British Canoeing Whitewater Kayak Coach Training

Embark on a two-day training course that gears you towards the White Water Kayak Coach Award. Whether or not you're aiming for the qualification, you'll walk away with actionable insights to elevate your coaching in the whitewater environment.

Plas Y Brenin

2 Days

Instructor Ratio4:1


Plas Y Brenin


2 Days

Instructor Ratio


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This comprehensive two-day course is designed to bring the core coaching principles to life in the thrilling setting of whitewater kayaking. Geared towards those aspiring to achieve the Whitewater Kayak Coach Award, the course also offers abundant practical advice for those interested in ongoing learning and development.


  • Master the core coaching behaviours tailored to moderate white water conditions.
  • Gain an action plan aimed at preparing you for the White Water Kayak Coach Award Qualification or for enhancing your coaching techniques.
  • Benefit from peer and trainer feedback to sharpen your coaching skills.
  • Receive actionable guidance for your continued learning and development in white water coaching.

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What To Expect 

On the first day, you’ll be immersed in a moderate whitewater environment where you’ll apply core coaching behaviours. The second day will focus on practical application during a live coaching session, complemented by invaluable feedback from both your peers and trainers. The course wraps up with an action-planning session, ensuring you’re well-prepared for your assessment or future coaching endeavours.

Experience Required 

Prior to attending the course, you must have completed a number of prerequisites: | | Full Home Nation Association Membership | Core Coach Training | White Water Kayak 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 White Water Kayak Leader award. You’ll also need good knowledge of the discipline of white water kayaking, as this provides the content of what you’ll be coaching.

How Should I Prepare? 

You’ll need to be on top of your game for this training course. Make sure that you’re fit enough for two challenging days on white water. You should also have kayaked regularly before attending.

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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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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.