British Canoeing Coach Award Core Training British Canoeing Coach Award Core Training British Canoeing Coach Award Core Training

British Canoeing Coach Award Core Training

The Coach Award offers discipline specific pathways across all disciplines and introduces the skills and coaching behaviours required for developing performance through progressive coaching.

The Coach Awards are designed for people 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/environment. The coach is able to plan, deliver and review progressive sessions safely, effectively and independently.

British Canoeing Level 2 Coach Core Training- 2 Days.

Having completed the BC Level 1 Course/ Paddle Sport Instructor, APL or just want to get a thorough introduction to coaching then this Is the natural progression for you.

Registration and pre-requisites.

Candidates are required to register with their Home Nation Association at any point on their journey to assessment. It is highly recommended that coaches register early to enable access to the eLearning Coach Award package which provides supportive material and signposting to development opportunities.
In order to register, candidates need to hold Home Nation Association membership. There is no expiry date to the registration.

Core Coach Training Prerequisites
Full Home Nation 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.

Discipline Specific Training Prerequisites
Core Coach Training (or equivalent)
Relevant Leadership Award for some disciplines (click here for further details)
Full Home Nation Association Membership
Assessment Prerequisites
Coach Award Core Coach Training
Coach Award Discipline Specific Training
Relevant Leadership Award for some disciplines (click here for further details)
Coach Award eLearning
Evidence of minimum standards of deployment:

In date First Aid Training
Safeguarding Training (as required by your Home Nation Association)
Full Home Nation Association Membership
Aged 16 or over at the time of assessment (18 for Advanced Water Options)
Once all prerequisites are in place, you can complete the Assessment Check In and proceed to your assessment.

Course content

The Coach Award content is delivered through the Core Coach Training and the Discipline Specific Training.
The Core Coach Training 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.

The Discipline Specific Training focuses on HOW to coach the discipline specific skills and WHAT you will be coaching. The training explores how to coach technical and tactical skills. The course will help coaches plan and deliver safe, enjoyable, progressive coaching sessions and explore specifics to help coaches coach some typical athletes/learners relevant to you/your discipline.

The syllabus is based on the knowledge, understanding and skills that the coaches need to ensure the athletes/learners in their care are appropriately provided for. This includes:

assessing athlete/learner performance and needs
designing and delivering progressive practice/training sessions to meet these needs
managing safety
creating an enjoyable motivating learning environment
skills to support your own personal learning and professional development
For more information on the content covered in the Coach Award programme, please read the Coach Award Course Guide.

Course Structure

The learning programme for Coach Award candidates is split into four distinct parts; Core Coach Training, Discipline Specific Training, Independent and Supplementary Learning and Assessment.

The Core Coach Training is a mostly practical two day course. These are typically delivered over consecutive days. The Core Coach Training is generic and open to Home Nation members with an interest in coaching.

This Discipline Specific Training is a mostly practical two day course, with the exception of Slalom at three days. The training is designed for those working towards a Coach Award and is also suitable as stand-alone training. Please note, for the Open Water Canoe, Sea Kayak, Surf Kayak, White Water Canoe, White Water Kayak options, you will need to complete the relevant Leadership Award ahead of the Discipline Specific training.

The Independent and Supplementary Learning includes completion of the Coach Award eLearning, which can be assessed by completing a CR Form. Alongside face-to-face training, coaches need to learn and develop their craft out in the field. We consider this to be a critical element to support coach development and we aim to provide some guidance to help you steer your way through this. During your development period (and in preparation for assessment) it is important that you engage in activities that help you:

practice and refine the application of theory to practice
develop as an effective learner
develop the depth and breadth of your discipline specific experience and knowledge
develop your understanding, depth and breadth of supporting knowledge
develop your personal coaching philosophy

British Canoeing Registration:

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Duration: 2 Days

Price: £185.00




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