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"Great Level 2 training - very professional, lots of good information leading to flowing self teaching style. Good all round equipment, very appropriate and high standard. Lots of theory - got my brain working about the skills of the course. Brilliant technical info, lots of things to think about. The course made me realise what I am good at and what I need to do."

"Course very well delivered and coached, good atmosphere throughout and good knowledge. Received lots of information with ample opportunity for communication. Very good equipment and variety. A high level of information delivered to a high standard. Very good instruction with good clear reviews on all aspects. Highly recommended."

"Good mix of theory and practical – liked that the second weekend was more hands on. Flexible to the needs of those on the course.  Lots of opportunity to ask questions or get personal feedback."

"Good course, all theoretical stuff great, could have benefited more if I was paddling at a higher standard. Good well fitting kayaks to try and adjustable to understand connectivity. Learned a lot about how to coach and what to look for. Some good models of correct technical stuff to coach."

"Was not sure what to expect but what gained was top notch. Was very very good, clear justified and appropriate for grade."

"Learnt lots. Boats well fitted, plenty of equipment for everyone. Content of course was very good compared to other course providers, lots of technical knowledge explained clearly. "



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British Canoeing

Canoe​ ​and/or​ ​Kayak​ ​Coach​ ​​Training
(Sheltered​ ​Water)

This course is the training for coaches who want to progress to sheltered water coach. It takes the underpinning knowledge of the core coach training and applies to coaching students in sheltered water up to and including the 2 star award.

Water park Adventure Centre

Who should do this course?

  • Paddlers who wish to work with students to coach improvement beyond introductory sessions will enjoy this course.
  • Club coaches who have completed the core training and wish to develop further their technical and tactical understanding to continue their development.
  • Paddlers who completed the ‘old’ level 2 coach training can proceed to sheltered water coach trainingin their preferred craft. They might, however decide that two days of training might help them refresh and update their knowledge as they prepare for the assessment.

Although the syllabus for this is not finalised yet, we anticipate the syllabus to include:

  • Goal setting and matching teaching strategy to the goal and the duration of the session.
  • Technical understanding of fundamental boat movement and development of technical templates.
  • Boat outfitting and sizing of equipment.
  • Skill breakdown.
  • Development of progressions to link learning.
  • Practice tasks to enable clear observation and analysis.
  • Use of intrinsic feedback strategies.
  • Planning a series of development sessions towards a student goal.

All students will leave the course with a clear and precise action plan. This will include feedback on:

  • Personal skill against the level 2 coach benchmark.
  • Technical understanding and knowledge of technical templates.
  • Coaching delivery.
  • Rescue skill.

On this course you will have the opportunity to use our fleet of Dagger white water kayaks; a range of high quality VE canoe and kayak paddles; our fleet of canoes; a variety of sea kayaks and touring boats, including Wllderness Systems sea kayaks.

Coach Award
Coach Award Training


British Canoeing Membership (see link below).

Completed Core Coach Training or completed old Level 2 Coach Training.

Resources and Links

Awaiting links to resources.

Coach Award Course Guide

British Canoeing Membership Form 2017

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