New for 2020
The NEW Performance Coach provides well practiced coaches the opportunity to further develop and refine their coaching practices and to enhance their ability to use sophisticated coaching practices to improve the performance and long-term development of the paddlers they coach.
NEW Performance Coach
The Performance Coach Award is an ideal programme for intrinsically driven, experienced coaches, who want to get better at coaching the paddlers they work with, and for those who seek recognition that their delivery meets enhanced levels of sophistication.
The learning journey is fluid and personalised to every coach who undertakes the programme. The key components of the award are the same but as an experienced coach, you will steer the direction and focus of your learning, in areas that are most relevant to you.
The Performance Coach Award will be available in 21 pathways, across all of our main disciplines and environments. There is no workbook or portfolio to complete.
The new qualification will be available from 29th June 2020.
For full details, please visit the British Canoeing Awarding Body website which includes the 'Performance Coach Announcement' document, 'Pre-release Course Guide' and 'FAQs' document.
Aspirant or Existing Performance Coaches
The NEW Performance Coach Award will be available from 29th June 2020 and we know that existing or aspirant Performance Coaches will be wondering how this impacts them.
Existing Performance Coaches / UKCC Level 3 Coaches
Simply, the changes do not affect current Performance Coaches / UKCC Level 3 Coaches. Any qualification taken with British Canoeing will remain recognised, as long as it meets your group’s demands and the environmental conditions.
Aspirant Performance Coaches
Candidates currently working through their Performance Coach qualification have been contacted to discuss their options. Please refer to the ‘Advice for Coaches transferring to the Performance Coach’ document. Aspirant Performance Coaches may choose to complete their qualification in the existing system or move to the new system. Existing candidates will be able to use parts of their training to bypass the new components.
Please see the 'Advice for coaches who are part way through the Performance Coach programme' document for further guidance, which can be found on the British Canoeing Awarding Body website.
Questions about the new Award?
We know many existing Performance Coaches and paddlers will have questions about the NEW qualification and how this may impact their pathway/journey. Most of this information (and more) is in the ‘Performance Coach Announcement (January 2020)’.
There is a full list of questions and answers in the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document.
For further details about the NEW Performance Coach Award, please view the ‘NEW for 2020’ section of the British Canoeing Awarding Body website.