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"Outstanding! Plenty of variety and interest. Course was much better than expected."

"Very well delivered. All communications before the course were clear and concise. Variety of craft to try and paddles – all of a very good quality. The course gave me exactly what I need to go away and continue to develop my understanding and coaching practice. Technical content was all pitched at just the right level for ease of understanding. Individual feedback was consistent and accurately demonstrated the areas that need improvement and the things that went well. I’m glad I came to you guys. Loved it! Thank you!"

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"Very impressed. Loved the delivery – both classroom and on water. Staff input was great. The breakdown and building block approach to delivering that much content was very good – all delivered at a pace that worked for me in a way I related to and understood. Great venue!"

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

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British Canoeing

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 is an essential prerequisite for anyone who wants to access an assessment for:

  • Sheltered water coach
  • Moderate water coach
  • Open water canoe coach
  • Advanced water coach

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British Canoeing membership.

In addition, we strongly recommend that students paddle their preferred craft at a good standard in sheltered water. See skills assessment page 20 of the course guide - click here. Have a clear understanding of how boats move and can breakdown the manoeuvres in order to facilitate good coaching. Have delivered a number of coaching sessions so they have an appreciation of group management and communication.

Who should do this course?

  • Experienced level 1 coaches who have delivered a season of group sessions and wish to continue their professional development.
  • Club coaches who have been helping club members who wish to develop their coaching ability.
  • Teachers, lecturers and tutors in education who are working with students in a developmental way.
  • Coaches with a range of qualifications and experience who wish 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.

Course Syllabus:

This course will look at:

  • Student profiling
  • Observation and analysis strategies
  • Selecting the appropriate delivery method
  • The importance of practice structures
  • Managing feedback in a variety of ways
  • Using reflective practice to aid longterm learning

2 days
Staff to student ratios 1 tutor to 4 students or 2 tutors to 8 students. Please note there is a minimum number of students of 4. This has been set by British Canoeing.

At present there is no pre-registration with British Canoeing for this course.

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.

Course Dates

18,19 September 2021

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


Full Home Nation Association Membership.

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


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