Core Coach Tutor

What the Role Entails

As a Core Coach Tutor you will be responsible for facilitating the core coach training course which forms the core of the majority of coaches’ development pathways.

You will be sharing your knowledge, skills and experience with paddlers from a range of disciplines.

Core tutors need to not only understand coaching theory and paddlesport but be able to explain them in simple language to a range of paddlers to support their progression into coaching.

You may only meet aspirant coaches at the core training, but equally you could go on to support them longer term.

How do I become a Core Coach Tutor?

Application(If Successful)Personal Action PlanInvited to OrientationOrientationIn Line With YourPersonal Action PlanOnce CompleteAspirantTutor/ Assesor Role(Able to SecondStaff Courses)Observed Delivery(If Successful)Coach AwardTutor/ Assessor RoleGrantedMaintaining RoleModerationEvery 3 Years+ Min Delivery &Update Requirements
Application(If Successful)Personal Action PlanInvited to OrientationOrientationIn Line With YourPersonal Action PlanOnce CompleteAspirantTutor/ Assesor Role(Able to SecondStaff Courses)Observed Delivery(If Successful)Coach AwardTutor/ Assessor RoleGrantedMaintaining RoleModerationEvery 3 Years+ Min Delivery &Update Requirements

Coaching qualifications are a managed role, this means that applications are only taken when a needs analysis shows an area or discipline needs more Tutors.

At Paddles Up Training we look to recruit new Tutors once a year, usually in the Spring.

When applications open you will have around 4 weeks to submit your application. You will be required to provide referees so please make sure you think carefully about who these could be. If you are successful you will then complete the following steps:

Orientation

If you are successful you will be asked to book on to an orientation event. To get the most out of the event please ensure that you complete any pre-reading sent to you. At the event you will explore the syllabus of the Core Coach and what will be expected of you as a Core Coach Tutor. It will also help you identify if any extra learning is required for your action plan.

Aspirant Tutor Status

After orientation you will then hold Aspirant Tutor status. This will give you the ability to second staff and support courses. During this time you will work with, and learn from, full tutors of the awards. Once you feel confident and experienced enough to run a course on your own, you will need to be recommended by a Core Coach Tutor.

Recommendation

This takes place during a normal course; however, you take the lead of the course and manage the other staff, organisation, and following with the course administration. The Tutor plays an active role but you lead the course.

Assuming you have met the criteria required, they will make a recommendation to us and we will add the role to your record if you action plan is complete.

Maintaining Your Role

On becoming a Core Coach Training Tutor, you will be required to follow and agree to the Provider Service Agreement. This includes following the Coach Update Scheme. This is done by maintaining up-to-date First Aid, Safeguarding and British Canoeing membership. As well as taking part in some form of personal development.

Other parts of the agreement will be checked by visits from Internal Verification officers and through administration checks. You will also be expected to attend a moderation event every 3 years; this is to keep you up-to-date with, and to share best practice with, other Core Tutors. You will also be expected to run a minimum of 1 course every 3 years to keep your role up-to-date.

Want to know more?

For more information you can read the role description here.

Read the recommendation guidance here.

Read more about core coach training here.

Minimum Requirements

Coaching Qualifications and Experience

Successful Core Coach Tutors have a broad experience of coaching a range of paddlers in a range of disciplines and environments, as well as coaching qualifications in a range of disciplines and environments, the following are examples of qualifications we accept:

  • British Canoeing Performance Coach
  • British Canoeing Level 3 Coach
  • BCU Level 3 Coach or above
  • MWE or AWE Coach

We also celebrate the experience you might have gained from other sports or settings.

Tutoring Qualifications and Experience

Successful applications have a broad range of experience of tutoring, usually a range of courses ranging from those based in a classroom as well as more practical and vocational tutoring experience, you are required to hold a Tutoring qualification that meets the requirements of the National Occupational Standards or be willing to work towards a qualification within a set timescale (normally 18 months). An example of suitable awards are:

  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • Sports Education in Tutoring
  • Level 3 Award in Delivering Learning
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training

We also accept applications for Accreditation of Previous Learning where you do not hold a qualification but have demonstrable experience and expertise.

Personal Performance Award Provider

Applicants need to be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of paddlesport disciplines and our educational philosophy, a great way of doing this is by being a Personal Performance Award Provider and having experience of running awards in a variety of settings with a range of different learners

Look at the person specification and role description for more information

Further Instructions

Application Process

The next intake for tutors and assessors will open be 1st April 2022. At which time the application form and application form guidance will be available.

The closing date for applications will be midday (12:00) 30th April 2022.

Orientations will be agreed with successful applicants with both a face to face and online option available, the orientation fee will be £250 regardless of option taken. (Note: this fee covers all Coach Award roles applied for and Is not per role)

Development options

The following suggestions are activities that you can undertake at any point in the development process. However, if considered before or concurrently with the application/ orientation, your application/ orientation outcomes are likely to be better.

