Coach Education

Paddlesport Instructor

The qualification will support the instructor with practical skills such as kitting up a group and getting afloat, initial familiarisation activities, games and activities to support learning and how to use mini journeys to support learning, inspire adventure and exploration. This will be enhanced with support on how these sessions can be delivered in a way that is enjoyable, safe and rewarding.

What are the prerequisites? 

The candidate entry requirements are as follows: 

• Full National Association Delivery Centre Membership; 

• National Association Delivery Centre registration; 

• British Canoeing Foundation Safety and Rescue Training; 

• Personal paddling and rescue competence; 

• 14 years of age, or older. 

Candidates under 18 years of age should check the suitability of the course with a tutor before attendance. 

Course cost £200

Course Dates:

22 january 2021

    Core Coach training

    Through a practical based course you will explore different approaches to coaching, understanding and enabling learning, and some core coaching skills. You will also be supported in evolving your personal coaching development plan to enable you to take your learning into practice after the course. 

    What are the prerequisites? 

    Full National Association Membership. 

    You will also need a base level of knowledge about the discipline(s) you wish to coach; this provides the content of WHAT you will be coaching. Whilst the British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor eLearning covers the expected prior knowledge of the HOW to coach content. Your course provider can provide further guidance.

      Coach award Disapline specific

       On your Discipline Specific Training (DST) course you will focus on how to coach technical and tactical skills. The course will help you plan and deliver safe, enjoyable, progressive coaching sessions and you’ll explore specifics to help you coach some typical athletes/learners relevant to you/your discipline. 

       What are the prerequisites?

      Full National Association Membership; 

      • Relevant Leadership Award for some disciplines (moderate and advanced water awards)

      • Core Coach Training (or equivalent)