White Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) Assessment
British Canoeing Award
You'll be assessed on your ability to operate as an Open Water Canoe Coach, coaching the skills required for paddling on moderate Open Waters (large lakes/lochs in winds up to force 4 and no more than 500m from shore) and laying sound foundations for advanced open water development in the future. You'll be assessed working with paddlers in any canoe, solo or tandem, and in a range of open water environments.
You'll be one step further to your Open Water Canoe Coach Award Qualification, demonstrating the coaching the skills required for paddling on moderate Open Waters. You'll also display the appropriate personal, leadership, safety and rescue skills.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
You'll be assessed delivering two coaching sessions of 90 minutes in advanced water conditions. In addition you will need to display personal skills and appropriate leadership, safety and rescue skills.
Prior to your Coach Award Assessment have completed a number of prerequisites, in summary;
Registration Coach Award
eLearning Coach Award
Core Training Coach Award
Discipline Specific Training
The following minimum standards of deployment:
In date First Aid Training
Full Home Nation Association Membership
Aged 16 or over at the time of assessment
Home Nation Association approval to proceed to assessment
Further details are available from your Home Nation Association. You MUST take the following paperwork to your assessment:
Completed Assessment Discussion Task
Logbook of experience
Evidence of your Home Nation Association approval for assessment.
Specific details (and acceptable alternatives) are provided in the Coach Award Course Guide
Paddling open canoe on challenging white-water can be exhilarating. Teaching others how to do it is a challenge. Show us how it's done!
As this is an assessment we would expect you to be self-sufficient for equipment. However, if you are travelling some distance we can provide you with a canoe from our extensive fleet.
You'll need to bring sufficient equipment to enable you to look after a group of paddlers in advanced white-water conditions. You should be prepared to deal with emergency situations as well as carry any useful teaching aids.
You'll need to be on top of your game for this assessment, and have canoed regularly before attending. Make sure that you're fit enough for a challenging days on advanced water.