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Paddlesport Qualifications

Plas y Brenin is unique as a British Canoeing approved centre. We offer an extensive range of coach education courses with more dates available than any of our competitors. Our coaching team's collective experience and qualifications are unrivalled in the UK, with more level five and aspirant level five coaches than any other centre. But it is our staff's commitment to, and passion for, paddling that really makes them shine. Each one is dedicated to making sure you develop to the best of your ability both as a paddler and a coach. This successful mix is the reason so many people visit us and keep on visiting, enjoying continuity as they move on through their coaching career. Our influence in the world of UK paddling is highly evident, wherever you paddle in the UK. It is no underestimation to say you will come into direct contact with a Plas y Brenin Coach or a Coach who was trained or assessed here at some time.

Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning

This one day British Canoeing module is designed for paddlers carrying out coastal journeys including islands up to 2 nautical miles offshore in areas of tidal movement up to up to 2 knots and winds o...........

Experience Required: There are no formal pre-requisites, and the course is open to anyone with interest in sea kayak navigation and tidal planning. This module is a useful pre-requisite for the British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader Award Training. For those interested this course can/will be registered with British Canoeing. There would be an additional cost for those wishing to register with British Canoeing.

Cost and Duration: £95 (1 Days)

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How to Coach Rolling

Whether you are a club coach or a volunteer that coaches kayaking, why not improve your skills to include coaching an effective roll. During these two days in our indoor heated pool you'll examine th...........

Experience Required: Ideal for an active club coach with a solid personal roll who would like develop their skills to include coaching rolling.

Cost and Duration: £132 (2 Days)

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Student Safety Seminar 22-23 October 2016

It's time for the 22nd annual BCU Student Safety Seminar. Once again it's based at the National Mountain Training Centre, Plas y Brenin in Capel Curig North Wales.
The main purpose of the ev...........

Experience Required: The Seminar is aimed at those who are, or are likely to be student club committee members/those organising and running the club trips/or anyone else who fancies it (but it's not really for total novices).

Cost and Duration: £ (2 Days)

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Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning

The Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning module is designed for paddlers carrying out open water journeys including islands over 2 nautical miles offshore in areas of strong tidal movement of 3+ k...........

Experience Required: Candidates wishing to attend the Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning course, should have attended a Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course, or equivalent.

Cost and Duration: £95 (1 Days)

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Coach Core Training

This course is specifically designed to support coaches working towards the Coach Award Qualifications, but it is also appropriate, and repeatable, as stand-alone training to support ongoing learning ...........

Experience Required: The Core Coach Training course focus, in the main, is on HOW to coach. Coaches who have a strong base of background knowledge of the discipline that they wish to coach are better placed to be able to make the most of this learning opportunity. This provides the coach with a range of content of WHAT to coach. It is not suitable for those who are new to paddlesports. For coaches who will be performing their role from the water, this includes strong personal paddling skills and practised rescue skills. If you are unsure, it may be best to speak to one of our Coach Trainers prior to booking.

Cost and Duration: £ (0 Days)

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Open Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) Assessment

This course is specifically designed to assess coaches working towards the Open Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) Award Qualification............

Experience Required: You will be assessed coaching the skills required for paddling a canoe on advanced open water i.e. large lakes/lochs in winds above force 4 and more than 500m from the shore. This will include working with paddlers in any canoe, solo or tandem, and in a range of water environments. You should be fully conversant with the content of the British Canoeing Coach Award documentation as it relates to Open Water Canoe Coaching in Advanced Waters.

Cost and Duration: £ (0 Days)

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Open Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) Training

This course is specifically designed to support coaches working towards the Open Water Canoe Coach Award (Advanced Water) Qualification, but they are also appropriate, and repeatable, as stand-alone t...........

Experience Required: The Open Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) training focuses on how to coach the discipline specific skills of Open Water Canoeing, solo or tandem, on Advanced Open Waters i.e. large lakes that exceed 500m from any shore and in winds in excess of Beaufort Force 4. Discipline Specific Training courses are 2 days. The training is designed for those working towards the Open Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) Award and is also suitable as stand-alone training.

