British Canoeing Coaching Awards

We offer a comprehensive range of specialist white-water coaching programmes which provide British Canoeing qualifications. Our coaches collective experience and qualifications bring us to the forefront of paddlesport coaching both in the competitive and recreational areas. We apply this knowledge to offer you cutting edge coaching methods evolved to the needs of mainstream paddlesport. It’s this depth of knowledge that allows us to deliver coach education courses guaranteed to meet your needs and more.

We pride ourselves on the high standard of all our coaching programmes, and offer the following:

  • The latest coaching methods, which evolve to meet the demands of mainstream paddlesport.
  • Coach mentoring between training and assessment for all levels of the coaching pathway.
  • Fair and friendly assessment that reflects high training standards, giving you the peace of mind that you’ll have the right knowledge and tools to do the job successfully.

Sweetwater Coaching deliver the following British Canoeing courses throughout the UK and abroad;

 

Moderate Water Endorsement Kayak Training (British Canoeing)

MWE Training Image 1Designed to provide you with the tools to plan, deliver and review progressive coaching sessions in a moderate water environment, prior to attending the UKCC level 2 moderate water assessment. Our coaches offer the current thinking to guide you towards a successful assessment.

The Learning Outcomes:

  • Establishing a safe coaching environment through effective risk assessments
  • Leadership and group organisation skills utilised when coaching in moving water environments
  • Methods of applying demonstrations, observations and analysis of techniques
  • Applying progressive coaching strategies that meet the participant’s needs and motivate learning progression.
  • Gain a clear understanding of what needs to be done next to prepare for your assessment.

Prerequisites:

You need to register with your Home Nation before booking a Moderate Water Endorsement training course. It is advisable to do this at least two weeks prior to the training course.

  • British Canoeing Registration through the ‘(CR) Form’.
  • British Canoeing / SCA / CANI / WCA comprehensive members.
  • Evidence of BC (UKCC) Level 2 Assessment or APL.
  • BC 4 Star Leader White Water Kayak.
  • Recognised 2 day First Aid (within last 3 years).
  • BC (UKCC) Level 2 Coaching Certificate (Kayak).

Coaches who qualified prior to the introduction of British Canoeing UKCC qualifications can often access the Moderate Water Endorsement through application for Accredited Prior Learning.

Further Information: SC Moderate Water Endorsement Kayak Training PDF » BC Moderate Water Course Guide (PDF) » BC Coach Registration Guidance PDF » CR Registration Form PDF

Price: £160 Dates: See Calendar

 

Moderate Water Endorsement Kayak Assessment (British Canoeing)

AWE Assessment Image 1

As with all our assessments Sweetwater Coaching pride ourselves on assessments designed to put you at ease and allow you to perform at your best. During the assessment we’ll observe several coaching sessions whilst leading a group down a Grade 2(3) section of white-water. This 1 day assessment uses a non-intrusive approach to evaluate personal, leadership, safety and coaching skills required by the Moderate Water Endorsement Assessment.

The Assessment Tasks:

  • Put in place an appropriate safety framework including safety briefing and incident management.
  • Use of appropriate sites to provide suitable progression and coaching aligned with the needs of the learners.
  • Deliver two coaching sessions based on the content of the 3 star syllabus.
  • Show the ability to demonstrate skills in the appropriate environments making them clear and precise for their learners.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead a group (maximum of six) safely in moderate water environment.

Pre-requisites:

  • Stamped & Completed CR form authorising assessment.
  • Holme Nation Comprehensive Membership.
  • Evidence of BC (UKCC) Level 2 Assessment or APL.
  • BC 4 Star Leader White Water Kayak.
  • Recognised 2 day First Aid (within last 3 years).
  • BC (UKCC) Level 2 Coaching Certificate (Kayak).
  • Completed MWE Portfolio along with log book evidence as outlined in the Syllabus.

