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Level 3 Training - Sea Kayak

Course Overview

This is a 2 day training course as part of the third level certificate in coaching paddlesports. The course 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 includes managing a safe and effective coaching environment, delivering coaching within an annual programme, developing motor skills and developing cognitive skills.

Experience Required

BCU/UKCC Level 3 Core Training completed in the last 2 years. BCU 4 Star Leader or BCU Level 3 Coach in the relevant discipline. Completed the Level 2 Moderate Water Endorsement for sea kayak and attend at least one BCU Intermediate Module.

With MEALS & Accommodation: £390

NO MEALS OR Accommodation: £330



Scheduled Dates

blackBlack = Open for booking

blackGreen = Guaranteed to run (additional places are limited please email to enquire)

blackRed = Course fully booked

 

05 - 06 Jun 2017

07 - 08 Oct 2017




Detailed Course Notes

You should be 18 years old to attend this course.

Is it for me?

Are you an active coach BCU UKCC Level 2 coach? Do you work with groups of students over longer periods possibly up to a year or more? Do you regularly lead or coach people on the sea in moderate tidal conditions? Would you like to be able to coach them more effectively than you currently do? Or is this where you'd like to take your coaching? Do you hold the 4* Leaders award for Sea kayak and have the Moderate Water Endorsement for sea kayak? Have you attended the BCU UKCC Level 3 core training module and completed all the other necessary prerequisites? If so then this is the next step in your coaching progression.


Pre-requisites

The British Canoe Union (BCU) 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 British Canoeing, Canoe Wales, Canoe Scotland or Canoe Association of Northern Ireland by completing a CR Form.



Plus:

Completed BCU-UKCC Level 3 Coach Training (within last 2 years)

Hold BCU 4 Star Leader in relevant discipline or 'old scheme' Level 3 in the relevant discipline


Hold a Moderate Water Endorsement for sea kayak

Have completed at least one BCU Intermediate Module


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




We will cover

During the two days we will contextualise the content of the BCU UKCC Level 3 core training course in a moderate tidal water setting. Together we will develop your understanding of the technical and tactical components of sea kayaking and look at how to effectively sequence teaching progressions of these skills for you students. We'll look at how as a coach you can manage this dynamic environment so that you are able to be effective with your coaching as well as keeping your students safe. At the end of the course you will receive an individualised action plan to aid your continued development.




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

  • Sea Kayak handling – Doug cooper
  • Sea Kayaking – Gordon Brown
  • Sea Kayak Navigation – Franco Ferrero
  • Sea Kayaking - Nigel Robinson & Alun Richardson
  • BCU Coaching Handbook- Ed Franco Ferrero
  • BCU Level 2 support booklet – 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.

    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
    Accommodation during your course
    Breakfast & evening meal
    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.

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?

  • 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

  • Towel

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

  • Bouyancy aid

  • Helmet

  • Drinks bottle

  • Flask

  • 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

  • Boat

  • Paddle

  • Spraydeck (if kayaking)

  • Safety and rescue kit (you would normally carry)

  • Cheque book for any BCU fees due

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.


  • Wetsuit

  • Paddling cag

  • Buoyancy aid

  • Helmet

  • Dry bag

  • Large kit bag (for wet paddling kit)

  • Boat

  • Paddle

  • Spraydeck (if kayaking)

  • All safety and rescue kit

For safety and rescue courses only a dry suit will be provided if required







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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