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Open Water Canoe Coach Assessment

This course is specifically designed to assess coaches working towards the Open Water Canoe Coach Award Qualification............

Experience Required: You will be assessed coaching the skills required for paddling a canoe on open water on moderate Open Waters i.e. large lakes/lochs in winds up to force 4 and no more than 500m from shore, and to lay sound foundations for advanced open water canoe development in the future. This will include working with paddlers in any canoe, solo or tandem, and in a range of water environments. You should be fully conversant with the content of the British Canoeing Coach Award documentation as it relates to Open Water Canoe Coaching.

Cost and Duration: £ (0 Days)

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Open Water Canoe Coach Training

This course is specifically designed to support coaches working towards the Open Water Canoe Coach Award Qualification, but they are also appropriate, and repeatable, as stand-alone training to suppor...........

Experience Required: The Open Water Canoe Coach training focuses on how to coach the discipline specific skills of Open Water Canoeing, solo or tandem, on moderate Open Waters i.e. large lakes/lochs in winds up to force 4 and no more than 500m from shore. Discipline Specific Training courses are 2-days. The training is designed for those working towards the Open Water Canoe Coach Award and is also suitable as stand-alone training.

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Sheltered Water Coach Assessment

This course is specifically designed to assess coaches working towards the Canoe and/or Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water) Award Qualifications............

Experience Required: You will be assessed coaching the generic skills required for paddling on flat-water to lay sound foundations for discipline specific development in the future in Canoe and/or Kayak. This will include working with paddlers in any canoe and/or kayak in a range of sheltered water environments. You should be fully conversant with the content of the British Canoeing Coach Award documentation as it relates to Sheltered Water Coaching.

Cost and Duration: £ (0 Days)

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Sheltered Water Coach Training

This course is specifically designed to support coaches working towards the Coach Award Qualifications, but it is also appropriate, and repeatable, as stand-alone training to support ongoing learning ...........

Experience Required: The Sheltered Water Coach training focuses on how to coach the discipline specific skills of canoe and kayak in sheltered water. Discipline Specific Training courses are 2-days. The training is designed for those working towards a Coach Award and is also suitable as stand-alone training.

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White Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) Assessment

This course is specifically designed to assess coaches working towards the White Water Canoe Coach Award Qualifications............

Experience Required: This course will assess your ability to operate as a White Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water). White Water Canoe Coaches (Advanced Water) are able to coach the skills required for paddling a White Water Canoe on Grade 3 white water. This will include working with paddlers, solo or tandem, in White Water Canoes in a range of the Advanced White Water Canoeing environments. You should be fully conversant with the content of the British Canoeing Coach Award documentation as it relates to White Water Canoe Coaching (Advanced Water).

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White Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) Training

This course is specifically designed to support coaches working towards the White Water Canoe Coach Award (Advanced Water) Qualification, but it is also appropriate, and repeatable, as stand-alone tra...........

Experience Required: The White Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) training focuses on how to coach the discipline specific skills of White Water Canoeing, solo or tandem, on Advanced White Waters i.e. up to and including grade 3 White Water. Discipline Specific Training courses are 2 days. The training is designed for those working towards the White Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) Award and is also suitable as stand-alone training.

Cost and Duration: £ (0 Days)

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White Water Canoe Coach Assessment

This course is specifically designed to assess coaches working towards the White Water Canoe Coach Award Qualifications............

Experience Required: You will be assessed coaching White Water Canoeing skills. White Water Canoe Coaches are able to coach the skills required for paddling a White Water Canoe on Grade 2 white water, and to lay sound foundations for advanced White Water Canoeing development in the future. This will include working with paddlers, solo or tandem, in White Water Canoes in a range of the White Water Canoe environments. You should be fully conversant with the content of the British Canoeing Coach Award documentation as it relates to White Water Canoe Coaching.

