Exciting news for UKCC Level 2 coaches interested in white water coaching, and wanting to flex their qualification to its full advantage.

The BCU Moderate Water Endorsements is now available. This award is designed for BCU Coaches who hold a 4* leader award and wish to introduce paddlers to Grade 2(3) white water or equivalent standalone features like weirs. Lots of people have been asking me about this award over the last few months, and I know this will be great news for club coaches as it will allow them a greater range of activities for their members.

If you’re interested in expanding your coaching remit, the pre-requisites for training are UKCC Level 2, BCU 4 Star Leader White-water, 8hour first aid and be 18 years or older. Once you have attended a training day you need to complete a development phase that requires the following, 10 hours of logged coaching in sheltered water environments post holding BCU UKCC Level 2, a minimum of 20 hours leading in moderate water environment, post holding your 4 Star Award.

If you already hold the assessment pre-requisites, all you need to do is attend a training day and go straight to assessment.