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

Open Water Canoe Coach Training

  • Paddle
  • Canoeing
  • British Canoeing Award


You'll get plenty of practical advice that supports your journey towards the Open Water Canoe Coach Award 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 Moderate 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 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.


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

What to Expect

You'll spend day one applying your Core Coach Training on moderate open water in both solo and tandem boats. We'll cover paddling into, across, and down winds of up to force 4. 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
  • Canoe Leader Award
  • Your personal paddling skills should be well developed so that the full focus of the course is on coaching skills.
  • We also recommend that you're able to demonstrate the skills you've developed from the Canoe Leader award.
  • You'll also need good knowledge of the discipline Open Water canoeing, as this provides the content of what you'll be coaching.

Canoes have historically been a vehicle for moving through the landscape. Coaching people to be able to do this effectively and efficiently will allow them to access this journey. Learn from our years of experience and continue this tradition.

Sid Sinfield


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

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2 Days
Start Date
10th October, 2019
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This course will help you become

An open Water Canoe Coach

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