Cost and Duration: £ (0 Days)

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White Water Canoe Coach Training

This course is specifically designed to support coaches working towards the White Water Canoe Coach Award Qualification, but it is also appropriate, and repeatable, as stand-alone training to support ...........

Experience Required: The White Water Canoe Coach training focuses on how to coach the discipline specific skills of White Water Canoeing, solo or tandem, on moderate White Waters i.e. up to and grade 2 White Water. Discipline Specific Training courses are 2 days. The training is designed for those working towards the White Water Canoe Coach Award and is also suitable as stand-alone training.

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Coach Core Training

This course is specifically designed to support coaches working towards the Coach Award Qualifications, but it is also appropriate, and repeatable, as stand-alone training to support ongoing learning ...........

Experience Required: The Coach Core Training course focus, in the main, is on HOW to coach. Coaches who have a strong base of background knowledge of the discipline that they wish to coach are better placed to be able to make the most of this learning opportunity. This provides the Coach with a range of content of WHAT to coach. It is not suitable for those who are new to paddlesports. If you are unsure it may be best to speak to one of our Coach Trainers prior to booking. For coaches who will be performing their role from the water, this includes strong personal paddling skills and practiced rescue skills.

Cost and Duration: £ (0 Days)

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Sheltered Water Coach Assessment

This course is specifically designed to assess coaches working towards the Canoe and/or Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water) Award Qualifications............

Experience Required: You will be assessed coaching the generic skills required for paddling on flat water to lay sound foundations for discipline specific development in the future in Canoe and/or Kayak. This will include working with paddlers in any canoe and/or kayak in a range of sheltered water environments. You should be fully conversant with the content of the British Canoeing Coach Award documentation as it relates to Sheltered Water Coaching.

Cost and Duration: £ (0 Days)

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Sheltered Water Coach Training

This course is specifically designed to support coaches working towards the Coach Award Qualifications, but it is also appropriate, and repeatable, as stand-alone training to support ongoing learning ...........

Experience Required: The Sheltered Water Coach training focuses on how to coach the discipline specific skills of canoe and kayak in sheltered water. Discipline Specific Training courses are 2 days. The training is designed for those working towards a Coach Award and is also suitable as stand-alone training.

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White Water Kayak Coach (Advanced Water) Assessment

This course is specifically designed to assess coaches working towards the White Water Kayak Coach (Advanced Water) Award Qualifications............

Experience Required: This course will assess your ability to operate as a White Water Kayak Coach (Advanced Water). White Water Kayak Coaches (Advanced Water) are able to coach the skills required for paddling a White Water Kayak on Grade 3-4(5) white water. This will include working with paddlers in White Water Kayaks in a range of the Advanced White Water Kayak environments outlined above. You should be fully conversant with the content of the British Canoeing Coach Award documentation as it relates to Advanced White Water Kayak Coaching.

Cost and Duration: £ (0 Days)

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White Water Kayak Coach (Advanced Water) Training

This course is specifically designed to assess coaches working towards the White Water Kayak Coach Award Qualifications............

Experience Required: You will be assessed coaching White Water Kayaking skills. White Water Kayak Coaches are able to coach the skills required for paddling a White Water Kayak on Grade 2 white water, and to lay sound foundations for Advanced White Water Kayaking development in the future. This will include working with paddlers in White Water Kayaks in a range of the White Water Kayak environments outlined above. You should be fully conversant with the content of the British Canoeing Coach Award documentation as it relates to White Water Kayak Coaching.

Cost and Duration: £ (0 Days)

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White Water Kayak Coach Assessment

A one day assessment course based on the White Water Kayak Coach Syllabus. ...........

Experience Required: White Water Kayak Coach Training or Level 2 moderate water endorsement training in appropriate discipline. Plus all over British Canoeing prerequisites.

