You'll get plenty of practical advice that supports your journey towards the White Water 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 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.
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.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
You'll spend day one applying the Coach Core behaviours to the advanced white water environment. On day two, you'll apply these principles practically as part of a coaching session. You'll have peer feedback and observation as well as trainer feedback. We'll then finish with an action planning session to prepare you for assessment.
You'll need the following prerequisites prior to attending the course
Full Home Nation Association Membership
Core Coach Training
Advanced Canoe Leader Award
Paddling open canoe on challenging white-water can be exhilarating. Teaching others how to do it is a challenge. learn from our years of experience doing just that.
We want to help you focus on achieving your goals, so 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's more, you'll have access to our extensive range of paddling equipment and clothing to use whilst honing your chosen skills. You just bring yourself, your 'can do' attitude, and determination to achieve excellence.
All you really need to bring is sufficient base clothing to wear, and some suitable footwear. Our stores have a wide range of Peak UK soft wear as well as paddles and poles. We have an extensive selection of kayaks from a range of manufacturers. This is an ideal opportunity to try something new if you'd like to. If you prefer the familiar, feel free to bring your own kit.
You'll need to be on top of your game for this training course. Make sure that you're fit enough for two challenging days on advanced water. You should have canoed regularly before attending.