British Canoeing White Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) Training

Experience the thrill of paddling challenging white-water in an open canoe and learn to teach others to do the same with our expert guidance.

Plas y Brenin

2 Days

Instructor Ratio4:1


Plas y Brenin


2 Days

Instructor Ratio


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Welcome to our Open Water Canoe Coach Training course, focused on the Advanced Water qualification. Drawing from our years of experience, we’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills to excel in coaching open canoeing in advanced white-water environments. Whether you’re working towards the Open Water Canoe Coach Award (Advanced Water) Qualification or simply seeking practical guidance for your development, this course is tailored to your needs.


Our primary objective is to provide you with invaluable guidance to support your journey towards achieving the Open Water Canoe Coach Award (Advanced Water) Qualification. Even if you’re not pursuing the qualification, you’ll leave with a wealth of practical insights to enhance your ongoing learning and development.

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During this course, day one will involve applying Coach Core behaviours in the context of advanced white-water environments. On day two, you’ll put these principles into practice during a coaching session, receiving peer and trainer feedback for improvement. The course concludes with an action planning session, ensuring you’re well-prepared for assessment.

* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

Experience Required

You’ll need the following prerequisites prior to attending the course| Full Home Nation Association Membership| Core Coach Training| Advanced Canoe Leader Award.

How Should I Prepare?

To get the most out of this training, ensure you’re in top physical condition for two challenging days on advanced water. Regular canoeing experience is recommended before attending, as this course is designed for those ready to take their skills to the next level in the world of open canoe coaching on advanced white-water.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Your experience will take place in the heart of the extraordinary Eryri National Park. Our National Outdoor Centre features accommodation, a bar, dining, and more. And while you’re here, why not check out some local gems?

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Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.