Cost and Duration: £ (0 Days)

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White Water Kayak Coach Training

This course is specifically designed to support coaches working towards the White Water Kayak Coach Award Qualification, it is also appropriate, and repeatable, as stand-alone training to support ongo...........

Experience Required: The White Water Kayak Coach training focuses on how to coach the discipline specific skills of White Water kayaking on Moderate White Waters i.e. up to and including grade 2-3 White Water. Discipline Specific Training courses are 2 days. The training is designed for those working towards the White Water Kayak Coach Award and is also suitable as stand-alone training.

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Complete 2 Star Training and Assessment

The BCU 2 Star is an improvement award that helps paddlers develop fundamental paddlesport skills on flat water in a variety of craft. The emphasis is on gaining a breadth of experience, moving of the...........

Experience Required: experience of paddling two different craft.

Cost and Duration: £357 (5 Days)

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Complete Three Star (Training and Assessment) Sea Kayak

The Three Star award is a big deal these days and although the training can be complete in two days, our coaches feel this can be too intense for many paddlers.This five day programme allows you to co...........

Experience Required: Two Star skills, though the award itself is not a requirement.

Cost and Duration: £357 (5 Days)

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Complete Three Star (Training and Assessment) Canoe

The Three Star award is a big deal these days and although the training can be complete in two days, our coaches feel this can be too intense for many paddlers.This five day programme allows you to co...........

Experience Required: Two Star skills, though the award itself is not a requirement.

Cost and Duration: £357 (5 Days)

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Complete 3 Star (Training and Assessment) White Water Kayak

The Three Star award is a big deal these days and although the training can be complete in two days, our coaches feel this can be too intense for many paddlers. This five day programme allows you to ...........

Experience Required:  Two Star skills, though the award itself is not a requirement.

Cost and Duration: £357 (5 Days)

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White Water Kayak Leader Training

This two day programme provides the minimum training requirements for this award. The course will cover the personal paddling and leadership skills necessary to prepare you for your four star leaders ...........

Experience Required: Three Star skills.

Cost and Duration: £205 (2 Days)

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Sea Kayak Leader Training

This two day programme provides the minimum training requirements for this award. The course will cover the paddling, leadership, safety skills and navigation skills necessary to prepare you for your ...........

Experience Required:  Three Star skills.

Cost and Duration: £231 (2 Days)

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Canoe Leader Training

This two day programme provides the minimum training requirements for this award. The course will cover the personal paddling and leadership skills necessary to prepare you for your four star leaders ...........

Experience Required:  Three Star skills.

Cost and Duration: £205 (2 Days)

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White Water Kayak Leader Enhanced Training

We have designed this five day programme to provide and exceed the training requirements for this award. The course will cover the paddling, leadership and safety skills necessary to prepare you for y...........

Experience Required:  Three Star skills

Cost and Duration: £415 (5 Days)

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Sea Kayak Leader Enhanced Training

We have designed this five day programme to provide and exceed the training requirements for this award. The course will cover the paddling, leadership and safety skills necessary to prepare you for y...........

Experience Required:  Three Star skills.

Cost and Duration: £415 (5 Days)

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White Water Kayak Leader Assessment

A two day assessment course based on the new syllabus. ...........

Experience Required: You need to be an experienced paddler, with 4 star leadership skills. Please bring proof with you if you have the 3 star award (or the old style 4 star award), proof of 4 star ww leader training completed in the last 3 years or BCU approved APL, a current LR form and your log book to be signed. * This course was previously known as 'BCU 4 Star Leaders Award Assessment - White Water Kayak'

Cost and Duration: £205 (2 Days)

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Sea Kayak Leader Assessment

A two day assessment course based on the new syllabus. ...........

Experience Required: Four Star Leader Training and tidal planning module

Cost and Duration: £205 (2 Days)

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Canoe Leader Assessment

A two day assessment course based on the new syllabus. * This course was previously known as BCU 4 Star Leaders Award Assessment - Canoe ...........

