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

Open Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) Assessment

  • Paddle
  • Canoeing
  • British Canoeing Award
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Overview

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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Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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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.

Itinerary

* 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

Coaching canoes in strong wind and waves is a challenging proposition. Show us your skills!

Sid Sinfield

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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Length
1 Days
Start Date
12th October, 2019
Spaces left
2
Cost
£368
This course will help you become

An open Water Canoe Coach able to work in advanced conditions

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