British Canoeing Awarding Body Core Coach Training

Price Icon£220 pp
Kayak Level IconIntermediate
Calendar Icon2 Days
Location IconMultiple Locations
Instructor IconDan Daley
Ages IconN/A
Spaces Icon6

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The Core Coach Training is open to all paddlers, regardless of your discipline or previous coaching experience. During this course, you will explore different approaches to understanding and enabling learning. You will also receive support in creating your personal coaching development plan so that you can put your learning into practice after the course. The training is available as a two-day practical course or an online modular course.

For qualified coaches, this training can form part of your continuous professional development and has a value of 20 CPD points.


  • Overview of the training course
  • Role of the Coach
  • Coaching pathway and journey to assessment
  • Structure of British Canoeing qualifications
  • Where coaching starts
  • The learners’/athletes’ journey
  • Enabling learners/athletes to learn – understanding feedback
  • Coaching to develop learners’/athletes’ learning
  • Coaching philosophy
  • Session planning
  • Coaches’ decision-making
  • Creating an optimum learning environment
  • Structuring practice sessions for the learner/athlete


To attend this training you are required to hold Full (On The Water) National Association Membership.

Further Reading:

Read the practical Core Coach Training Programme or the online Core Coach Training programme.

The following is a list of recommended equipment:

  • Your British Canoeing  membership card
  • Paddlesport clothing suitable for your chosen discipline
  • Your own paddle and craft if you have one (we have boats and equipment)
  • Packed lunch
  • Note pad and pen

What’s Included:

  • High-quality delivery team who will support you through the course
  • Access to a range of boats – feel free to bring your own
  • Warm, comfortable, clean and modern waterside facilities
  • Classroom facilities

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