A centre of excellence for Canoe Wales

UKCC Level 2 Coach training course

COURSE DATES for 2017:
March 10th-13th, November 2nd-5th

The course starts at 9am on the first day and finishes at 4pm on the last. The programme is full and there are some homework elements.

You need to:
      be 17 years old or over
      have successfully completed a ‘new’ Level 1 Award or ‘old’ Level 2 training within the previous 3 years
      have completed a BCU Canoe Safety Test or Foundation Safety & Rescue Training
Please remember to send the governing body a CR form with registration fee.
Plus, boat-based candidates must also have successfully completed:
      a new BCU 2 Star Award or ‘old’ 2 Star in both canoe & kayak
      either a ‘new’ or ‘old’ 3 Star Award
Prior to certification Coaches are required to have:
      a valid first aid certificate (min 6 hours)
     a recognised BCU criminal record check (this may take a few months to process so you may want to apply for this in advance of attending your assessment).

What is the new Level 2 Award?
This is the second step on the paddlesport coaching pathway. It focuses on progressive coaching, helping you to develop your students Within their first 3 years of paddling, through a series of sessions.
Who is it for?
Experienced Coaches who want to work with students/groups over multiple sessions. You could be a Club Coach developing a group of paddlers or a teacher coaching a specific group of students.
Is it discipline-specific?
No. As a Level 2 Coach you can (and are encouraged to) deliver sessions in any type of kayak/canoe. One aim of the Level 2 Award is to provide you with the confidence and understanding to transfer skills between various boat types. This will allow you to focus your coaching around the needs of your students.
What can a Level 2 Coach do?
You can deliver a series of six progressive sessions in a sheltered water environment.
Can a Level 2 Coach run sessions on their own?
Yes. In addition, as a Level 2 Coach, you may also have a responsibility for Level 1 Coaches.
What about Competition Coaches?
As for Level 1, the BCU offer Discipline-Specific Modules to supplement the Level 2 qualification. Within slalom, wildwater racing and freestyle attendance on these modules will cover safety issues required to extend the operating remit into relevant discipline-specific environments.
What is involved?
The training course is run over 4 days. For additional information please have a look at http://www.bcu.org.uk

Included in the price is accommodation and you can also use the centres Kayaks, Canoes and equipment.

All candidates are required to register with BCU Awarding prior to embarking on the Level 2 course. Registration forms can either be obtained directly from BCU Awarding, from the Home Nation Governing Body (Canoe Association of Northern Ireland, Canoe England, Scottish Canoe Association or Welsh Canoeing Association

Accomodation is included in the cost. All bedding is provided.

No meals are provided as part of the course but there is a self-catering kitchen in the centre.

The cost of the 4 day course is £250+VAT

If you would like to attend a course please download a Booking Form fill it in and post it to us. For any further enquiries email the address below or phone us on 01559 363209.