British Canoeing Whitewater Kayak Coach Assessment

Prepare for the White Water Kayak Coach Assessment, where you will be evaluated on coaching skills for paddling on Grade 2-3 white water. Successful completion takes you closer to the White Water Kayak Coach Award Qualification.

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This assessment focuses on your ability to function as a White Water Kayak coach, emphasizing coaching skills for Grade 2-3 white water. Successfully passing this assessment is a significant step towards obtaining your White Water Kayak Coach Award Qualification.


During the assessment, you will deliver two coaching sessions lasting 90 minutes each in moderate white water conditions. Additionally, you will be evaluated on your personal skills, leadership capabilities, and proficiency in safety and rescue techniques. The assessment aims to ensure that you can coach effectively in challenging whitewater environments.

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To excel in this assessment, it’s essential to be physically prepared for challenging days on white water. Regular kayaking experience is also crucial before attending. Expect a rigorous evaluation that assesses your coaching skills, personal proficiency, leadership qualities, and safety and rescue capabilities in Grade 2-3 white water settings. This assessment offers a significant opportunity to showcase your coaching expertise in demanding white water conditions and brings you closer to your White Water Kayak Coach Award Qualification.

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

Experience Required

Prior to your Coach Award Assessment you are required to have completed a number of prerequisites, in summary;

  • Registration Coach Award
  • eLearning Coach Award
  • Core Training Coach Award
  • Discipline Specific Training
  • White Water Kayak Leadership Award
  • The following minimum standards of deployment:
    • In date First Aid Training
    • Safeguarding Training
    • Full Home Nation Association Membership
    • Aged 16 or over at the time of assessment

Specific details (and acceptable alternatives) are provided in the Coach Award Course Guide.

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