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Evidence of minimum standards of deployment:
Once all prerequisites are in place, you can complete the ASSESSMENT CHECK IN and proceed to your assessment.
Registration with CANI (or another Home Nation) is required prior to attending the course, you should allow at least two weeks prior to your course. If you require assistance on how to register with CANI click HERE.
If you are a British Canoeing, Scottish Canoeing or Canoe Wales member you will register through your member portal. If you are a Canoeing Ireland Member contact the CANI office for assistance with registration.
A Coach is someone who supports paddlers who want to gain or improve their Paddlesport skills. This includes coaching beginners new to the sport or paddlers looking to develop their skills in the range of disciplines and environments our sport has to offer. This may include developing independent paddlers, supporting athletes at competitions or the physical and psychological development of your paddlers. A coach is able to plan, deliver and review progressive sessions safely, effectively and independently. A Coach is keen to develop others, introduce people to their discipline(s) and share their experiences.
To become a Canoe and Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water), you will need to successfully complete this one day, mainly practical assessment. This will include assessment of your practical coaching and safety and rescue skills; supplemented with professional discussion and questioning.
Click HERE for full details of the Paddlesport Coach Assessment (Canoe and Kayak)
The Coach Award eLearning is a compulsory set of activities that need to be completed before assessment when completing the British Canoeing Awarding Body Coach Award. These activities are only available once you have registered for the British Canoeing Coach Award, after which, a log in will be generated and sent to you.
This Award is aimed at those whose core function is to coach paddlers who want to gain/improve Paddlesport skills within the discipline chosen. This will include coaching beginners new to the sport, or paddlers looking to develop their skills in the given discipline or environment.
This course is for those who are going to coach both Canoe and Kayak in a sheltered water environment and is one of the following discipline pathways. If you would like to complete your assessment in one of the other disciplines contact us and we can arrange an assessment for you.
Candidates are expected to come fully prepared with personal paddling kit, leadership and group management kit and any coaching props. You will have full access to the Tollymore stores if required.
You also will need to bring with you
The course fee includes a packed lunch, in course transport, your assessor and tea/coffee.
The fee does not include any governing body fees.
BCU Canoe & Kayak Handbook
BCU Coaching Handbook
Brown, G. Sea Kayak
Cooper, D. Sea Kayak Handling skills
All of the above are published by Pesda Press