BCU/UKCC Level 3 Generic Core Training
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This is a 3 day training course as part of the third level certificate in coaching Paddlesports. The course is for those wishing to coach in their specialist discipline where they are likely to have responsibility for participant development for up to a year. It is the ideal level of award for those people in charge of a club or centre which delivers regular linked paddlesports sessions. This core training course is a generic course and for those candidates holding the necessary prerequisites and who have registered with the BCU, and will cover all the elements of the training syllabus. This includes developing personal coaching practice, designing, managing, monitoring and analysing effective coaching as part of an annual programme.
The core module must be completed prior to attending the discipline specific Level 3 module.
BCU Level 2 Training, BCU Level 3 Coach (old scheme)plus coaching processes course or BCU Level 3 Coach (old scheme)
plus Level 2 Transfer course.
With MEALS & Accommodation:
NO MEALS OR Accommodation: £370
Black = Open for booking
Green = Guaranteed to run (additional places are limited please email to enquire)
Red = Course fully booked
29 Apr - 01 May 2017
Detailed Course Notes
You should be 18 years old to attend this course.
Is it for me?
Do you coach regularly? Are you interested in developing your coaching performance so that you can be even more effective as a coach? Would you like to be able to plan more long-term programmes for your students? Are you a BCU UKCC Level 2 Coach? Or did you qualify as a Level 3 coach in the previous coaching structure and have also attended a coaching processes course or Level 2 transfer training? Then this is the course to provide that 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.
Have one of the following:
Completed BCU-UKCC Level 2 Coach Training (within last 12 months)
Hold BCU-UKCC Level 2 Coach Award
Hold 'old scheme' BCU Level 3 Coach plus have completed BCU Coaching Processes Course (within last 5 years)
Hold BCU Level 5 Coach
You will need to bring all your supporting paperwork with you (CR form, certificates etc.)
What we cover
The early part of the course will be spent looking how to identify the most appropriate stating point for your coaching. What aspect of their performance is limiting them? And how as a coach do I know this? We'll then look at how to effectively plan the development of your students from these identified stating points. This will be developed into the final stage which will look at how to change your students' performance so that their improvements are retained long-term.
- Sea Kayak Handling – Doug Cooper
- White Water Kayaking - by Olli Grau
- 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
- 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.
If you choose to stay with us, these items are also included in the total cost:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Equipment Do You Need To Bring?
- Personal paddling equipment
- Footwear to cope with bank and boat
- Swimming costume/trunks
- Warm clothes for off the water
- Warm hat, gloves, neck gaiter/buff, sun hat
- Waterproof jacket and trousers
- Bouyancy aid
- Drinks bottle
- Lunch bag/box
- Personal first aid kit
- High factor sunscreen
- Midge repellant
- Large kit bag (for wet paddling kit)
- Notebook and pen
- BCU logbook/paperwork
- Dry bag
- Spraydeck (if kayaking)
- Safety and rescue kit (you would normally carry)
- Cheque book for any BCU fees due
- Clothing and footwear suitable for the gym
The following items are available for you to borrow from our equipment stores free of charge so you don't need to rush out and buy them.
- Paddling cag
- Buoyancy aid
- Dry bag
- Large kit bag (for wet paddling kit)
- Spraydeck (if kayaking)
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.