British Canoeing Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) Assessment
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 1 Day
  • 2 People to 1 instructor

British Canoeing Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) Assessment

  • Paddle
  • Canoeing
  • British Canoeing Award


You'll need to be on top of your game for this assessment to show that you can coach the skills required by paddlers on advanced Open Waters i.e. large lakes or lochs in winds above force 4, and more than 500m from any shore. It tests how you work with paddlers in any canoe, solo or tandem, and in a range of advanced open water environments.

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The Objectives

To succeed, you'll demonstrate that you're fully conversant with the content of the British Canoeing Coach Award documentation as it relates to Open Water Canoe Coaching in Advanced Waters. You'll also show that you have the ability to coach and paddle comfortably on advanced open water i.e. large lakes/lochs in winds above force 4 and more than 500m from shore and deal with a selection of safety and rescue incidents within these conditions.


* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

What to Expect

You'll be assessed over coaching two sessions - 90 minutes in total. Both of these sessions will include elements carried out in advanced conditions. In addition you'll need to demonstrate your ability to paddle comfortably and deal with a selection of safety and rescue incidents in these conditions.

Experience Required

Prior to your Coach Award Assessment you must have completed a number of prerequisites, which are, in summary:

  • Registration Coach Award
  • eLearning
  • Coach Award Core Training
  • Coach Award Discipline Specific Training
  • Advanced Canoe Leaders award
  • Specific details (and acceptable alternatives) are provided in the Coach Award Course Guide

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

We want to help you focus on achieving your goals, so if you're staying with us, comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and good food are part of the deal, you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified staff, to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development. As this is an assessment, you're expected to be self-sufficient for equipment (access to our extensive range is the norm on our courses for future reference). However, we have an extensive fleet of canoes, so if you're travelling some distance, we can provide you with one.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

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This course will help you become

An open Water Canoe Coach able to work in advanced conditions

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