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Course Overview

Experience Required

Scheduled Dates

Detailed Course Notes

You should be 18 years old to attend this course.


Full Home Nation Association Membership

Prior to embarking on a journey through the Coach Award pathway, it is important that you:

  1. Ensure the Coach Award suits your coaching role

  2. Familiarise yourself with some key content prior to starting the face-to-face training

  3. Have started to develop your background knowledge of the discipline/s you wish to coach.

The Core Coach 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.

You will also need a base level of knowledge about the discipline(s) you wish to coach; this provides the content of WHAT you will be coaching whilst the British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor eLearning covers the expected prior knowledge of the HOW to coach content.

You will need good knowledge of the discipline(s) you wish to coach as this provides the content of WHAT you will be coaching. Prior to training, boat-based coaches should ensure that their personal skills (and leadership skills) are well practiced. This allows you to focus on developing your 'coaching', rather than your 'paddling'.

It is not suitable for those who are new to paddlesports.

Prior to booking it may be best to speak to one of our Coach Trainers.

Course content

The Coach Awards are designed for people who wish to coach paddlers who want to gain/improve paddlesport skills within a chosen discipline. This may include, for example, technical/tactical skill development, physical/psychological development, or helping people develop the skills so they can paddle safely without the need for a coach. The coach is able to plan, deliver and review progressive sessions safely, effectively and independently.

The Coach Core Training is the first step along the progression to becoming a Coach in whichever paddlesports discipline you are interested in.

During the two days you will focus on the 'How' and 'Why' skills as they relate to the Coach's role.

What's Included In The Price?

Whether you choose to stay with us or you have alternative accommodation nearby, the following items are included in the total cost.

What Equipment Do You Need To Bring?

Not found what you were 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 any of our courses 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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