British Canoeing Advanced White Water Canoe Coach Training

Join us for a comprehensive two-day training which brings the British Canoeing Core Coach training to life in advanced white water environments.
If you’re looking to coach canoeing on grade 3 (4) white water, then this course is for you.

Plas y Brenin

2 Days

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Plas y Brenin


2 Days

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This training will help to develop your technical knowledge and will aid you in applying the content covered in the Core Coach award to coaching paddlers in an advanced white water environment focusing on the How, What and Where of coaching.
You’ll leave with an action plan to advance your coaching skills and help you to prepare for the advanced white water canoe coach assessment.
This training delves into the essential elements of coach training, focusing on advanced white water environments for canoes, grade 3/4. Whether you’re working towards Coach Award Qualifications or seeking practical guidance for ongoing learning and development, this course offers valuable insights. You’ll explore coaching theories and practices, aligning with British Canoeing standards, and leave equipped with an action plan to enhance your coaching journey.


To develop your technical knowledge.
To transfer the content learnt on the British Canoeing Core Coach Training into an advanced white water environment.
To prepare you for your British Canoeing Advanced White Water Canoe Coach Assessment.
Understanding the Who, What, How and Where of coaching.

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The training unfolds over two days, with day one dedicated to applying Coach Core behaviours in advanced white water settings. On day two, you’ll put these principles into practice during a coaching session, receiving peer feedback, observation, and trainer guidance. The course culminates with an action planning session to prepare you for future assessments and continued development.

Experience Required

Prior to attending the course, you must have completed a number of prerequisites:

Full Home Nation Association Membership
Core Coach Training
Advanced White Water Canoe Leader Award

Your personal paddling skills should be well developed so that the full focus of the course is on coaching skills. We also recommend that you’re able to demonstrate the skills you’ve developed from the Advanced White Water Canoe Leader award. You’ll also need good knowledge of white water canoeing, as this provides the content of what you’ll be coaching.

How Should I Prepare?

To make the most of this training ensure you have a high level of competency in your craft in a grade 3 environment. Look back over the content covered in your core coach training.

Familiarise yourself with the British Canoeing course content here


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