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Core Coach Training

This training course is open to a huge range of people. It is designed to give you the underpinning knowledge necessary to coach in a range of different environments.  It can be used as the prerequisite for assessments or is an excellent standalone training course that develops coaching knowledge.

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Who should do this course?

  • Club coaches who have been helping club members and want to develop their coaching ability.
  • Teachers, lecturers and tutors in education who are working with students in a developmental way.
  • Experienced instructors who have delivered a season of group sessions and want to continue their professional development.
  • Coaches with a range of qualifications and experience who want to continue their development and update their knowledge.

This list is definitely not exhaustive. Please feel free to contact us for advice about the suitability of this course for you.

This course will look at:

  • How to create greater long term learning by giving control of the learning to the students.
  • Selecting the appropriate delivery method for the student, environment and outcome.
  • The importance of practice structures.
  • Managing feedback in a variety of ways.
  • Creating the best learning environment for your students.
  • Developing decision making in our students paddling  as well as our coaching.
  • Using reflective practice to aid longterm learning.

Core Coach Training

Duration 2 days
Staff to student ratios 1 tutor to 6 students or 2 tutors to 12 students. Please note there is a minimum number of students of 4. This has been set by Paddle UK.

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 Royalex canoes; a variety of sea kayaks and touring boats, including Wllderness Systems sea kayaks.

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Course Dates

Dates to be arranged.

Course fee: £250 (Fee includes the use of boats).

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Full home nation association membership (Paddle England, Paddle Scotland, Canoe Wales, Paddle Northern Ireland).

You will also need a base level of knowledge about the discipline(s) you wish to coach.

Minimum age 16 years at the time of assessment


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