Canoe and Kayak Coach

Description

20 CPD Points
  • Do you want to coach canoeing and kayaking?
  • Want to support your club?
  • Looking to start your career in coaching paddlesport?

If the answer is yes to any of those questions, the Canoe and Kayak (Sheltered Water) Coach Award could be for you!

Why become a Canoe and Kayak Coach?

First of all, you will be joining a community of like minded individuals, keen to learn, develop and have fun whilst sharing their love of paddlesport. The Coach Award supports your development through formal and informal opportunities, part of your journey will involve an assessment, but this is just the start as we believe in life long opportunities for learning.

You can use the Coach Award to support you if your a:

  • Self employed coach
  • Volunteer or work at a clubs,
  • Work at a centre  or for an organisation.

It is an appropriate level of training for those looking to develop individuals paddlesport knowledge and skills in a sheltered water environment.

Being a Canoe and Kayak coach can be challenging as you will need to demonstrate competence in both Canoe and Kayak.

(We also offer the following qualification options Canoe Coach, Kayak Coach and Stand up Paddleboard Coach).

However organisations often look to recruit Canoe and Kayak Coaches for lead Instructor, chief instructor roles at multi activity sites.

What can a Canoe and Kayak Coach do?

Designed, to support you to coach paddlers who want to gain/improve their paddlesport skills.

You will coach in canoe and/or kayak in the sheltered water environment. This will include coaching beginners new to the sport, or paddlers looking to develop their skills.

As a Coach you can work independently or you could be deployed by a club, centre or organisation. Being a Canoe and Kayak Coach allows you to design coaching to support your learners. You will be able to provide British Canoeing Awards and Training such as:

Note: other experience, training or qualifications may be required find out more in our develop skills section.

There will be opportunities during your development to becoming a coach to progress your own paddling skills and meet like-minded people. Many of our course candidates develop long lasting friendships, connections and contacts.

Find out more:

Click through the tabs for more info or read the course guide here.

Registration

The Canoe and Kayak Coach has a formal registration requirement.

COACH AWARD REGISTRATION

Registration can take place at any point during your learning journey but must be done ahead of your assessment to give you the chance to complete the eLearning before your assessment.

To register you only need to hold the following prerequisites:

WHAT DOES REGISTRATION COST?

£46.80

HOW DO I REGISTER?

  • You need to access your membership portal and register through the portal.
  • Click on the registration tab and follow the on screen instructions.
  • For more information you can use our Registration Guidance.

Why do I have to Register?

Your Registration covers:

  • Coach Award eLearning. This needs to be completed before your Assessment
  • Advice, support and guidance
  • Registration services
  • Provision of Internal Verification
  • Provision of digital platforms and resources
  • Administering qualifications including e-certificate and digital records
  • Enhanced insurance
  • For more information you can use our Registration Guidance.

ASSESSMENT CHECK IN

Coach Award Assessment Check in is required before you attend your Assessment course. The purpose of the Check in is to confirm you hold all prerequisites. It's quick, easy and confirmation is sent straight to your inbox*.

This should then be shared with the assessor to confirm eligibility for assessment. It also gives you peace of mind that you have everything you need in place and you can focus on enjoying your assessment.

Please do not try to Check In unless you hold all prerequisites:

  • Sheltered Water Canoe and Kayak Coach Registration,
  • Coach Award eLearning,
  • Core Coach Training (or APL),
  • Sheltered Water Coach Training (or APL),
  • Safeguarding Training (dated within the last 3 years),
  • 1 day First Aid (dated within the last 3 years),
  • Full National Association Membership.
*Note - as long as you meet the prerequisites, you will be automatically sent confirmation of your Assessment Check In.

WHAT DOES Check In COST?

Assessment Check in is free

When should I Check In?

When you have all of the prerequisites in place

And

At least 2 weeks before your assessment, this allows us to resolve any issues in plenty of time!

HOW DO I CHECK IN?

  • This is done the same way that you register through the membership portal.
  • Ensure your record is up to date before you start**.
  • Click on the registration tab and follow the on screen instructions.
  • **Note – if you are aware that your record is out of date (for example your First Aid has expired) we recommend you update your record before you start.

Content

The Canoe and Kayak (Sheltered Water) Coach is made up of four formal elements, however for experienced paddlers/ coaches you could consider Recognition of Prior Learning(RPL) to move directly to the formal element that suits your development click here to find out more about APL.

Core Coach Training

Typically run over 2 days, the Core Coach Training will develop your understanding of the WHO and the HOW of coaching. 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. There are no formal Personal Performance Award or Safety Award requirements, however, to get the best from your course you need to feel comfortable in or on your craft and be able to independently paddle on sheltered water. We recommend holding the the Paddle Explore Award before booking on your training (or equivalent)

You can look at a Sample Programme here.

