British Canoeing Awarding Body Freestyle Coach Assessment

Price Icon£220 pp
Kayak Level IconIntermediate - Advance
Calendar Icon1 Days
Location IconMultiple Locations
Instructor IconDan Daley
Ages Icon16+
Spaces Icon2 per course

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With our comprehensive one-day BCAB Freestyle Coach Assessment, you can take your first step towards achieving your goal. Our assessment is designed to test your practical coaching and safety and rescue skills, supplemented with professional discussion and questioning. With our help, you can become a confident and skilled coach, ready to take on any challenge.

BCAB Freestyle Coach Assessment Philosophy:

  • Stress-free assessment approach.
  • Focus on the journey rather than just the result.
  • Emphasis on safety, engagement, and enjoyment.
  • Participant involvement in decision-making.

Components of Assessment:

  • Assessment Discussion Task.
  • Practical Coaching.
  • Rescue Skills.
  • Personal Skills.
  • Background Knowledge,
  • Understanding, and Experience.

You can look at the BCAB Freestyle Coach Assessment Guidance here.

You also might find it useful to prepare for the discussion around your Background Knowledge, Understanding and Experience by logging your coaching experience in a logbook like this Coaching and Leadership Logbook. You can also use the headings suggested and make your own!


  • Core Coach Training
  • Freestyle Training
  • Coach Award eLearning
  • Assessment Check In
  • Valid 2 day First Aid Training
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Full Home Nation Association Membership
  • Aged 16 or over at the time of assessment

What You Need to Bring:

  • Freestyle Craft (If water-based)
  • Personal Paddling Equipment
  • Any safety equipment you would carry on the water
  • Lunch and water
  • note pad and pen

What’s Included:

  • Highly experienced delivery team
  • Two days of content in a safe and fun learning environment.

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