Experience Required: You need to be an experienced paddler, with 4 star leadership skills. Please bring proof with you if you have the 3 star award (or the old style 4 star award), proof of 4 star open canoe leader training completed in the last 3 years or BCU approved APL, a current LR form and your log book to be signed. * This course was previously known as BCU 4 Star Leaders Award Assessment Canoe

Cost and Duration: £205 (2 Days)

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Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Enhanced Training

We have designed this five day programme to provide and exceed the training requirements for this award. The course will cover the paddling, leadership and safety skills necessary to prepare you for y...........

Experience Required: White Water Leader Award or proof of BC approved APL

Cost and Duration: £415 (5 Days)

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Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Enhanced Training

We have designed this five day programme to provide and exceed the training requirements for this award. The course will cover the paddling, leadership and safety skills necessary to prepare you for y...........

Experience Required: Sea Kayak Leader award or proof of BC approved APL

Cost and Duration: £415 (5 Days)

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Advanced Canoe Leader Enhanced Training

We have designed this five day programme to provide and exceed the training requirements for this award. The course will cover the paddling, leadership and safety skills necessary to prepare you for y...........

Experience Required: Canoe Leader Award or proof of BC approved APL

Cost and Duration: £415 (5 Days)

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Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Assessment

A two-day assessment course based on the new syllabus. * This course was formerly known as 'BCU 5 Star Award Assessment - White Water Kayak'...........

Experience Required: Kayak Leader Training with the last 3 years and relevant advanced safety and rescue training

Cost and Duration: £205 (2 Days)

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Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Assessment

A two-day assessment course based on the new syllabus. * This course was formerly known as 'BCU 5 Star Sea Kayak Leaders Award Assessment'...........

Experience Required: Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Training within the last 3 years and open water navigation and tidal planning training

Cost and Duration: £205 (2 Days)

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Advanced Canoe Leader Assessment

A two-day assessment course based on the new syllabus * This course was formerly known as 'BCU 5 Star Leaders Award Canoe Assessment'...........

Experience Required: Advanced Canoe Leader Training and relevant safety and rescue training

Cost and Duration: £205 (2 Days)

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Sea kayak Coach (advanced Water) training

A 2 day training course that will help you to transfer your Level 2 coaching skills into the advanced water environment. During the course we will develop your technical understanding and 'how to' sk...........

Experience Required: BCU Advanced Water Registration (CR Form), BCU UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesports, BCU Moderate water endorsement, BCU 5 Star Leader Award in the appropriate discipline, be 18 Years old or above and hold a recognised 8 hr first aid award.

Cost and Duration: £ (2 Days)

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Sea kayak Coach (advanced Water) Assessment

A one day assessment course based on the BCU Advanced Water endorsement syllabus............

Experience Required: Valid AWE Training, A minimum of 15 days coaching in the specific advanced water environment after AWE Training; this must include 6 linked progressive coaching sessions with evidence of session plans and reviews, and activity in a minimum of 3 different geographical areas. Valid and recognised 2-day first aid award Valid CR Form.

Cost and Duration: £293 (1 Days)

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Paddlesports Instructor training and Assessment

This is the first level course for people wishing to become a paddlesports coach. The course covers all elements of the syllabus. Including the foundation safety and rescue test. On successful comple...........

Experience Required: You will need to hold the new 2 star personal performance award and be able to demonstrate these skills paddling a kayak and solo canoe. A valid first aid certificate is not required but is highly recommended.

PLEASE ENSURE you contact the British Canoing (0845 370 9500 www.bcu.org.uk) and complete any pre course administration and paperwork prior to attending the course, and bring all paperwork with you.

Cost and Duration: £410 (5 Days)

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Sheltered Water Coach Assessment

If successful, this one-day assessment leads to certification as a level 2 coach in paddlesports. Candidates must present a completed workbook before assessment and complete the practical components o...........

Experience Required: Hold a valid First Aid certificate, Hold 3 star award in the discipline being assessed.
Be 18 years of age or over, Completed level 2 training, Completed 20 hours of relevant coaching experience, relevant child protection training, assessment tasks in assessment pack and completed Level 2 workbook.

