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Course Overview

Experience Required

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Detailed Course Notes

You should be 18 years old to attend this course.

Is it for me?

Have you completed the BCU UKCC level 1 course? Would you like to develop your coaching further? Would you like to be able to work unsupervised and in any craft on sheltered water? Do you hold at least one BCU 3* award? Yes? Then this is the next step.


The British Canoeing strictly requires that all students are registered prior to commencing the course. They will not allow non-registered participants to undertake the course.
You will need to register with either Canoe England, Canoe Wales, Canoe Scotland or Canoe Association of Northern Ireland by completing a CR Form.


Hold BCU-UKCC Level 1 Coach Award or 'old scheme' BCU Level 2 Coach Award or above

Hold 3 Star in at least one discipline

Completed pre-course tasks in your Level 2 folder

You will need to bring your Level 2 folder and all your supporting paperwork with you (CR form, certificates etc.)

What we cover

This is a predominately practical course and many of our sessions will be out on the water. These practical sessions will be supported by some classroom based learning. The early part of the course will be spent developing you understanding of the coaching process with the latter looking at how to apply these techniques to you coaching. We will look at how people learn, different coaching styles, feedback techniques, how to make sessions engaging and enjoyable, how to structure effective teaching sessions and how to plan a series of development coaching session. We will use local flat water venues and simple moving water venues. At the end of the course you will receive an individualised action plan to aid your continued development.

During the week we will look at the following areas:

  • Risk Management

  • Group Management

  • Teaching Skills

  • Games

  • Supervisory Skills

  • Incident Management and accident procedure

  • Safety and Rescue Skills

  • Teaching Practice

Useful Books

BCU Canoe and kayak Handbook- Ed Franco Ferrero
BCU Coaching Handbook- Ed Franco Ferrero
BCU Long Term Paddler Development pathway Booklet – BCU Supplies
BCU Level 2 support booklet – BCU Supplies
Top Tips for Coaches – Plas y Brenin staff – BCU Supplies
Canoe and Kayak Games – Rouse and Collins
Just Add Water by Paul Hurrell
Coaching Science – Theory into Practice Terry McMorris and Tudor Hale ISBN O/470/01098/3

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?

Customer Reviews For This Course

Faith Restored

Nigel Stephenson

Really pleased with my week at PYB. The coaches did a great job of supplementing the 'How to coach' focus of the Level 2 training with some excellent sessions on 'What to coach'.

I'm not a great fan of the BCU/UKCC approach, and considered stopping coaching after the level 1. I think its really important that coaches understand what they're teaching .

Having had a few days to digest the experience, I'm confident that that I'm more equipped than ever to deliver some good quality coaching. I'm really looking forward to the next season.

I'm really pleased I chose this course and thank my club (North Avon) for helping to fund the experience. A definite 11/10!

PS food and accommodation weren't bad either ;-)

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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