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Level 3 Assessment

Course Overview

This is a one day assessment course as part of the third level certificate in coaching paddlesports. This courses follows the level 3 core training course and, for those candidates holding the necessary prerequisites who have also registered with the BCU, will cover all the elements of the discipline specific syllabi. This is includes managing a safe and effective coaching environment, delivering coaching within an annual programme, developing motor skills and developing cognitive skills. This assessment can be completed in white water kayak, sea kayak or canoe.

Experience Required

BCU/UKCC Level 3 Core training, BCU UKCC Level 3 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.

Scheduled Dates

Detailed Course Notes

You should be 18 years old to attend this course.

Is it for me?


Have you attended the BCU UKCC Level 3 core training course? Have you attended the BCU UKCC Level 3 discipline specific training course for your chosen discipline (white water, sea kayak or canoe)? Have you completed all the necessary supporting modules? Have you completed the development phase of the BCU UKCC Level 3 award and relevant assessment tasks? If so then it's time for the final assessment.


What we cover


During the day you will be assessed against the outstanding assessment tasks as set out in the BCU UKCC Level 3 syllabi. You will be assessed either coaching the students you have been working with throughout the development phase or unknown students that we will provide.


The assessment will be held on white-water up to grade 2 for white water kayak, moderate water for canoe and moderate sea conditions for sea kayak.


At the end of the course you will receive an individualised action plan to aid your continued development.


It is important that at the time of booking you let us know


  • If you will be bringing your own students to coach on the assessment or if you would prefer to coach unknown students that we provide

  • The discipline you would like to be assessed in - white water kayak, sea kayak or canoe

There will be a small BCU fee payable on completion of this course, please bring a cheque book as we are required to send fee's direct to the BCU and they are unable to accept cash or cards.



Useful Books


  • BCU Coaching Handbook

  • BCU Long Term Paddler Development pathway Booklet – BCU Supplies

  • BCU Level 2 support booklet – BCU Supplies

  • Coaching Science – Theory into Practice Terry McMorris and Tudor Hale ISBN O/470/01098/3


You may also find the following books useful for


White Water Kayak


  • White-water Safety and Rescue - Franco Ferrero

  • White Water Kayaking - by Olli Grau


Canoe


  • White-water Safety and Rescue - Franco Ferrero


Sea Kayak


  • Sea Kayak Handling – Doug cooper

  • Sea Kayaking – Gordon Brown

  • Sea Kayak Navigation – Franco Ferrero

  • Sea Kayaking - Nigel Robinson & Alun Richardson

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.

    Free tea, coffee or selected hot drinks for the duration of your visit
    Afternoon tea & homemade cakes
    Instruction/coaching
    Kayak or canoe hire
    Secure boat storage (if you choose to bring your own boat)
    Equipment hire
    Free (low-speed) wifi access in the bar & dining room
    In course transport
    Railway station pick up & drop off (please call to arrange)
    Parking with CCTV surveillance
    Free use of climbing wall, gym, MTB skills course & rolling pool


    If you choose to stay with us, these items are also included in the total cost:

    Accommodation the night before your course
    Breakfast
    Bar Lunch/packed lunch

Accommodation For This Course

Plas y Brenin Main House

Your course is based at Plas y Brenin, The National Mountain Sports Centre in Capel Curig, North Wales, LL24 0ET.



If you are staying with us,

If you have chosen to add accommodation onto this course or holiday it is usually in the main house in a comfy en-suite room (normally shared with another guest). Each room has tea and coffee making facilities and all bed linen and towels are provided.

This includes accommodation the night before your first day. Your room will be available from 6pm. On your last day you will need to vacate your room by 10am. It is sometimes possible to arrange to stay an extra night please phone 01690 720214 for availability and cost.

Secure storage facilities, showers and toilets are available for you to use on your departure day once you have checked out of your room should you need them, please ask at reception.

Also included, if you chosen to add accommodation, are all your meals - breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea and freshly baked cakes and a three course evening meal. Please bear in mind an evening meal is not provided on the night before your course or on the last day of your course but our bar will be serving meals from 7.00pm until 8.45pm.




If you are are not staying with us but coming in each day,

If you choose to come in daily for your course or holiday you will need to arrive ready for a 9am welcome talk on the first day. For the rest of your course or holiday you will need to be here for 9.15am. We return from a full day of activity, usually in time for tea and cakes at 5pm (included).

There are more activities from 5.30 - 6.30 on some days of your course or holiday, please check on the first day.

For most of our awards and qualification courses there will be further evening sessions on some days which you need to attend, please check on the first day.

There is an 8pm adventure talk by one of our coaches on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday evenings which you are welcome to come to. Find out more about the upcoming talks here.

On the final day you will be finished by 5pm.

For courses based on-site our bar will be serving lunches from 12pm until 2pm or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

If your course is based away from the centre then you will need to bring a packed lunch with you. Each evening our bar serves evening meals from 7pm until 8.45pm if you wish to eat here.

You can arrange to have any of the following meals - breakfast, packed lunch and a three course centre dinner, by contacting our customer services team on 01690 720214 or
info@pyb.co.uk.

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What Equipment Do You Need To Bring?

Please bring your own paddling kit for yourself and your students. We can provide boats for your students if needed.


You will also need:


  • Lunch bag/box

  • Drinks bottle

  • Cheque book for any BCU fees due

  • BCU logbook/paperwork





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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