For more information on the Core Coach Training click the Tile Below

Sheltered Water Coach Training

Typically run over 2 days the Discipline Specific Training focuses on HOW to coach the WHAT (discipline specific skills) and WHERE you will be coaching. The training explores how to coach technical and tactical skills. The course will help you to plan and deliver safe, enjoyable, progressive coaching sessions and explore specifics to help you coach typical learners in the Sheltered Water Environment in a Canoe or Kayak. There are no formal Personal Performance Award or Safety Award requirements, however, to get the best from your course you need to feel comfortable in your craft and be able to independently paddle on sheltered water. We recommend holding a Personal Performance Award in a Canoe or Kayak discipline(or equivalent)

You can look at a Sample Programme here.

Coach Award eLearning

The Coach Award eLearning is an online set of activities that need to be completed before assessment when completing the BCAB Coach Award. These activities are only available once you have registered for the Coach Award, after which, a log in will be generated and sent to you. You can register at anytime, but it must be complete before you Check-in for assessment. The activities inside this eLearning package are:

  • Coaching Philosophy
  • How Learners/Athletes Learn
  • Stages of Learning
  • Enabling Learners/Athletes to Learn
  • Coaching To Develop Learner/Athlete Learning
  • Coach’s Decision Making
  • Information Gathering
  • Creating an Optimum Learning Environment
  • Structuring Practice Sessions
  • Games With Aims
  • Reflective Practice
  • Planning Coaching Sessions
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Deployment Matters
  • Welfare of Learners/Athletes
  • Equality and Learner/Athlete Needs

Canoe and Kayak Sheltered Water Coach Assessment

We believe in assessments for learning and you will definitely learn a lot from your assessment, to find out more click on the assessment tab.

Course Assessment

We do everything we can to take the stress out of assessments, we are focused on the journey and not the destination. The experience will be safe, engaging and enjoyable, with the you at the heart of the process involving you in as much of the decision making as possible.

As soon as you are considering taking your assessment we encourage you to 'Check-in'. This free peace of mind registration checks you have everything in place for your assessment - find out more on the Registration Tab.

Once your checked in you can arrange an assessment either by using the booking now tab to find an advertised course or by using the Provider Finder to 'find' a Sheltered Water Coach Assessor.

Typical Assessment

Your assessor will guide you through the stages of arranging your assessment, discussing with you the best times and dates for the assessment, helping you ensure you have someone to coach and the appropriate assessment conditions on the day.

Your assessment will include:
  • Assessment Discussion Task
  • Practical Coaching
  • Rescue Skills
  • Personal Skills
  • Background Knowledge, Understanding and Experience

You can look at the Assessment Day Pack here. (Download and print a copy for your assessment day).

You can look at the Assessment Guidance here.

Help and Support for your Assessment

Every coach will prepare differently for their assessment, however we have provided a couple of examples of preparation for your Assessment Discussion Task here:

You also might find it useful to prepare for the discussion around your Background Knowledge, Understanding and Experience by logging your coaching experience in a logbook like this Coaching and Leadership Logbook you can also use the headings suggested and make your own!

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20 CPD Points
Course Description
  • Do you want to coach canoeing and kayaking?
  • Want to support your club?
  • Looking to start your career in coaching paddlesport?

If the answer is yes to any of those questions, the Canoe and Kayak (Sheltered Water) Coach Award could be for you!

Why become a Canoe and Kayak Coach?

First of all, you will be joining a community of like minded individuals, keen to learn, develop and have fun whilst sharing their love of paddlesport. The Coach Award supports your development through formal and informal opportunities, part of your journey will involve an assessment, but this is just the start as we believe in life long opportunities for learning.

You can use the Coach Award to support you if your a:

  • Self employed coach
  • Volunteer or work at a clubs,
  • Work at a centre  or for an organisation.

It is an appropriate level of training for those looking to develop individuals paddlesport knowledge and skills in a sheltered water environment.

Being a Canoe and Kayak coach can be challenging as you will need to demonstrate competence in both Canoe and Kayak.

(We also offer the following qualification options Canoe Coach, Kayak Coach and Stand up Paddleboard Coach).

However organisations often look to recruit Canoe and Kayak Coaches for lead Instructor, chief instructor roles at multi activity sites.

What can a Canoe and Kayak Coach do?

Designed, to support you to coach paddlers who want to gain/improve their paddlesport skills.

You will coach in canoe and/or kayak in the sheltered water environment. This will include coaching beginners new to the sport, or paddlers looking to develop their skills.

As a Coach you can work independently or you could be deployed by a club, centre or organisation. Being a Canoe and Kayak Coach allows you to design coaching to support your learners. You will be able to provide British Canoeing Awards and Training such as:

Note: other experience, training or qualifications may be required find out more in our develop skills section.

There will be opportunities during your development to becoming a coach to progress your own paddling skills and meet like-minded people. Many of our course candidates develop long lasting friendships, connections and contacts.

Find out more:

Click through the tabs for more info or read the course guide here.

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