The Club’s Coaches are qualified under the British Canoe Union’s Coaching Scheme and variously qualified to coach on white water and flat water – a list of coaches can be found in the club yearbook. All are volunteers and provide free coaching to members at the Club and on trips.
Although we appear to have many Coaches, they are not always available, so we always need more volunteers interested in becoming Coaches, or competent helpers to assist Coaches. (Please see below for details of how to become a coach).
The club has a coaching development plan to encourage coaches to develop their skill and to develop new coaches for the club. This includes supporting coaches undertaking training courses. For more information about the coaching or how to get involved with coaching at the club, contact the club’s Coaching Officer.
The UKCC/BCU Level 1 and 2 Coach Awards are generic, both canoe and kayak skills. At Level 3 and above the awards will be discipline specific (i.e. sea, canoe, white water, surf, slalom, etc).
All new coaches will enter the coaching scheme at Level 1. To gain a coaching qualification you need to hold the required pre-requisite awards (BCU two-star, Foundation Safety & Rescue Training, be over 16) and then attend the relevant training modules. To coach at the club we also require coaches to hold a current First Aid certificate appropriate to their coaching qualification and be DBS checked (formerly CRB Check). Note: it is possible to do the coaching awards as a bank based coach.
If you are interested in becoming a coach or want more information on coaching qualifications speak to the club’s Coaching Officer.
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