Understanding the pathway to becoming a provider

  • Decide – do I want to be signed off at orientation or have a development plan and need a final assessed delivery?
  • Mentor – who can help me? Who has recently become a provider who understands the journey?
  • Read – The ‘Provider Requirements’ and the ‘Provider Development pathway’ and ensure you understand the process and standards.

Planning and organising a course

  • Read - the most up to date Syllabus and Training notes, comparing them to when you undertook your training. What is different? What has changed?
  • Observe – do you have access to local providers you can go and watch? Can you see more than one provider run a course? How do courses change when they are run in different places?
  • Watch – any related videos on the British Canoeing youtube channel?

What makes a good venue?

  • Consider – where will you run your courses, how will you ensure you have all of the equipment to run a course? How will your courses be different depending on different candidates? Time of year? Temperature? How do we ensure we have the right kit to remain productive during a long cold day on/ in the water?
  • Consider – where do you learn best? What locations have worked well in your experience? What locations have not worked and why?

Developing my personal skills and understanding

  • Get involved – do I have access to groups that would enjoy learning different rescue techniques? Can I co deliver any courses?
  • Get some personal coaching – who can help you develop your skills? Could you do a discipline support module in SUP, Race etc to develop understanding? Who do you know who would be willing to come out and practice with you?

Understanding National Association Policies and Procedures

  • Read – the policies and procedure that effect your course.
  • Discuss – different scenarios with your mentor or a National Association Trainer.
  • Watch – how to videos for subjects like course authorisation and certification.
What the Role Entails

As a Core Coach Tutor you will be responsible for facilitating the core coach training course which forms the core of the majority of coaches’ development pathways.

You will be sharing your knowledge, skills and experience with paddlers from a range of disciplines.

Core tutors need to not only understand coaching theory and paddlesport but be able to explain them in simple language to a range of paddlers to support their progression into coaching.

You may only meet aspirant coaches at the core training, but equally you could go on to support them longer term.

How do I become a Core Coach Tutor?

Application(If Successful)Personal Action PlanInvited to OrientationOrientationIn Line With YourPersonal Action PlanOnce CompleteAspirantTutor/ Assesor Role(Able to SecondStaff Courses)Observed Delivery(If Successful)Coach AwardTutor/ Assessor RoleGrantedMaintaining RoleModerationEvery 3 Years+ Min Delivery &Update Requirements
Application(If Successful)Personal Action PlanInvited to OrientationOrientationIn Line With YourPersonal Action PlanOnce CompleteAspirantTutor/ Assesor Role(Able to SecondStaff Courses)Observed Delivery(If Successful)Coach AwardTutor/ Assessor RoleGrantedMaintaining RoleModerationEvery 3 Years+ Min Delivery &Update Requirements

Coaching qualifications are a managed role, this means that applications are only taken when a needs analysis shows an area or discipline needs more Tutors.

At Paddles Up Training we look to recruit new Tutors once a year, usually in the Spring.

When applications open you will have around 4 weeks to submit your application. You will be required to provide referees so please make sure you think carefully about who these could be. If you are successful you will then complete the following steps:

Orientation

If you are successful you will be asked to book on to an orientation event. To get the most out of the event please ensure that you complete any pre-reading sent to you. At the event you will explore the syllabus of the Core Coach and what will be expected of you as a Core Coach Tutor. It will also help you identify if any extra learning is required for your action plan.

Aspirant Tutor Status

After orientation you will then hold Aspirant Tutor status. This will give you the ability to second staff and support courses. During this time you will work with, and learn from, full tutors of the awards. Once you feel confident and experienced enough to run a course on your own, you will need to be recommended by a Core Coach Tutor.

Recommendation

This takes place during a normal course; however, you take the lead of the course and manage the other staff, organisation, and following with the course administration. The Tutor plays an active role but you lead the course.

Assuming you have met the criteria required, they will make a recommendation to us and we will add the role to your record if you action plan is complete.

Maintaining Your Role

On becoming a Core Coach Training Tutor, you will be required to follow and agree to the Provider Service Agreement. This includes following the Coach Update Scheme. This is done by maintaining up-to-date First Aid, Safeguarding and British Canoeing membership. As well as taking part in some form of personal development.

Other parts of the agreement will be checked by visits from Internal Verification officers and through administration checks. You will also be expected to attend a moderation event every 3 years; this is to keep you up-to-date with, and to share best practice with, other Core Tutors. You will also be expected to run a minimum of 1 course every 3 years to keep your role up-to-date.

Want to know more?

For more information you can read the role description here.

Read the recommendation guidance here.

Read more about core coach training here.

 

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