Sheltered Water Coach Training

Sheltered Water Coach Training


Course Overview

The British Canoeing Coach Award is a coach education program which delivers 18 unique discipline specific pathways. Each of these pathways start with the Core Training Course which focuses on ‘how’ to coach and ‘who’ we are coaching.  Once the Core Coach is completed, learners may matriculate to a 2-day Discipline Specific Training Course that focuses on ‘what’ we coach and ‘where’ we coach.  The Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water) Training consists of 17 sessions designed to bring the content delivered during the Core Coach Training to life in a sheltered water setting.  The training course will provide learners with opportunities for practical application and reflection.  In addition, it will also provide content for an action plan that will guide you as you prepare for assessment.   

Relevant Information about the British Canoeing Coach Award and Discipline Specific Training.

·       Coach Award Overview

·       British Canoeing Courses for Coaches

·       British Canoeing Pathways

·       Coach Award Course Guide



Discipline Specific Training Prerequisites


Personal Skills:

While the course focuses on ‘how’ to coach and ‘who’ we coach students should possess appropriate paddling skills so that they are able to fully engage in training.  To aid you in determining if you are at the appropriate level of readiness please refer to the ‘Skills Checklist’ on page 21 of the Coach Award Course Guide

Coaching Knowledge:

If you currently do not hold a Level 1 Coach or Paddlesport Instructor Award, or if you do, and would like a refresher of the Paddlesport Instructor Award (formerly Level 1 Coach) course content, please complete the Paddlesport Instructor eLearning Modules

Coach Assessment:

If you plan to progress to assessment you are required to register with British Canoeing International or your Home Nation by completing a Coach Registration Form (CR).  Once registered you will be given access to the Coach Award eLearning Support Modules and the Develop your Coaching Craft eLearning. We will provide additional information pertaining to coach registration and preparing for assessment during the DST.

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