You'll be assessed on your ability to operate as a White Water Canoe Coach, coaching the skills required for paddling on Grade 2 white water, 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 White Water Canoe Coach Award Qualification, demonstrating the coaching the skills required for paddling on Grade 2 white water.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
You'll be assessed delivering two coaching sessions of 90 minutes in moderate white water conditions. In addition you will need to display personal skills and appropriate leadership, safety and rescue skills.
Prior to your Coach Award Assessment you are required to have completed a number of prerequisites, in summary;
Registration Coach Award
eLearning Coach Award
Core Training Coach Award
Discipline Specific Training
Canoe Leadership Award T
he following minimum standards of deployment:
In date First Aid Training
Full Home Nation Association Membership
Aged 16 or over at the time of assessment
Specific details (and acceptable alternatives) are provided in the Coach Award Course Guide.
Paddling open canoe on 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 on white-water. You should be prepared to deal with emergency situations as well as carry any useful teaching aids.
You'll need to be on to of your game for this assessment. Make sure that you're fit enough for a challenging days on white water. You should also have canoed regularly before attending.