriate for Level 2 & 3

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Can't find what you are looking for?

You can hire one of our coaches instructors or guides from only £250 per day. They'll tailor the day to suit your aims and aspirations perfectly.
You can enjoy one to one coaching for that cost or if you get together as a group, depending on the activity, you can split that cost between up to 6 of you. If you are a group we can run one of the courses listed above on a date that suits you and your friends or you could just write your own agenda for a week or weekend and we'll price it up for you - with or without accommodation. What's more, just like out normal course fees, our private instructor hire charge covers all your equipment too.
Click on the link below to fill in a request form and one of our coaches will call you back (or e-mail if you'd prefer) to discuss things in detail with you.

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