Cost and Duration: £175 (1 Days)

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White Water Kayak Coach Training

A 2 day training course that will help you to contextualise the Coach Core training into the moderate white water environment. During the course we will develop your technical understanding, 'how to' ...........

Experience Required: Coach Core Training, or British Caneoing UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport, White Water Kayak Leader Award or British Canoeing 4 Star Leader Award in the appropriate discipline, be 18 Years old or older and hold a recognised 8 hour first aid award.

Cost and Duration: £163 (2 Days)

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Sea kayak Coach training

Through a practically-based course, you will explore different approaches to coaching, understanding and enabling learning, and some core coaching skills as they apply to coach Sea Kayaks in Moderate ...........

Experience Required: Full Home Nation Association Membership Core Coach Training Sea Kayak Leader Award At the point of attending your Sea Kayak Coach Training, we recommend that of the skills contained in the Sea Kayak Leader award, most are always present at a demonstrable level in your performance. This strong base of personal skills should then set you up well to focus on developing your coaching practice.

Cost and Duration: £275 (2 Days)

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White Water canoe coach training

A 2 day training course that will help you to transfer your Level 2 coaching skills into the moderate water environment. During the course we will develop your technical understanding, 'how to' skills...........

Experience Required: BCU Moderate Water Registration (CR Form), BCU UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport, BCU 4 Star Leader Award in the appropriate discipline, be 18 Years Old or Older and hold a recognised 8 hr first aid award

Cost and Duration: £163 (2 Days)

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White Water Kayak Coach Assessment

A one day assessment course based on the White Water Kayak Coach Syllabus. ...........

Experience Required: White Water Kayak Coach Training or Level 2 moderate water endorsement training in appropriate discipline. Plus all other British Canoeing prerequisites.

Cost and Duration: £200 (1 Days)

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Sea Kayak Coach Assessment

This course will assess your ability to operate as a Sea Kayak coach. Sea Kayak Coaches are able to coach the skills required for paddling a sea kayak in moderate tidal conditions i.e. up to and inclu...........

Experience Required: Prior to your Coach Award Assessment you are required to have completed a number of prerequisites. Specific details (and acceptable alternatives) are provided in the Coach Award Course Guide. Here is a summary of the requirements: registrations, Coach Award eLearning, Coach Award Core Training, Coach Award Discipline Specific Training, Sea Kayak Leader Award. The following minimum standards of deployment: In-date first aid training, Safeguarding training, full Home-Nation Association Membership, aged 16 or over at the time of the assessment.

Cost and Duration: £168 (1 Days)

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White Water Canoe Coach assessment

A one day assessment course based on the BCU Level 2 endorsement syllabus. ...........

Experience Required: Level 2 moderate water endorsement training in appropriate discipline, a minimum of 10 logged coaching hours in the sheltered water environment post holding BCU UKCC Level 2, plus a minimum of 20 leading hours in the specific moderate water environment, post holding 4 star. (In open canoe this is divided into 10 hours leading journeys on lakes/lochs in moderate water conditions and 10 hours on moving water).

Cost and Duration: £168 (1 Days)

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Performance Coach Core Training

This is a 3 day training course as part of the Performance Coach Award. The course is for those wishing to coach in their specialist discipline where they are likely to have responsibility for partici...........

Experience Required: Coach Core training plus a discipline specific training, or British Canoeing Level 2 Training, British Canoeing Level 3 Coach (old scheme) plus coaching processes course or British Canoeing Level 3 Coach (old scheme) plus Coach Core Training course.

Cost and Duration: £ (3 Days)

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Performance White Water Kayak Coach Training

This is a 2 day training course as part of the Performance Coach award. The course follows the Performance Coach Core training course and, for those candidates holding the necessary prerequisites who ...........