Further Information: SC Moderate Water Endorsement Kayak Assessment PDF » BC Moderate Water Assessment Guidance (PDF)

Price: £90 Dates: See Calendar

 

Advanced Water Endorsement Kayak Training (British Canoeing)

AWE Train Image 1Designed to shape developing coaches that aspire to work in an advanced white water environments. Our coaches offer training in the latest techniques, tactics and psychological skills to enable you to develop paddlers on Grade III/IV .

The Learning outcomes:

  • Benchmark your paddling and leadership skills in moderate and advanced water environments and receive valuable feedback.
  • Perform effective needs analysis of your students and set appropriate activities and goals that meet the needs of the student within the given environment.
  • Dynamic risk assessing and management of relevant risks, including accurate interpretation of weather and implications for coaching sessions.
  • Establish and maintain positive communications with the student and improve their capacity to direct and control their focus, emotions and actions.
  • Manage the delivery of an effective coaching session with appropriate intervention strategies to maximise learning opportunities.
  • Effectively evaluate and communicate the effectiveness of the coaching sessions and the participants performance.

Pre-requisites: 

You need to register with your Home Nation before attending an Advanced Water Endorsement training course. It is advisable to do this at least two weeks prior to the training course.

  • British Canoeing Registration through the ‘(CR) Form’.
  • British Canoeing / SCA / CANI / WCA comprehensive members.
  • BC 5 Star White Water Kayak Leader
  • BC Recognised 2 day First Aid (within last 3 years).
  • BC Moderate Water Endorsement OR BC (UKCC) Level 3 Coach in the relevant discipline) with either Coaching Process or 2 Day BC L2 (UKCC) Transfer or BC (UKCC) L2 Training within the previous 5 years.

Please note these additional prerequisites are checked at Training:

  • A minimum of 20 logged coaching hours in the moderate water environment, after achieving BC Moderate Water Endorsement (or equivalent qualification);
  • A minimum of 20 leading hours in the specific advanced water environment, after achieving 5 Star.

 

Advanced Water Endorsement Kayak Assessment (British Canoeing)

AWE Assessment Image 1As with all our assessments Sweetwater Coaching pride ourselves on assessments designed to put you at ease and allow you to perform at your best. During the assessment we’ll observe several coaching sessions whilst leading a group down a Grade 3(4) section of white water. This 1 day assessment uses a non-intrusive approach to evaluate personal, leadership, safety and coaching skills required by the Advanced Water Endorsement Assessment.

The Assessment Tasks:

  • Observation of coaching – deliver two coaching sessions (normally 40-60 minutes each) working with a ‘real’ group (maximum of 4) of paddlers who are comfortable paddling advanced water as part of a led group.
  • Observation of personal paddling – observed throughout the duration of the assessment.
  • Review of written session plans/reviews – written session plans and reviews for 6 linked progressive coaching sessions delivered prior to assessment.
  • Assessor questioning – Assessors may ask specific questions throughout the course of the assessment to clarify understanding of the various assessment criteria.
  • Specific tasks – opportunity to demonstrate skills if they have not otherwise been evident.

Pre-requisites:

Evidence of the following prerequisites will be checked at Assessment (you are required to take ORIGINAL evidence of the prerequisites to your final assessment):

  • Stamped & Completed CR form authorising assessment.
  • Holme Nation Comprehensive Membership.
  • BC 4 Star Leader White Water Kayak.
  • Recognised 2 day First Aid (within last 3 years).
  • Evidence of BC (UKCC) appropriate coaching certificates or APL.
  • Completed MWE Portfolio along with log book evidence as outlined in the Syllabus.

Valid AWE Training – Candidates first assessment attempt must be completed within 2 years of training (for unsuccessful candidates a second assessment must be completed within 12- months of first assessment attempt)

Further Information: SC Advanced Water Endorsement Kayak Assessment PDF » BC Advanced Water Endorsement  Course Guide (PDF) » BC AWE Course Criteria and Unit Specification (PDF)

Price: £135 Dates: See Calendar