Open Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) Training
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 4 People to 1 instructor

Open Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) Training

  • Paddle
  • Canoeing
  • British Canoeing Award
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Overview

You'll get plenty of practical advice that supports your journey towards the Open Water Canoe Coach Award (Advanced Water) Qualification on this two day course. Or you can simply use it as a repeatable, stand-alone course to support your ongoing learning and development. Alongside our friendly, highly experienced team, you'll explore different approaches to coaching and understanding and enabling learning. You'll also gain some core coaching skills as they apply to coaching Open Water Canoeing on Advanced Open Waters. We'll support you in evolving your personal coaching development plan so that you have plenty of guidance to take away and put your learning into practice after the course.

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Can I book privately?

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

You'll have gained invaluable guidance to help you achieve the Open Water Canoe Coach Award (Advanced Water) Qualification, and have your own action plan to help your development continue. If you're not working towards the qualification, you'll go away with plenty of practical guidance to support your ongoing learning and development.

Itinerary

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

What to Expect


You'll spend day one applying your Core Coach Training on advanced open water in both solo and tandem boats. We'll cover paddling into, across, and down winds of over force 4 in solo and tandem boats. On day two, we'll evaluate your coaching and use the feedback to help you develop an action plan for assessment and/or further improvements to your coaching.

Experience Required

Prior to your Coach Award Assessment you must have completed a number of prerequisites;

  • Full Home Nation Association Membership
  • Core Coach Training
  • Advanced Canoe Leader Award
  • Your personal paddling skills should be well developed so that the full focus of the course is on coaching skills.
  • We recommend that you're able to demonstrate the skills of the skills you've developed from the Advanced Canoe Leader award.
  • You'll also need good knowledge of the discipline Advanced Open Water canoeing, as this provides the content of what you'll be coaching.

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 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. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.

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.

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

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Length
2 Days
Start Date
16th September, 2019
Spaces left
3
Cost
£427
Length
2 Days
Start Date
14th September, 2020
Spaces left
4
Cost
£336
This course will help you become

An open Water Canoe Coach able to work in advanced conditions

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