Experience Required: Performance Coach Core Training completed in the last 2 years. White Water Kayak Leader or British Canoeing 4 Star Leader or British Canoeing Level 3 Coach in the relevant discipline. Hold the White Water Kayak Coach Award and attend at least one British Canoeing Intermediate Module.

Cost and Duration: £ (2 Days)

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Performance Sea kayak Coach training

This is a 2 day training course as part of the third level certificate in coaching paddlesports. The course follows the level 3 core training course and, for those candidates holding the necessary pre...........

Experience Required: BCU/UKCC Level 3 Core Training completed in the last 2 years. BCU 4 Star Leader or BCU Level 3 Coach in the relevant discipline. Completed the Level 2 Moderate Water Endorsement for sea kayak and attend at least one BCU Intermediate Module.

Cost and Duration: £340 (2 Days)

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Performance Canoe Coach Training

This is a 2 day training course as part of the third level certificate in coaching paddlesports. The course follows the level 3 core training course and, for those candidates holding the necessary pre...........

Experience Required: BCU/UKCC Level 3 Core Training completed in the last 2 years. BCU 4 Star Leader or BCU Level 3 Coach in the relevant discipline. Completed the Level 2 Moderate Water Endorsement for Open Canoe and completed at least one of the BCU Intermediate Modules.

Cost and Duration: £ (2 Days)

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Performance Coach Assessment

This is a one-day assessment course as part of the certificate in Performance Coaching. This course follows the Performance Coach Core training course and Discipline Specific Coach training, for those...........

Experience Required: British Canoeing Core Coach Training and Discipline Specific training completed in the last 2 years (in your chosen discipline), 8 hours first aid, 18 years or older and completed tasks in candidate assessment packs.

Cost and Duration: £270 (1 Days)

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White Water Safety & Rescue

This course is run in conjunction with the BCU to coach recreational white water paddlers in all aspects of white water safety and rescue technique. The course covers three different topics in a very ...........

Experience Required: competent grade II paddler.

Cost and Duration: £195 (2 Days)

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Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue

A course designed for the trainee 5 star leader to cover safety and supervision of groups in advanced environments, training on steep bank security, recovery of boats, First aid considerations and adv...........

Experience Required:  5 star skills and leadership training. BCU white-water Safety and rescue Course.

Cost and Duration: £205 (2 Days)

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White Water Rescue Technician (Rescue 3)

A three day course designed for Outdoor Professionals with existing river experience. Designed to provide you with the necessary skills to perform rescues in whitewater river situations. It is both cl...........

Experience Required: competent grade II paddler and confident swimming in moving water.

Cost and Duration: £431 (3 Days)

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Intermediate Module in Coaching the Mind

This module allows the coach to see beyond the obvious physical and technical challenges into the all important mental skills. From arousal management and mental rehearsal to tactical performance, you...........

Experience Required: Appropriate for Level 2 & 3

Cost and Duration: £75 (1 Days)

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You can enjoy one to one coaching for that cost or if you get together as a group, depending on the activity, you can split that cost between up to 6 of you. If you are a group we can run one of the courses listed above on a date that suits you and your friends or you could just write your own agenda for a week or weekend and we'll price it up for you - with or without accommodation. What's more, just like out normal course fees, our private instructor hire charge covers all your equipment too.
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Summer Camps (Age 12-17)

Summmer Camps For Young People Aged 12-17Young climbers, mountaineers, paddlers and mtb riders aged 12-17. Develop your outdoor skills with our top coaches on one of our residential summer camps.


Enhanced Learning Credits

Enhanced Learning CreditsThe Enhanced Learning Credit Administration Service offers funding for armed forces personnel. Plas y Brenin is able to accept ELCAS funding for a few specific non residential courses.




Weather Forecast, Tides and Surf Conditions

Find out what the weather's doing in North Wales over the next five days.



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Working alongside UCLan
to educate
outdoor professionals

University Of Central LancashireFind out how we are working with one of the country's top universities to develop lasting careers in the outdoors.